Add Formatted TextArea to PDF in C# (.NET Core)

Adding Formatted TextArea to PDF using DynamicPDF Generator is simple and easy.

How to add Formatted TextArea to PDF in C#

Below are the steps and sample code to add a Formatted TextArea to PDF document using the Generator product.

Steps for Adding Formatted TextArea to a PDF Document

  1. Create a Document object.
  2. Createa a Page object and add it to the document.
  3. Create a FormattedTextAreaStyle object with all the necessay parameters.
  4. Create a FormattedTextArea and assign the text along with the style.
  5. Add the formatted text area to the page.
  6. Save the PDF Document.

Sample Code - C#

// Create a PDF Document
Document document = new Document();
            
// Create a Page and add it to the document
Page page = new Page();
document.Pages.Add(page);
            
// Create an formatted style
FormattedTextAreaStyle style = new FormattedTextAreaStyle(FontFamily.Helvetica, 12, false);
            
// Create the text and the formatted text area
string formattedText = "<p>Formatted text area provide rich formatting support for text that " +
           "appears in the document. You have complete control over 8 paragraph properties: " +
           "spacing before, spacing after, first line indentation, left indentation, right " +
           "indentation, alignment, allowing orphan lines, and white space preservation; 6 " +
           "font properties: <font face='Times'>font face, </font><font " +
           "pointSize='6'>font size, </font><font color='FF0000'>color, " +
           "</font><b>bold, </b><i>italic and </i><u>" +
           "underline</u>; and 2 line properties: leading, and leading type. Text can " +
           "also be rotated.</p>";
            
FormattedTextArea formattedTextArea = new FormattedTextArea(formattedText, 0, 0, 256, 400, style);
            
// Add the formatted text area to the page
page.Elements.Add(formattedTextArea);
            
// Save the PDF
document.Draw(@"C:\Output.pdf");

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NuGet Package

DynamicPDF Generator is available on NuGet and is part of the ceTe.DynamicPDF.CoreSuite.NET package. The Core Suite package includes Generator, Merger and ReportWriter.

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Example Project

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