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How to remove or delete pages from a PDF file

Platform: WinForms |
Control: PDF |
Published Date: August 14, 2018 |
Last Revised Date: April 16, 2019

Syncfusion Essential PDF is a .NET PDF library used to create, read, and edit PDF documents. Using this library, you can remove or delete the pages in a PDF file.

Steps to remove the pages in PDF file programmatically:

  1. Create a new C# console application project.

Create empty console application in a PDF File

 

  1. Install the Syncfusion.Pdf.WinForms NuGet package as reference to the .NET framework application from NuGet.org.

 

  1. Include the following namespaces in the program.cs file.

C#

using Syncfusion.Pdf;
using Syncfusion.Pdf.Parsing;

 

VB.NET

Imports Syncfusion.Pdf
Imports Syncfusion.Pdf.Parsing

 

  1. Use the following C# and VB.NET code snippet to remove or delete the pages in a PDF file.

 C#

//Create an instance of PdfDocument
using (PdfLoadedDocument loadedDocument = new PdfLoadedDocument("Data/Input.pdf"))
{
   //Remove the first page in the PDF document
 
   loadedDocument.Pages.RemoveAt(0);
 
   //Save and close the document
   loadedDocument.Save("Output.pdf");
}

 

VB.NET

'Create an instance of PdfDocument
Using loadedDocument As PdfLoadedDocument = New PdfLoadedDocument("Data/Input.pdf")
 
   'Remove the first page in the PDF document
   loadedDocument.Pages.RemoveAt(0)
 
   'Save and close the document
   loadedDocument.Save("Output.pdf")
End Using

 

A complete working sample can be downloaded from Remove-pages-in-a-PDF-file.zip

Execute the program with the following input PDF file.

 

The resultant PDF document will be as follows.

 

 

Take a moment to peruse the documentation, where you can find other options like drawing right-to-left text and multi-column text,  consuming TrueType fonts, Standard fonts, CJK fonts. Also, the features like PDF form filling, extract text or images from PDF, and protect PDF documents with code examples.

Refer here to explore the rich set of Syncfusion Essential PDF features.

Note:

Starting with v16.2.0.x, if you reference Syncfusion assemblies from trial setup or from the NuGet feed, include a license key in your projects. Refer to link to learn about generating and registering Syncfusion license key in your application to use the components without trail message.

 

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