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ExpertPDF Pdf Creator SDK for .NET

ExpertPDF Pdf Creator SDK is a full featured pdf library. It offers enhanced HTML to PDF conversion capabilities, RTF to PDF conversion, PDF merge and split, PDF encryption and digital signatures, bookmarks, and many more. C# and VB.NET Samples available.

 
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Pdf Creator Features

ExpertPDF Pdf Creator SDK is a .NET library built to enhance our existing HtmlToPdf Converter. The Pdf Creator emerged as a premium product that has, besides the html to pdf converter features, a large number of more general pdf related capabilities.

General features

- Add texts and image elements to the PDF documents and templates
- Render multipage images (TIFF) to PDF
- Add graphic elements like lines, rectangles, ellipses, circles, Bezier curves
- Create bookmarks for the PDF document
- Merge and split PDF files and streams with MergePdf and SplitPdf classes
- Create links to internal and external resources in the PDF document
- Create file attachments
- Create text notes
- Rotate PDF document pages
- Add viewer preferences
- Add document description
- Add fonts and color directly from .NET Font and Color structures

Pdf security

- Add ordinary digital signatures
- Set user and owner passwords
- Encrypt PDF document content
- 40 and 128 bit encryption keys
- Set PDF document permissions (print, edit, copy)

Html to pdf conversion

- Place the HTML to PDF conversion result in any position in PDF document
- Set the width and height in PDF of content rendered from HTML
- Add several html elements in the same document in any position
- Possibility to get the bounds of the rendered content in each rendered page
- Set the transparency for the rendered content
- Rotate the rendered PDF content
- Add HTML in templates that can repeated on each page of the PDF document
- Add HTML in header and footer of the PDF document

RTF to pdf conversion

- Place the RTF to PDF conversion result in any position in PDF document
- Set the width and height in PDF of content rendered from RTF
- Add several RTF elements in the same document in any position
- Possibility to get the bounds of the rendered content in each rendered page
- Set the transparency for the rendered content
- Rotate the rendered PDF content
- Add RTF in templates that can repeated on each page of the PDF document
- Add RTF in header and footer of the PDF document

ExpertPDF Pdf Creator Library for .NET

 
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)

Major improvements related to the rendering engine used by the html to pdf component of the PdfCreator. 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 v7.2.0:
(released Sep 27th, 2013)

- Performance improvements
- Bug fixes



NEW in v7.1.0:
(released May 16th, 2013)

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



NEW in v7.0.0:
(released May 8th, 2012)

- Performance improvements
- Bug fixes
- (Cumulative update)


NEW in v6.0.0:
(released May 24th, 2011)

- Performance improvements
- Bug fixes
- (Cumulative update)


NEW in v5.2.0:
(released Sep 16th, 2010)

- Added assemblies for .NET 4.0
- Added samples for .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010
- Minor improvements


NEW in v5.0.0:
(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 v4.4.0:
(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 v4.3.0:
(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 v4.2.0:
(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)
- API to get the position in PDF (by ID or by tag name) of any HTML element
- Ensured the converter works when FIPS compliant algorithms are enabled
- Performance improvements



NEW in v4.0.0:
(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 v3.0.6:
(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 v3.0:
(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 v2.3.3:
(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 v2.3.0:
(released Jun 18th, 2008)

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


NEW in v2.2.7:
(released Jun 5th, 2008)

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


NEW in v2.2.4:
(released May 15th, 2008)

- bug fixes
- Improved true type fonts embedding in the generated PDF


NEW in v2.2.2:
(released Apr 15th, 2008)

- bug fixes


NEW in v2.2.0:
(released Mar 4th, 2008)

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


NEW in v2.1.2:
(released Feb 25th, 2008)

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


NEW in v2.1.0:
(released Feb 7th, 2008)

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



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Feb 11th, 2014
ExpertPDF Pdf Creator v9.1.0 was released. more details

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