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Enhance Teamwork with PDF Annotation Editing

November 29, 2023
IronPDF for .NET v2023.12.6 makes it easier to collaborate on documents with the ability to access and modify annotations in a PDF file.

IronPDF for .NET is a versatile PDF library that is compatible with .NET 5, 6, 7, .NET Core, Standard, and .NET Framework. Designed for C#, F#, and VB.NET, it empowers developers to effortlessly generate, format, edit, and extract content from PDF documents. IronPDF faithfully renders HTML, CSS, images, and JavaScript, closely mimicking Google Chrome's output.

IronPDF for .NET 2023.12.6 adds a new Annotations API which enables you to retrieve and edit document annotations. Once retrieved, you can change the value of the annotation properties such as its title, contents as well as the X and Y coordinates via the PdfDocument.Annotations collection. The use of these sticky-note-like comments provide a convenient way to add further information, reminders and feedback throughout the PDF document. With this, your applications can offer their users a more effective means of collaboration.

To see a full list of what's new in 2023.12.6, see our release notes.

IronPDF for .NET is available to buy in the following products:

Send Emails from .NET 7 Apps via SMTP

November 29, 2023
Use the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol to integrate email sending capabilities into your .NET 7 applications.

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is the standard protocol for sending emails across the Internet. Within the context of communications and messaging, SMTP plays a pivotal role in the email delivery process, acting as the postal service for emails. It works closely with protocols like IMAP and POP3, which are used for email retrieval, ensuring a complete system for email communication.

Several .NET 7 communications components provide SMTP functionality including:

  • IPWorks .NET Edition by /n software includes a robust SMTP component, offering reliable email sending and server management.
  • Rebex Secure Mail for .NET is a versatile SMTP library with advanced features like encryption, authentication and message composition.
  • PowerTCP Mail for .NET by Dart Communications is a high-performance .NET SMTP component for demanding email applications.
  • SocketTools .NET Edition by Catalyst Development Corp. is a lightweight SMTP component for sending emails offering ease of use and quick integration.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our .NET 7 Communications and Messaging comparison.

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Enhance Security with SFTP File Transfers in .NET Core

November 29, 2023
SFTP components offer a secure, streamlined solution for file transfers, enhancing data security and simplifying data exchange.

Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is a communication protocol for transferring files securely. It operates over the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol, providing a protected path for file transfer, access, and management. SFTP is an essential part of communications and messaging in systems where data security is a priority, as it encrypts both commands and data, preventing sensitive information from being exposed to unauthorized entities during the transfer process.

There are a number of .NET Core components that support SFTP including:

  • IPWorks SFTP .NET Edition by /n software is a powerful and easy-to-use SFTP component which provides secure file transfers, remote file management, and support for various SFTP protocols.
  • Rebex SFTP for .NET is a high-performance SFTP component for .NET Core, offering advanced security features and a user-friendly API.
  • Xceed SFTP for .NET is a powerful library that provides comprehensive SFTP functionality, a streamlined interface, and integration with .NET Core applications.
  • Clever Internet .NET Suite by Clever Components includes an SFTP component that offers secure file transfers, remote file management, and SFTP server support.
  • PowerTCP SSH and SFTP for .NET by Dart Communications is a feature-rich SFTP component for .NET Core applications, offering secure file transfers, remote file management, and SSH transport compression.
  • SocketTools .NET Edition by Catalyst Development Corp. is a versatile SFTP library for .NET Core developers, providing support for multiple SFTP protocols, secure file transfers, and remote file operations.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our comparison of .NET Core Comms & Messaging components.

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How to Streamline Document Automation Using APIs

November 28, 2023
Use MESCIUS Document Solutions APIs to manipulate and interact with documents programmatically.

The Document Solutions product line from MESCIUS gives developers the ability to generate, load, edit, and save spreadsheets, PDFs, Images, and DOCX files in any .NET, C#, ASP.NET, and  VB.NET applications without any dependency on Microsoft Office or Adobe Acrobat. It even includes Document Solutions for Excel, Java Edition - giving Java developers the same capability with Excel spreadsheets.

In this blog post, MESCIUS Product Manager Shilpa Sharma shows you how document automation can be a powerful tool to accelerate workflows and enhance collaboration within organizations. By leveraging the power of Document APIs, businesses can automate repetitive tasks, reduce errors, and enhance efficiency. Key benefits include:

  • Document Generation
  • Document Manipulation
  • Document Conversion
  • Reporting and Analytics
  • Enhanced Security
  • Cross-platform Compatibility

The Document Solutions product line includes:

Read the complete blog to learn these powerful techniques.

Manage Projects in your Blazor App

November 28, 2023
Provide users with a Gantt chart, offering a clear and concise overview of project timelines, dependencies and progress.

Gantt charts are a type of bar chart designed to illustrate project schedules. They display the start and end dates of different elements of a project and are essential for project management. These charts are useful for tracking project progress and for planning by showing how project tasks overlap and relate to each other.

Several Blazor chart components provide Gantt charts including:

  • ComponentOne Charts for Blazor (part of ComponentOne Studio Blazor Edition by MESCIUS) includes powerful and customizable Gantt charts for Blazor applications.
  • Telerik Blazor Chart (part of Telerik UI for Blazor) displays feature-rich Gantt charts with interactive data visualization capabilities.
  • Syncfusion Blazor Chart (part of Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise) comes with comprehensive Gantt charts with native Blazor support.
  • Smart HTML Elements Blazor Chart (part of Smart HTML Elements) provides easy-to-use Gantt charts for creating modern Blazor UIs.
  • TeeChart Blazor (part of by TeeChart .NET for Blazor by Steema Software) includes versatile Gantt charts with a wide range of customization options.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our Blazor Charts comparison.

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