What is DynamicPDF Generator for .NET?

Dynamic PDF Dot Net Generator

DynamicPDF Generator for .NET allows software developers to add PDF generation to any .NET application (C# or VB.NET). Our award winning product is used for real-time creation of PDF documents based on dynamic data. PDF documents can be generated straight to a Web Form, file, byte array or System.IO.Stream object. The assembly is 100% managed and uses only safe code. The object model is intuitive and easy to learn, yet at the same time is very powerful. With a Free Evaluation Edition to try and with flexible and Royalty Free licensing options, why not start using DynamicPDF Generator Today!

Generate PDF .NET (C# and VB.NET)

The following C# and VB.NET code shows how to generate a very simple PDF document with one page and one sentence of text from within your .NET application. To generate a PDF file you only need a few lines of .NET code.

C# Code:
   1:  Document document = new Document();
   3:  Page page = new Page(PageSize.Letter, PageOrientation.Portrait);
   4:  document.Pages.Add(page);
   6:  page.Elements.Add(new Label("My PDF Document", 0, 0, 512, 40, Font.Helvetica));
   7:  document.Draw(@"C:\MyDocument.pdf");
VB.NET Code:
   1:  Dim MyDocument As Document = New Document
   3:  Dim MyPage As Page = New Page(PageSize.Letter, PageOrientation.Portrait)
   4:  MyDocument.Pages.Add(MyPage)
   6:  MyPage.Elements.Add(New Label("My PDF Document", 0, 0, 512, 40, Font.Helvetica))
   7:  MyDocument.Draw("C:\MyDocument.pdf")

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DynamicPDF Generator v8.0 for .NET - Feature Chart

Review the below feature chart to see the features that are included with each edition:
DynamicPDF Generator v8.0 for .NET Features
Page Elements
Page Numbering Label
Layout Grid
Background Image
Text Area
Formatted Text Area (Limited HTML)
Table2 (New Table with Improved Functionality)
Ordered Lists
Unordered Lists
Transformation Group
Transparency Group
Anchor Group
25 Bar Code Page Elements
6 Chart Types
7 Acro Form Field Page Elements
Custom Page Elements
Bar Codes
Vector based Embedded Barcodes - No Fonts
Intelligent Mail Barcode
Data Matrix Barcode
Code 128
Code 3 of 9
Code 2 of 5
Interleaved Code 2 of 5
EAN/JAN 13 Supplement 2
EAN/JAN 13 Supplement 5
UPC Version A
UPC Version A Supplement 2
UPC Version A Supplement 5
EAN/JAN 8 Supplement 2
EAN/JAN 8 Supplement 5
UPC Version E
UPC Version E Supplement 2
UPC Version E Supplement 5
QR Code
MSI Barcode (also known as Modified Plessey)
RM4SCC(Royal Mail) Barcode
Vector based Embedded Charts - No Images
Acro Form Fields
Add Button Form Fields
Add Check box Form Fields
Add Combo box Form Fields
Add List box Form Fields
Add Radio Button Form Fields
Add Text Form Fields
Add Digital Signature Form Fields
JavaScript Support
JavaScript Actions
Document Level Javascript
Document Navigation
Outline Styles
Outline Colors
URL Link
Zoom Page Destination
X Y Page Destination
Image Support
JPEG 2000
Multi-Page TIFF
TIFF To PDF Conversion
Transparent Images
Load From a File
Load From System.IO.Stream
Load From Byte Array
Load From System.Drawing.Bitmap Object
16 Bit Precision Per Component (Color)
Font and Text Support
Font/Text Metrics
Font Families
14 Core PDF Fonts
6 Encoding for Core PDF Fonts
7 CJK Fonts From the Asian Font Pack
OpenType (Including TrueType) Fonts
Type 1 Fonts
Font Embedding Options (Fully, Sub-Set or None)
Right To Left Text
Text Rotation
Font Kerning
Font Tracking
Display Font Outlines (Works as per page element license)
Table Support
Table Horizontal and Vertical Continuation
Automatic Cell Sizing
Table Border Formatting (Top, Bottom, Left, Right)
Cell Border Formatting (Top, Bottom, Left, Right)
Cell Padding Control (Top, Bottom, Left, Right)
Page Element in Cell
Image in Cell
Table in Cell
Formatted Text Area in Cell (HTML)
Table Continuation/Flowing
List Support
List Continuation
Mix Ordered and Unordered Lists
Unlimited Sub List Nesting
Color Support
Spot Colors
Web Colors
RGB Colors
CMYK Colors
Over 140 Predefined Colors
16 Bit Precision Per Component (Color)
Prepress Support
Output Intents
ICC Profiles
PDF/A-1a and PDF/A-1b
PDF/A-2a, PDF/A-2b and PDF/A-2u
PDF/A-3a, PDF/A-3b and PDF/A-3u
PDF/A XMP Schema
PDF Tagging (Logical Structure)
Full OpenType or Type1 Font Embedding
Output Intents
ICC Profiles
Security and Encryption Support
Digital Signatures (Visible or Non-Visible)
Initialize Certificates from Store or File
User and Owner Passwords
RC4 40-Bit Encryption
RC4 128-Bit Encryption
AES 128-Bit Encryption
AES 256-Bit Encryption
Up to 8 User Access Permissions
Supports Leaving Metadata Unencrypted
Ability to Encrypt Only File Attachments
Document Templates and Sections
Break Document Into Sections
Document Templates
Section Templates
Stamping Templates
Even/Odd Templates
Page And Section Labeling
Other Features
Linearization (Fast Web View)
PDF Tagging (Logical Structure)
File Embedding
Automatic Stream Compression
Page Numbering (Roman, Arabic, and Letter Numbering)
Output To a File
Output To a Byte Array
Output To Any System.IO.Stream Object
Output To a System.Web.Page Object
Force File Download Support
XMP Metadata
Document Optimization (Image Data Only)
Document Custom Properties


DynamicPDF Generator for .NET was designed with perfomance in mind. PDF documents are generated by default using a single pass architecture allowing the PDF output to be sent to the output stream as the document is being created. This minimizes the amount of data stored in RAM as the document is created and frees up resources as quickly as possible during the output process. The architecture is similar to the way ASP.NET renders controls and has proven to be highly efficient.

The object model is multithread safe. Multiple threads can generate PDF documents at the same time. Page Elements, Fonts, Images and other resources can be shared between threads without interfering with each other.

DynamicPDF Generator for .NET creates PDF documents from scratch and does not require the resources of a printer driver. Everything needed to create PDF documents is included in the product allowing the fastest possible execution of 100% managed and safe code. There are no external dependencies and the only thing required to use the product is one of the supported .NET Frameworks. Currently this product supports .NET Frameworks 2.0, 3.5 & 4.x.

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