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ExpertPDF HtmlToPdf Converter

ExpertPDF offers full support for HTML/CSS conversion. The html2pdf converter is very easy to use. You will be able to integrate it into your C# or VB.NET application in a few minutes.

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HtmlToPdf Converter Features

NEW in v9.1.0:
(released Feb 11th, 2014)

- Stability fixes for the new rendering engine based on WebKit introduced in v9.0.0
- Conversion speed improvements
- Possibility to convert only a certain section of a web page, using the RenderElementId property.
- Support for Integrated Windows Authentication. The converter will automatically try to authenticate the current user when requesting a page served by IIS that uses Windows Authentication with NTLM provider.

NEW in v9.0.0:
(released Dec 9th, 2013)

This is the most important release so far, because ExpertPdf is now using a new internal HTML rendering engine based on WebKit, the rendering engine used by Google's Chrome and Apple's Safari. The previous rendering engine (IE) can still be used, but it's not recommended.

Using this new rendering engine, ExpertPdf has a whole set of brand new features:

- Support for HTML5 and CSS3 features, including canvas and svg
- Support for inline SVG in HTML documents
- Support for web fonts
- Support for Web Open Font Format WOFF
- Powerful html5/css3/javascript rendering engine

NEW in v8.2.0:
(released Sep 27th, 2013)

- Performance improvements
- Bug fixes

NEW in v8.1.0:
(released May 16th, 2013)

- Performance improvements
- Bug fixes
- Updated .NET 4.0 / 4.5 samples for Visual Studio 2012

NEW in v8.0.0:
(released May 8th, 2012)

- Performance improvements
- Bug fixes
- (Cumulative update)

NEW in v7.0.0:
(released May 24th, 2011)

- Performance improvements
- Bug fixes
- (Cumulative update)

NEW in v6.2.0:
(released Sep 16th, 2010)

- Added assemblies for .NET 4.0
- Added samples for .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010
- Performance improvements
- Bug fixes

NEW in v6.0.0:
(released Dec 8th, 2009)

- Repeat the header of long HTML tables on each PDF page where the table is rendered using the display:table-header-group style
- Exclude HTML regions from rendering using the the HtmlExcludedRegionsOptions property of the PdfConverter class
- Improved the converter behavior in multithreaded applications and in high traffic websites
- Improved the scrolling speed of the generated PDF document when the document is opened in Adobe Reader
- Added the Console_MultithreadedPerformance sample application to measure the converter performance in multithreaded applications
- Added sample applications to show how to repeat the head of a HTML table on each PDF page where the table is rendered

NEW in v5.4.0:
(released Jul 9th, 2009)

- Import bookmarks from the external PDF documents appended and prepended to the conversion result
- Added the OpenAction property to execute a JavaScript code or to automatically go to a PDF page when the the PDF document is displayed
- Added the FitHeight property to make the HTML content fit the PDF page height
- Added the HttpRequestHeaders property to send HTTP headers (e.g. cookies) to the web server when the web page is requested by converter
- Added the TransparencyEnabled property to enable or disable all the transparencies from the generated PDF document
- Added the DrawBackground property for HtmlToPdfArea and HtmlToPdfElement to make visible the PDF objects behind them
- Added a demo application for WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation)
- Added a demo application for how to alternate the header and footer content on odd and even pages of the generated PDF document

NEW in v5.3.0:
(released Apr 9th, 2009)

- Resolved a problem with converting some web sites with JavaScript enabled
- Resolved a problem with creating PDF/X conformant documents

NEW in v5.2.0:
(released Mar 11th, 2009)

- Improved support for complex script and right to left Asian languages
- Added an option to generate PDF/A, PDF/X or PDF/SiqQ compliant documents
- Added an option to specify the color space of the PDF document (RGB, CMYK, Grayscale)
- C# and VB.NET samples for creating tables of content with page numbers
- C# and VB.NET samples for multiple HTML conversions in the same PDF
- C# and VB.NET samples for retrieving the position in PDF of the HTML elements
- API to get the position in PDF (by ID or by tag name) of any HTML element
- API to convert multiple HTML to the same PDF document
- API to add texts, images, shapes, digital signatures, bookmarks, attachments to the PDF document created by the converter
- Ensured the converter works when FIPS compliant algorithms are enabled
- Performance improvements

NEW in v5.0.0:
(released Feb 11th, 2009)

