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Xamarin PDF Library - Overview

The Syncfusion Essential PDF is a feature rich and high-performance Xamarin PDF library that allows you to add robust PDF functionalities to any Xamarin applications. It allows you to create, read, and edit PDF documents programmatically. This library also offers functionality to merge, split, stamp, forms, and secure PDF files.

Overview Diagram of Xamarin PDF Library


General Information

Blazing Fast Performance

Optimized for usage in a server environment where speed and low memory usage is critical.

Powerful and Comprehensive API

All the elements in a typical PDF document like text, formatting, images, shapes, and tables are accessible through a comprehensive set of APIs.

Create, Modify, and Save PDF Files

Essential PDF gives you the ability to create PDF documents from scratch and save them to disk or stream with just a few lines of code. Existing documents can also be opened and manipulated.

Fully Documented

Syncfusion Essential PDF comes with extensive documentation, Knowledge Base, and samples.


PDF Forms

Create Forms

Create Forms

Creates AcroForms from scratch or existing documents to collect information from the users.

Edit Forms

Edit Forms

Move fields around. Change fields border color, fonts, size etc. Add, delete and edit form fields.

Fill Forms

Fill Forms

Fills AcroForm with database information quickly, easily, and effortlessly or directly from internet or intranet user.

Flatten Forms

Flatten Forms

Flattens AcroForm to remove the editing capability of the document.


Organize

Merge or Append PDF

Merge or Append PDF

Merges different PDF documents or pages into single PDF document to archive or to add title pages to the document.

Split PDF

Split PDF

Splits a PDF document of many pages into smaller PDF document to remove unwanted pages, blank pages and more.

Rearrange

Rearrange

Rearrange the pages within the PDF document to make the PDF document more meaningful.

Portfolio

Portfolio

Creates portfolio that allows to bundle the related documents together. Supports extraction and deletion of files from portfolio.


Manipulation

Watermark Existing PDF

Watermark existing PDF

Existing documents can be loaded and stamped with text or images.

Extract Images and Text

Extract text from PDF

Text in a document can be extracted. The layout of text in the PDF is preserved during its extraction.


Tables

Data Binding

Data Binding

Data can be easily imported from an IEnumerable collection.

Formatting

Formatting

Creates richly formatted tables to keep your data organized, with both basic and advanced operations on cells, rows, and columns.

Styling

Styling

Built-in table styles are available and it will appear as Microsoft Word table styles. More advanced styling options are also available.


Security

Encrypt and Decrypt PDFs

Encrypt and Decrypt PDFs

Essential PDF supports both AES and RC4 encryption algorithms as per the ISO 32000 standards and PDF 2.0 security to protect documents against unauthorized access.

Digitally Sign PDF Files

Digitally Sign PDF Files

Documents can be digitally signed using x509 certificates such as .pfx files with private keys with support for Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) to offer authenticity and integrity.


Interactive Elements

Annotations

Annotations

Add, edit, and remove comments with highlight, mark-up, free text, and 17+ annotations.

PDF Actions

PDF Actions

Adds pre-defined actions like form actions, launch actions, named actions and so on., to attachments, form fields, and annotations and also supports custom PDF JavaScript action.

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Adds bookmarks to the PDF document to allow navigation interactively from one part of the PDF document to another. Editing and deletion of bookmarks are also supported.

Attachment

Attachment

Add, extract, and delete attachments from the PDF document. The attachments can be of any file format.


Standardize

Accessibility

Accessibility

Creates tagged PDF or PDF/UA with the standard compliant of section 508 for the people who require assistive technologies when reading electronic content.


Barcode

Barcode 1D

1D barcode

Creates 1D or Linear barcode in the PDF document with vector quantity and support to save as raster image. Supported 1D barcodes are code39, codabar, code128a, and more.

Barcode 2D

2D barcode

Creates 2D in the PDF document with vector quantity and support to save as raster image. Supported 2D barcodes are QR code and Data Matrix.


