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Syncfusion Essential PDF - Summary

by Syncfusion - Product Type: Component / ASP.NET WebForms / ASP.NET AJAX (ATLAS) / ASP.NET MVC / .NET WinForms / .NET Class / .NET WPF / Silverlight / 100% Managed Code / Windows Runtime Controls / Source Code

This product is no longer sold individually, but is available within Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition and one of Syncfusion’s 9 platform-dedicated suites.


Syncfusion Essential PDF by Syncfusion

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Easily generate and modify richly-formatted, standards-compliant Adobe PDF files, with no need for Acrobat to be installed on your users’ systems. Syncfusion Essential PDF features a full-fledged, intuitive object model, allowing for the easy creation and modification of PDF files from any .NET language. The extensive feature set includes support for international languages, several text formatting options, splitting and overlaying documents, digital signatures and timestamps, drawing shapes and images, including multiple layers within a page, barcodes, inserting tables with custom formatting, bookmarks, support for headers and footers and page layout during printing, encryption, and much more. There is also support for creating AcroForms. The library allows you to convert HTML, .doc, .xls, XPS, and TIFF files to the PDF format. Essential PDF does not use COM Interop and is optimized for use on servers where speed and memory usage are critical. This 100% C# library allows you to create and modify PDFs in your Windows Forms, ASP.NET, WPF, ASP.NET MVC, and Silverlight applications. Essential PDF features simple, hassle-free licensing, with no per-server fees, distribution fees, or royalties. It’s available stand-alone or as part of Syncfusion’s Essential Studio Enterprise Edition and Essential Studio Reporting Edition packages. Complete, easy-to-work with source code is available with the Source version of the product. Visual Studio 2008 & 2010 are supported, and the product is compatible with the Visual Studio 2012 RC. Every Syncfusion license is backed by a 1-year subscription for access to frequent new releases (one per quarter) and unlimited technical support during the period of coverage, ensuring you can get the answer you need, when you need it.

Syncfusion Essential PDF Text

Essential PDF provides a set of advanced text formatting and text layouting options to enable users to draw anything from simple text to complex RTL languages texts on the PDF document. It also provides support for extracting text content from existing PDF documents.

Text Formatting

Multilingual Support

Text Flow

Right-to-Left Support

Text Extraction

Syncfusion Essential PDF Graphics

Essential PDF exposes a comprehensive set of drawing APIs that can be used to draw a variety of shapes. It also supports drawing shapes with custom colorspace, and the creation and manipulation of new or existing page layers, to draw layered graphics on a PDF document. It also provides support for extracting images from existing PDF documents along with their location information in the PDF document.

Pen and Brush


Transparent Graphics

Color Spaces

Image Extraction

Enhanced Printing Support

Syncfusion Essential PDF Barcodes

Essential PDF provides native support for generation of (Code39, Code39 Extended, Code11, Codabar, Code32, Code93, Code93Extended, Code128A, Code128B and Code128C) 1D barcodes.

Syncfusion Essential PDF Document-level Operations

Essential PDF supports several document-level operations, which include the creation of booklets, merging of documents, splitting of documents, overlaying of documents, reordering and removal of pages.

Merge Documents

Split Document

Overlay Documents

Import and Stamp


Syncfusion Essential PDF Document Settings

Essential PDF supports the specification of various document settings which include document properties, page orientation, and viewer preferences in a PDF document and also support for inserting custom metadata on the PDF document.

Custom Metadata

Document Properties

Page Orientation

Page Sizes

Viewer Preferences

Syncfusion Essential PDF Forms

Essential PDF provides support for the creation and filling of AcroForms. It also supports the reading and filling of Adobe Static XFA forms and exporting the form data into XML, FDF and XFDF file formats.

Form Filling

Form Export

Syncfusion Essential PDF Document Conversion

Using Essential PDF, you can easily convert multi-frame TIFF images and HTML documents to PDFs.




Doc to PDF

Excel to PDF

Syncfusion Essential PDF Standards PDF/A-1b Compliance

Essential PDF supports the creation of PDF documents with PDF/A-1b (formally ISO 19005-1 Level B) compliance, which is suitable for long-term archiving of electronic documents and used for reliable data exchange in enterprise and government environments.

Syncfusion Essential PDF Fonts

Essential PDF supports standard fonts, CJK fonts, and True Type fonts.