- Convert the HTML links with anchors to internal links in PDF to easily create a table of contents in the generated PDF
- Added an option to compress images in PDF with JPEG to highly reduce the PDF document size
- Allow any number of HtmlToPdfArea, TextArea and ImageArea in the generated PDF document header and footer
- Added the possibility to prepend an array of external PDF documents before conversion to create cover pages
- Added support for rendering vertical text defined in HTML with writing-mode styles tb-rl or bt-rl
- Performance improvements

NEW in v4.0.6:
(released Dec 11th, 2008)

- Added more descriptive error messages for easier troubleshooting
- Added the possibility to stretch the HTML content to fit the PDF page width

NEW in v4.0:
(released Oct 1st, 2008)

- Added the possibility to specify the PDF viewer preferences
- Added the option to auto size the PDF page width
- Header and footer improvements
- Improved the rendering of PDFs with embedded images
- Added a ConversionSummary property

NEW in v2.9.3:
(released Jul 21st, 2008)

- Improved memory utilization during conversion
- Added the possiblity to specify a navigation timeout of the html page
- Bug fixes

NEW in v2.9.0:
(released Jun 18th, 2008)

- Added the possibility to specify the Internet Security Zone of the converted URL

NEW in v2.8.2:
(released Jun 5th, 2008)

- Improved the rendering of HTTP links in PDF
- Improved the height auto-detection for some web pages

NEW in v2.8.0:
(released May 15th, 2008)

- Improved true type fonts embedding in the generated PDF
- Added the option to convert the whole HTML content to a single PDF page

NEW in v2.7.1:
(released Mar 15th, 2008)

- bug fixes

NEW in v2.7.0:
(released Mar 4th, 2008)

- Automatically generated bookmarks for a specified list of HTML tags
- bug fixes

NEW in v2.6.1:
(released Feb 25th, 2008)

- Better support for large files
- Improved rendering of transparent PNG and GIF images
- bug fixes

NEW in v2.6.0:
(released Feb 7th, 2008)

- The HTTP links from the header and footer HTML are converted to PDF links
- bug fixes

NEW in v2.5.6:
(released Jan 25th, 2008)

- support for .NET 3.5 (Visual Studio 2008)
- bug fixes

NEW in v2.5.2:
(released Dec 7th, 2007)

- possibility to enable/disable scaling of the content to fit the page width
- bug fixes

NEW in v2.5.0:
(released Nov 27th, 2007)

- support for 64bit operating systems and Windows Vista
- full support for html in headers and footers

NEW in v2.2.0:
(released Nov 2nd, 2007)

- support for IIS authentication
- custom PDF page size
- header/footer enhancements (show on odd/even pages, align title/subtitle)

NEW in v2.1.1:
(released Oct 8th, 2007)

- support for right-to-left languages (Arabic, Armenian, Georgian, Hebrew, Indic, Thai and Vietnamese)
- automatic page breaks algorithm enhancements to avoid image breaks
- major speed enhancements

NEW in v2.1.0:
(released Sep 28th, 2007)

- posibility to enable Javascript/ActiveX during conversion
- bug fixes

NEW in v2.0.0:

(released Sep 19th, 2007)

- support for html links
- support for embedded true type fonts
- multiple security options
- possibility to change the pdf document description elements
- support for page breaks using CSS styles (page-break-before:always, page-break-after:always)
- keep-together feature with CSS style page-break-inside:avoid
- full support for PNG images (including transparency)
- bug fixes

Features added in previous versions:

  • 1. Directly convert an URL to a PDF file
  • 2. Convert an HTML string to PDF
  • 3. Convert to PDF from a file saved on disk
  • 4. Get the PDF byte stream
  • 5. Set the text and appearance of the PDF header and footer
  • 6. Set page number options
  • 7. Set PDF compression level
  • 8. Set PDF page type
  • 9. Dynamically append an existing PDF file to the newly exported PDF file/stream
  • 10. Show/hide headers/footers
  • 11. Set page margins
  • 12. Change page orientation (portrait, landscape)
  • 13. Customize header (add images, change height, change fonts, colors)
  • 14. Customize footer (change height, change fonts, colors)

ExpertPDF Html To Pdf Converter

Making Web content available as PDF is one way to facilitate the dissemination of content. In some industries, providing access to print-formatted documents, such as employee benefit descriptions, is mandatory.

Just printing the Webpage is not sufficient because the print format must include a table of contents with page number references.

To add such functionality to a Webpage, developers can convert the HTML content to PDF format; ExpertPDF has the features needed to achieve this.

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