Logo
My Account |  Site Map | Contact Us  

PDF Creator SDK for .NET

All Products
EO.Web Controls
EO.Pdf for .NET
HTML to PDF (Url)
HTML to PDF (HTML File)
HTML to PDF (HTML Markup)
ASPX To PDF
MVC To PDF
PDF Creator API
PDF Reader API
PDF Page Extraction API
PDF Splitting API
PDF Merging API
PDF Encryption API
PDF Signing API
API to Fill Form Fields
EO.Wpf for .NET
EO.WebBrowser for .NET

PDF Creator API is a set of .NET objects for you to create PDF file directly. It provides an abstract content model that implements a complex, powerful yet very easy to use layout engine that helps you to create a PDF file programmatically in minutes.

Use it in your Application

Sample code to create a simple PDF file (many advanced features not shown here):

C# VB.NET  
//Create a new PdfDocument
PdfDocument doc = new PdfDocument();

//Create a new AcmRender object
AcmRender render = new AcmRender(doc);

//Create a new text object
AcmText text = new AcmText("Hello, world!");

//Render the text
render.Render(text);

//Save the PDF file
doc.Save(outputFileName);

PDF Creator API can be used alone, or can be used in addition to the HTML to PDF API. For example, you can use HTML to PDF API to convert the main contents, but use PDF Creator API to "post process" the conversion result -- for example, adding header and footer. Comparing with HTML to PDF API, PDF Creator API is less powerful, but is also much faster.

Detailed documentation and sample code about this feature can be found in the download package.

Feature Highlights

  • Intuitive Programming Interface. No need to write code to calculate the position of the output. EO.Pdf uses an abstract content model where user only needs to define a content tree and set styles on the content object;
  • Powerful Layout Engine. EO.Pdf implements a layout engine that is very similar to that of HTML. You define various contents -- paragraph, text, images, table, and so on. The layout engine does the rest for you;
  • Inline and Block Borders and Background. Put borders around anything you would like. Highlight anything with a background color. Reserve space with margins and paddings. EO.Pdf got it all covered;
  • Style and Style Sheet. Built your content tree and then style the contents with style and style sheet;
  • Floating Contents. Float any block and render other contents around it. You can float multiple blocks, including floating blocks inside floating blocks;
  • Direct "out of flow" Contents. Offers various methods to create direct out of flow contents, similar to HTML's "position:absolute" feature;
  • Powerful Table. Include any contents inside a table cell. Span a cell into multiple rows or columns. Draw grid lines or border lines. Adjust cell paddings or spacings. All can be done in a matter of minutes;
  • Page Header & Footer. Offers multiple methods to create page context sensitive page header and footer;
  • Watermark & Rubber Stamp. Create multiple-layer document with background, text and overlays;
  • Interactive Form Places input elements such as text box in your PDF file as simple as placing any other contents;
  • Bookmarks & Links Create hierarchical bookmarks to allow user to navigate to any chapter or section of the document, or create links to allow user to navigate from one part of the document to another;
  • And much more!

Additional Resources

  • Product Documentation

    All features are explained in great details in the product documentation. It also contains complete reference information for each type, property or method;

  • Samples

    The download package contains a wide variety of samples with full C# and Visual Basic.NET source code that demonstrate how to use different feature of the EO.Pdf library.

  • Technical Support

    Still have questions? Post in our support forum or contact us and we will answer them quickly. Our turn around time is among the best in the industry.