Feature Matrix

Document and Page Features Xamarin
Create a PDF document from scratch or modify an existing document. Yes
Save the PDF document to a local or storage file. Yes
Save the PDF document to a stream. Yes
Open existing PDF documents from local or storage file. Yes
Open existing PDF documents from stream. Yes
Standard and custom page sizes. Yes
Portrait and landscape orientations. Yes
Document properties. Yes
XMP metadata. Yes
Custom metadata. Yes
PDF standards conformance such as to PDFA1/B and PDF X1-A.
Viewer preferences. Yes
PDF portfolio. Yes
Page layers. Yes
Headers and footers. Yes
Page labels. Yes
Automatic fields such as page number field, date field, etc., for specific pages or the entire document. Yes
Tagged PDF with section 508 compliant. Yes
Security
Add digital signatures using x509 certificates. Yes
Enable Long Term Validation (LTV) PDF signature. Yes
Encrypt/decrypt PDF using 40-bit and 128-bit RC4 algorithm. Yes
Encrypt/decrypt PDF using 128-bit and 256-bit AES algorithm. Yes
Encrypt/decrypt PDF using 256-bit AES algorithm with revision 6. Yes
PDF contents
Add single, multiline, and multipage text with various standard and TrueType fonts. Yes
Align text in RTL format for languages such as Arabic, Hebrew, etc. Yes
Apply text formatting including colors, alignments, line and character spacing, etc. Yes
Add complex script language text such as Thai, Hindi, Tamil, etc. Yes
Embed JPEG and PNG images. Yes
Embed TIFF images.
Create masked images using soft and image masking techniques. Yes
Paginate images across multiple pages. Yes
Add watermarks to the document using text or images. Yes
Create richly formatted tables that can span across multiple pages. Yes
Add geometrical shapes like lines, rectangles, paths, curves, etc., to the page graphics. Yes
Apply pen and brush for graphic elements such as text, shapes, etc. Yes
Support for various color spaces such as CalRGB, CalGray, Indexed, Separation, etc. Yes
Apply patterns and shadings to the graphics. Yes
Insert hyperlinks that can navigate to a web page, remote file, or even to a different region in the same document. Yes
Fonts
14 types of standard or base fonts. Yes
CJK (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) fonts. Yes
TrueType fonts. Yes
Unicode TrueType fonts. Yes
Tables
Import from different datasources. Yes
Strongly typed IEnumerable objects. Yes
Add row, column, cell, and table formatting. Yes
Add row headers that can be repeated for all the pages. Yes
Paginate tables across multiple pages with the ability to handle horizontal overflow. Yes
Merge rows and columns. Yes
Create nested tables that span across pages. Yes
Forms
Create and modify forms. Yes
Support for form fields like push button field, check box field, radio button field, text box field, list field, and combo box field. Yes
Remove or reposition form fields. Yes
Flatten the entire form or specific fields in the documents. Yes
Import and export form data from FDF, XFDF, and XML files. Yes
XFA forms.
Document Conversions
Convert HTML from URL/disk/string to PDF.
Convert Word documents to PDF. Yes
Convert Excel and PowerPoint presentation to PDF.
Convert Rich Text Format (RTF) files to PDF. Yes
Convert XPS to PDF document with native graphics.
Bar Codes
One-dimensional bar codes such as Code 39, Code 39 Extended, Code 11, Codabar, Code 32, Code 93, Code 93 Extended, Code 128A, Code 128B, UPC bar code, and Code 128C bar codes. Yes
Two-dimensional bar codes such as QR Code and Data Matrix bar code. Yes
Interactive Elements
Add annotations with associated notes. Yes
Embed files as attachments. Yes
Create/modify bookmarks for easier navigation. Yes
Apply actions for elements such as form fields, bookmarks, links, etc. Yes
Flatten the entire annotation or specific annotation in the documents. Yes
Annotation Types
Attachment Annotation Yes
Document Link Annotation Yes
File Link Annotation Yes
Ink Annotation Yes
Line Annotation Yes
3-D Annotation Yes
Circle Annotation Yes
Ellipse Annotation Yes
FreeText Annotation Yes
Polygon Annotation Yes
Rectangle Annotation Yes
Square Annotation Yes
Text Markup Annotation Yes
Pop-up Annotation Yes
Rubber Stamp Annotation Yes
Sound Annotation Yes
URI Annotation Yes
Measurement Annotations
Line measurement annotation Yes
Square measurement annotation Yes
Circle measurement annotation Yes
Action Types
Form Action Yes
Goto Action Yes
JavaScript Action Yes
Launch Action Yes
Named Action Yes
Field Action Yes
Reset Action Yes
Sound Action Yes
Submit Action Yes
URI Action Yes

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Coverage Period
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CASE STUDY

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