PDFSharp - Create and process PDF in .NET
PDFsharp is the Open Source .NET library that easily creates and processes PDF documents on the fly from any .NET language. The same drawing routines can be used to create PDF documents, draw on the screen, or send output to any printer. Neither Adobe's PDF Library nor Acrobat are required. Its features include:
- Creates PDF documents on the fly from any .NET language<1/li>
- Easy to understand object model to compose documents
- One source code for drawing on a PDF page as well as in a window or on the printer
- Modify, merge, and split existing PDF files
- Images with transparency (color mask, monochrome mask, alpha mask)
- Newly designed from scratch and written entirely in C#
- The graphical classes go well with .NET
comments powered by Disqus
iText is one of the popular and widely used PDF library. It is used to generate PDF documents dynamically. Mostly web developers will love it to generate PDF documents and reports based on data from an XML file or a database and serves it to the browser. It has support of adding bookmarks, watermarks, Encryption, Form filling and lot more.
Apache PDFBox is an open source Java PDF library for working with PDF documents. This library allows creation of new PDF documents, manipulation of existing documents and the ability to extract content from documents. It provides support for adding bookmarks, fonts, text extraction, Encryption, PDF printing and lot more.
jFreeChart is a widely used open source charting library. Its flexible design is easy to extend and targets both server-side and client-side applications. It supports many output types, including Swing components, image files (PNG and JPEG) and vector graphics file formats (including PDF, EPS and SVG).
PDFClown is a PDF library helps to generate, read and edit PDF. It helps to split and merge the PDF documents. It has support to add Images, Fonts, Barcodes, Bookmarks, Annotations, Form fields like checkbox, button, list box etc, Compression, text extraction.
Ghostscript is a rendering and conversion engine for page description languages, including Postscript and PDF. It has ability to convert PostScript language files to many raster formats, view them on displays, and print them on printers that don't have PostScript language capability built in.
PDFedit is a free open source pdf editor and a library for manipulating PDF documents. It includes PDF manipulating library based on xpdf, GUI, set of command line tools and a pdf editor. You can use it to read, change and extract information from a PDF file. It is based on xpdf library.
Solr is the popular, blazing fast open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Its major features include powerful full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, dynamic clustering, database integration, and rich document (e.g., Word, PDF) handling. Solr is highly scalable, providing distributed search and index replication, and it powers the search and navigation features of many of the world's largest internet sites.
GraphicsMagick is the swiss army knife of image processing. It provides a robust and efficient collection of tools and libraries which support reading, writing, and manipulating an image in over 88 major formats including important formats like DPX, GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PNG, PDF, PNM, and TIFF.
Pandoc is a Haskell library for converting from one markup format to another, and a command-line tool that uses this library. It an convert documents in markdown, reStructuredText, textile, HTML, DocBook, or LaTeX to HTML formats, Word processor formats, PDF and other markup formats.