Standard Fonts

CJK Fonts

True Type Fonts

Unicode True Type

Syncfusion Essential PDF Images

Essential PDF supports scalar image types (JPEG, GIF, BMP and PNG), vector image types (Emf), and also provides support for TIFF images. Images can be loaded from streams, files on disk, or from a System.Drawing.Bitmap Object. Images can also be resized and inserted into a PDF document at the required size. Even features such as watermarks and soft-masking are supported.

Scalar Images

Soft Mask

Vector Images


Syncfusion Essential PDF Tables

Essential PDF has support for inserting tables into a PDF document. You can create tables with AutoPageBreaks and custom formatting. You can and also import ADO.NET data tables into other tables. Essential PDF also supports inserting various graphic elements within table cells, providing options to create rich-looking reports.

Syncfusion Essential PDF Page-level Operations

Essential PDF supports several page-level operations to insert page elements such as headers, footers and page labels in a PDF document.

Headers and Footers

Page Label

Automatic Fields

Syncfusion Essential PDF Interactive Elements

Essential PDF supports several interactive elements including annotations, actions, attachments, bookmarks and hyperlinks.





Syncfusion Essential PDF Security

Essential PDF provides support for securing documents using digital signatures and encryption.

Please note: Syncfusion Essential PDF includes ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight, WPF and Windows Forms components.

What's new in Essential PDF 2012 Vol 4?

PDF Library for WinRT - Essential PDF for WinRT allows users to create PDF files natively without any dependence on Adobe. Users can open, save, and merge PDF documents using asynchronous methods. Features of Essential PDF include writing text with formatting and pagination, drawing images, creating and filling form fields, encryption and decryption, tables, annotations, and bookmarks.

Text Search and Highlighting - This feature enables users to search the body of a PDF document by providing search words. Search results are highlighted in the document. This support has been added both in Windows Forms and WPF.

Support for Hyperlinks - Originally, hyperlinks in PDF documents were displayed as plain text in Essential PDF Viewer for Windows Forms. This feature provides clickable hyperlinks that open the link in the user's browser.

What's new in Essential PDF 2012 Vol 2?

Tagged PDF Support - Tagged PDF is a stylized use of PDF that defines a set of standard structures and attributes to allow page content—such as text, graphics, and images—to be extracted and reused for other purposes. Essential PDF now adds support for tagged PDFs during HTML-to-PDF conversion, making content accessible to users who have visual impairments.

Converting XPS to PDF - An XPS (XML Paper Specification) document standardized by Ecma International can now be easily converted to PDF using Essential PDF.

What’s new in Essential PDF 2012 Volume 1?

Data Matrix Barcode Support - Essential PDF now provides support for rendering two-dimensional bar codes. Support for Data Matrix, one of the popular two-dimensional bar codes, has been included. The Data Matrix bar code can be generated from numeric or alphanumeric text. It supports different encoding structures such as ASCII (includes C40, Text, X12, and EDIFACT) and Base 256. Different sizes for the bar code symbol are available and can be chosen manually or according to the input. Data Matrix bar codes can be directly drawn in PDF or converted to an image.

Easily generate richly-formatted Adobe PDF files, even on systems that do not have Acrobat installed.

Evals & Downloads: Read the Syncfusion License Agreement - Requires Acrobat Reader

Operating System for Deployment: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003

Architecture of Product: 32Bit, 64Bit

Product Type: Component

Component Type: ASP.NET WebForms, ASP.NET AJAX (ATLAS), ASP.NET MVC, .NET WinForms, .NET Class, .NET WPF, Silverlight, 100% Managed Code, Windows Runtime Controls, Source Code

Built Using: Visual C# .NET

Compatible Containers: Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft Visual Basic 2012, Microsoft Visual Basic 2010, Microsoft Visual Basic 2008, Microsoft Visual Basic 2005, Microsoft Visual C++ 2012, Microsoft Visual C++ 2010, Microsoft Visual C++ 2008, Microsoft Visual C++ 2005, Microsoft Visual C# 2012, Microsoft Visual C# 2010, Microsoft Visual C# 2008, Microsoft Visual C# 2005, .NET Framework 4.5, .NET Framework 4.0, .NET Framework 3.5, .NET Framework 3.0, .NET Framework 2.0, Silverlight 5, Silverlight 4

Product Class: User Interface Components

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