HTML Layout

The HtmlLayout Page Element renders HTML content within a specified area of the PDF page. It supports tags and properties based on HTML 4.0.1 and the CSS 2.1 specification, including some limitations (highlighted below the example).

Sample Code

This example shows simple Header Footer Text being displayed on the document.

//Create Html layout page info
PageInfo layoutPage = new PageInfo(PageSize.A4, PageOrientation.Portrait);
        
//Create Uri
Uri uri = new Uri(inputHTMLPath);
        
//Create Html Layout
HtmlLayout html = new HtmlLayout(uri, layoutPage);
        
//Create a header
html.Header.Center.Text = "///%///%PR///%///%///%///%SP///%///% of ///%///%ST///%///%";
html.Header.Center.HasPageNumbers = true;
html.Header.Center.Width = 200;
        
//Create a footer
html.Footer.Center.Text = "///%///%PR///%///%///%///%SP(A)///%///% of ///%///%ST(B)///%///%";
html.Footer.Center.HasPageNumbers = true;    
html.Footer.Center.Width = 200;
        
//Create a PDF Document
Document document = html.Layout();
        
//Save the PDF
document.Draw(outputPath);  
'Create Html layout page info
Dim layoutPage As PageInfo = New PageInfo(PageSize.A4, PageOrientation.Portrait)

'Create Uri
Dim uri As Uri = New Uri(inputHTMLPath)

'Create a Html Layout
Dim html As HtmlLayout = New HtmlLayout(uri, layoutPage)

'Create a header
html.Header.Center.Text = "///%///%PR///%///%///%///%SP///%///% of ///%///%ST///%///%"
html.Header.Center.HasPageNumbers = True
html.Header.Center.Width = 200

'Create a footer
html.Footer.Center.Text = "///%///%PR///%///%///%///%SP(A)///%///% of ///%///%ST(B)///%///%"
html.Footer.Center.HasPageNumbers = True
html.Footer.Center.Width = 200

'Create a PDF Document
Dim document As Document = html.Layout

'Save the PDF
document.Draw(outputPath)

HTML & CSS Support

HTML Tags CSS
The following HTML tags along with their commonly used attributes are supported The following CSS properties are supported
a
address
blockquote
center
div
img
br
hr
h1
h2
h3
h4
h5
h6
p
pre
dd
dl
dt
li
ol
ul
table
b
i
q
u
em
tt
big
del
dfn
ins
kbd
sub
sup
var
abbr
cite
code
font
samp
span
small
s
strike
strong
input
textarea
label
button
fieldset
legend
select
acronym
background
color
text-decoration
letter-spacing
text-align
text-indent
text-transform
word spacing
font
border
margin
padding
height
min-height
max-height
width
min-width
max-width
line-height
position
clip
top
right
bottom
left
z-index
list-style
border-collapse
border-spacing
caption-side
empty-cells
table-layout
clear
display
float
visibility
page-break-after
page-break-before

Character Encoding

HTML source will use the following character encodings:

Limitations

Supported tags and properties are based on the HTML 4.0.1 and the CSS 2.1 specification. All limitations are specified in the Product Limitations section.

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