Page Elements

The ceTe.DynamicPDF.PageElements namespace defines the page elements available when creating a Page in a Document. The PageElement class is the base class for all page elements.

As of v11, all page elements now have a RelativeTo and IgnoreMargins property. By default, RelativeTo Is TopLeft while IgnoreMargins is false (the default behavior in pervious versions). However, now by using the RelativeTo and IgnoreMargins properties, the default behavior can be changed to meet different needs. This flexibility is primarily useful when working with different size pages and customizing alignment.

Included with Professional

DynamicPDF Core Suite includes the following Page Elements.

Element Usage
Anchor Group Anchors page elements to the edge or margins of a page.
Area Group Groups page elements into logical groups. It contains a width and height which is used by the Table Page element's cell for alignment.
Background Image Adds an image which stretches to fill a page's background.
Bookmark Adds an outline to a document's outline list.
Circle Adds a circle to a page.
Formatted Text Area Adds formatted text to a page. This element has continuation methods to efficiently span text between multiple formatted text areas and pages
Group Groups page elements into logical groups.
Image Adds an image to a page.
Image Watermark Adds an image watermark to a document.
Label Adds a text label to a page.
Layout Grid Adds a layout grid to a page and assists the layout of Page Elements.
Line Adds a line to a page.
Link Adds document and URL links to a page.
Note Adds a PDF note to a page.
Ordered List Adds an ordered list to a page.
Page Numbering Label Adds text page and section numbering to the label added to the page
Path Adds a path shape to a page. Contains the LineSubPath, CurveFromSubPath, CurveSubPath and CurveToSubPath sub classes.
Rectangle Adds a rectangle to a document
Table2 Adds a table to the page. It has horizontal and vertical continuation methods to efficiently span a table between multiple columns or pages.
Text Area Add an area of text to a page. It has text continuation methods to efficiently span text between multiple Text Areas and pages.
Text Watermark Adds a text watermark to a document.
Transformation Group Used to shift, rotate and scale other page elements. Any page element placed in a transformation group will shift, rotate or scale with that transformation group.
Transparency Group Adds transparency to page elements.
Unordered List Adds an unordered list to a page.

AcroForm Fields

DynamicPDF Core Suite includes seven AcroForm fields. Use these fields to create an interactive PDF form.

AcroForm Fields Usage
Button Adds an interactive button to a page.
CheckBox Adds a check box that toggles between two states, on and off to a page.
ComboBox Adds a combo box consisting of a drop list of items.
AcroForm Fields UsageAdds a list box consisting of a list of selectable items.
RadioButton Adds a set of related toggles, one of which may be on at any given time.
Signature Adds a signature form field to a page.
TextField Add a text field presented as boxes or spaces that a user can enter text from the keyboard.

Refer to the Interactive Forms overview for more information on AcroForms.

Chart Page Element

DynamicPDF Core Suite includes the Chart page element for creating charts in PDF documents. The Chart element supports six chart types.

Chart Type Usage
Area Chart Adds a polygon area with data that graphically displays quantitative data.
Bar Chart Adds a graph that presents data as rectangular bars.
Column Chart Adds a graph that presents data as rectangular bars where height is proportional to values represented.
Line Chart Adds a graph that presents data as a series of points connected by line segments.
Pie Chart Adds a circular polygon divided into "slices", where a slice illustrates numerical proportion of represented data.
XYScatter Chart Adds a graph that presents numbers as points on an XY coordinates.

For more information on charts, refer to the Charts overview documentation.

Bar Code Page Elements

DynamicPDF Core Suite contains f47 Bar Coding page elements. These bar code elements include Code 128, Code 3 of 9 & extended 3 of 9, Code 93 & extended 93, Code 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, Codabar, Postnet, PDF417, MacroPDF417, Intelligent Mail Barcode, Data Matrix Barcode, QR Code, MSI Barcode (Modified Plessey), RM4SCC Barcode, 12 versions of UPC/EAN/JAN symbols, 9 versions of ISBN/ISMN/ISSN symbols , ITF 14, KIX (Dutch KIX, Royal TNT Post Kix), Singapore Post, Aztec, Australia Post, Deutsche Post Identcode, Deutsche Post Leitcode and Stacked GS1 Databar.

For more information on Barcodes, refer to the Barcodes overview documentation


The HtmlArea page element renders HTML content within a specified area of a PDF Page. It supports tags and properties based on HTML4.0.1, CSS2.1 specification, with some limitations. For more information on HTMLArea page element, refer to the HTML Area overview documentation.

Further Reading

For more information on the page elements described above, refer to the following topics.

Page Element Description
Barcodes Explains how to use barcodes in a document.
Formatted Text Area Formatting Includes details on the tags supported by the FormattedTextArea Page Element.
HTML Area Includes details on the tags supported by the HtmlArea Page Element.
Lists Includes details on how to use the List Page Element.
Tables Includes details on how to use the Table Page Element.
Text Continuation Explains how to span text over multiple columns or pages.
Charts These topics go into detail about the different types of charts and chart options.

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