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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.

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Let Users View PDFs in your WPF Apps

November 24, 2023
Integrate a native PDF viewer into your application, eliminating the need for third-party software.

A PDF viewer allows users to seamlessly open, view and interact with PDF documents directly within a software application. This eliminates the need to switch between separate programs, enhancing user convenience and streamlining workflows.

Several WPF PDF components provide viewing capabilities including:

  • DevExpress WPF PDF Viewer (part of DevExpress WPF) lets users view, navigate, and manipulate PDF documents within your WPF applications.
  • ComponentOne Studio WPF PDF (part of ComponentOne Studio WPF) by MESCIUS can display, save, and print PDF documents with ease in your WPF applications.
  • Telerik UI PDF for WPF (part of Telerik UI for WPF) empowers your WPF applications with comprehensive PDF viewing and annotation capabilities.
  • Syncfusion WPF PDF (part of Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise) seamlessly integrates PDF viewing, annotation, and form filling into your WPF applications.
  • XFINIUM.PDF includes a lightweight and high performance PDF viewer for WPF applications with zooming support.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our comparison of WPF PDF components.

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Automatically Generate a TOC for your PDF

November 13, 2023
IronPDF for .NET 2023.11.7 streamlines the process of creating tables of contents for your PDF documents.

IronPDF for.NET enables developers to create, modify, and export PDF documents written in C#, F#, and VB.NET for Microsoft .NET Core and .NET Framework. You can use HTML or combine it with CSS, images, and JavaScript, with rendering very similar to that of Google Chrome.

The 2023.11.7 release of IronPDF for .NET allows a table of contents (TOC) to be automatically generated for the document. Typically placed at the beginning of the document, this list of headings and corresponding page numbers makes it easy for readers to find specific information quickly.

To see a full list of what's new in v2023.11.7, see our release notes.

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

Compressing PDFs in .NET 7

November 10, 2023
Reduce PDF file size without sacrificing quality, making files easier to store and share.

PDF compression is the process of reducing the file size of a PDF document without losing quality. Compressing PDFs has many benefits, including saving storage space, faster file transfer, and reduced bandwidth usage. It is a great way to optimize your PDFs for a variety of uses, such as sharing large documents over email, uploading PDFs to websites, and storing PDFs on cloud storage.

Several .NET 7 PDF components provide compression capabilities, including:

  • IronPDF for .NET by Iron Software provides a powerful compression feature that can compress PDFs without sacrificing fidelity.
  • Document Solutions for PDF by MESCIUS offers a PDF compression service that reduces a PDF document's file size, while maintaining the original quality and layout.
  • LEADTOOLS PDF Pro uses Mixed Raster Content (MRC) technology to minimize PDFs, while keeping the output sharp and clear.
  • XFINIUM.PDF CROSS PLATFORM EDITION uses PDF compression to shrink the file size of PDFs by optimizing the structure and content of the PDF, while conserving quality.
  • Aspose.PDF for .NET includes a PDF compression feature that allows users to reduce the file size of PDFs without degradation using a variety of optimization techniques.

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

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Converting HTML to PDF in .NET 7

November 9, 2023
Let users convert HTML files to PDF within your .NET 7 app, making them easier to archive and share.

Converting HTML to PDF is a versatile and convenient way to create, share, and archive documents. It preserves the original formatting and layout of an HTML document and the converted PDF can be viewed on any device with a PDF reader.

Several .NET 7 PDF components provide HTML to PDF conversion, including:

  • IronPDF for .NET includes a high-fidelity HTML to PDF converter that uses the Chromium engine to render HTML files with pixel-perfect accuracy, making it easy to create professional-looking PDFs from any web page.
  • Document Solutions for PDF by MESCIUS provides an HTML to PDF conversion service that can be used to convert single or batch HTML files to high-quality PDFs, while preserving the original formatting and layout.
  • ExpertPDF HtmlToPdf Converter by Outside Software is a .NET library that enables developers to easily convert HTML files to PDF files with high fidelity, including support for complex HTML5 and CSS3 features.
  • Aspose.PDF for .NET allows developers to convert HTML to PDF with ease, while providing fine-grained control over the conversion process and preserving the original formatting.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our comparison of .NET PDF components.

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