Examples

Adding Lists to PDF (.NET Core/Framework)

Ordered and UnOrdered lists with different bullets can be added to the PDF document using DynamicPDF Generator for .NET.

How to Add Ordered List to PDF in C#

The following steps and sample code illustrate how to add an Ordered List to a PDF document using DynamicPDF Core Suite.

Steps for Adding an Ordered List to a PDF Document

  1. Create a Document object.
  2. Create a Page object and add it to to the Document instance.
  3. Create a OrderedList object.
  4. Set the list's parameters (Margins, Bullet prefix, Bullet suffix, Text color).
  5. Create ListItem and add it to the OrderedList instance along with the display text.
  6. Optionally, you can create a OrderedSubList with numbering style and create a sub-list for the List.
  7. Add the OrderedList instance to the Page instance.
  8. Save the PDF Document.

Sample Code - C#

Document document = new Document();
            
Page page = new Page();
            
OrderedList list = new OrderedList(50, 50, 300, 500);
            
list.ListItemTopMargin = 5;
list.ListItemBottomMargin = 5;
list.BulletPrefix = "(";
list.BulletSuffix = ")";
list.TextColor = RgbColor.BlueViolet;
            
ListItem item1 = list.Items.Add("List item 1");
item1.Underline = true;
ListItem item2 = list.Items.Add("List item 2");
item2.Underline = true;
ListItem item3 = list.Items.Add("List item 3");
item3.Underline = true;
ListItem item4 = list.Items.Add("List item 4");
item4.Underline = true;
            
OrderedSubList subList1 = item1.SubLists.AddOrderedSubList(NumberingStyle.RomanUpperCase);
subList1.TextColor = RgbColor.HotPink;
ListItem item5 = subList1.Items.Add("Sub-list item 1");
ListItem item6 = subList1.Items.Add("Sub-list item 2");
            
OrderedSubList subList2 = item5.SubLists.AddOrderedSubList(NumberingStyle.AlphabeticLowerCase);
subList2.TextColor = RgbColor.DarkGoldenRod;
ListItem item7 = subList2.Items.Add("Second level sub-list item 1");
ListItem item8 = subList2.Items.Add("Second level sub-list item 2");
            
page.Elements.Add(list);
            
document.Pages.Add(page);
            
document.Draw(@"C:\Output.pdf");

How to Add Unordered List to PDF in C#

The following steps illustrate adding an Unordered List to a PDF document using DynamicPDF Core Suite.

Steps for Adding an Unordered List to a PDF Document

  1. Create a Document object.
  2. Create a Page object and add it to the Document instance.
  3. Create a UnorderedList object.
  4. Set the list's parameters (Margins, Text color).
  5. Create ListItem and add it to the UnorderedList along with the display text.
  6. Optionally, you can create a UnorderedSubList and create a sub-list for the List.
  7. Add the UnorderedList instance to the Page instance.
  8. Save the PDF Document.

Sample Code - C#

Document document = new Document();
            
Page page = new Page();
UnorderedList list = new UnorderedList(50, 50, 300, 500);
            
list.ListItemTopMargin = 5;
list.ListItemBottomMargin = 5;
list.TextColor = RgbColor.BlueViolet;
            
ListItem item1 = list.Items.Add("List item 1");
item1.Underline = true;
ListItem item2 = list.Items.Add("List item 2");
item2.Underline = true;
ListItem item3 = list.Items.Add("List item 3");
item3.Underline = true;
ListItem item4 = list.Items.Add("List item 4");
item4.Underline = true;
            
UnorderedSubList subList1 = item1.SubLists.AddUnorderedSubList(UnorderedListStyle.Circle);
subList1.TextColor = RgbColor.HotPink;
ListItem item5 = subList1.Items.Add("Sub-list item 1");
ListItem item6 = subList1.Items.Add("Sub-list item 2");
            
UnorderedSubList subList2 = item5.SubLists.AddUnorderedSubList(UnorderedListStyle.Square);
subList2.TextColor = RgbColor.DarkGoldenRod;
ListItem item7 = subList2.Items.Add("Second level sub-list item 1");
ListItem item8 = subList2.Items.Add("Second level sub-list item 2");
            
page.Elements.Add(list);
            
document.Pages.Add(page);
            
document.Draw(outputPath);

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