Last post Aug 29, 2011 07:36 PM by tomx
Oct 27, 2006 07:48 AM|sgalmeida|LINK
I need the help of the community. Well, I this the title says it all :)
On my ASP.NET application I need to generate some PDF files, with different layouts. What is, in your oppinion, a good "PDF-maker" sollution for generate PDF files from ASP.NET? I need some tips :)
Oct 27, 2006 02:43 PM|vivek_iit|LINK
This might help:
Nov 02, 2006 07:48 PM|Marnee|LINK
I have had good luck with nFOP, a J# port fo the JAVA (Apache) FOP:
Of course you will need to learn how to write a proper transform to create an FO document. Its seems complicated at first but once you have the basic tags down its really easy and powerful for formatting PDFs.
nfop xml-fo PDF fop
Feb 09, 2007 09:10 AM|CSharpSean|LINK
Open-Source PDF generator. Check it out:
Feb 27, 2007 05:00 PM|Sweeperq|LINK
I'm just checking out the PDF generator now. Is there a way to set the text color for a table cell?
Mar 14, 2007 04:19 AM|WimVM|LINK
Have a look at this example, they color the cells and set the text white:
May 23, 2007 04:21 AM|ravi_online|LINK
I think the iText is one of the best solution for pdf printing.
u could download the free version from
It has good amount of online documentation also
Dec 02, 2007 08:22 AM|praveen.battula|LINK
Can you guys please help me regarding the generation of PDF file using c#.
some how i was succeeded in generating the pdf file,
but the problem is when i try to apply the code 39 font to some content in PDF, it's not applying.
why i don't know. i installed that font in the windows\font.
please help me out,.
pdf code39 c#.net
Dec 02, 2007 09:49 AM|WimVM|LINK
How did you apply your font to the text?
This is VB code, but should explain the basics:
Basically change the file name to the font that you want to apply.
Dec 03, 2007 07:42 AM|praveen.battula|LINK
thanks for your reply.
i am c# developer. i don't know VB.
i am using the code from Code Project.
FontDict free3of9 = new FontDict();
free3of9.CreateFontDict("T1", "Free 3 of 9");
file.Write(free3of9.GetFontDict(file.Length, out size), 0, size);
this is what he is using the code.
textAndtable.AddRow(false, 13, "T1", align, "1234568", "Praveen");
so, T1 is reference to Free 3 of 9 font.
Any font other than this font is coming fine. But barcode font is not coming.
please help me out.
free 3 of 9
Mar 03, 2008 06:17 AM|arapillai|LINK
i used the itext and is working fine in case of a static text , but is there any way to convert a excel file into pdf format.
Mar 17, 2008 03:42 AM|Ferrari_08|LINK
Is the iText Sharp 4.0.8 dll free of cost
Mar 18, 2008 02:22 AM|arapillai|LINK
Mar 18, 2008 02:50 AM|Ferrari_08|LINK
Thanks. We are going to deliver with the iText Sharp 4.0.8 dll,so will the dll act as a trial version or will the dll expire after 30days.
Mar 24, 2008 05:04 AM|arapillai|LINK
it's completely free of cost and will not expire after 30 days
Jan 02, 2009 08:07 AM|singh_ak|LINK
Can you please tell me where can i get latest ApacheFop.Net.dll for ASP.Net 2.0 ?
Thanks in Advance for your help.
Jan 27, 2009 07:34 AM|orhany|LINK
I agree with the folks on itext being a good viable solution if you are looking for some basic PDF creation.
What I found as the issue with iText is that most of the samples floating around are Java samples and the .NET side has been neglected.
I finally switched to a professional pdf component library called PDFTechLib by http://www.pdf-technologies.com and it has surprised me at every turn.
Goof support, good samples. Check it out.
PDF Component for ASP.NET
Jan 27, 2010 05:24 AM|Pebble94464|LINK
What about ABCpdf .NET by webSupergoo? I'd like to mention this because it has been designed for use in IIS web server environments and ASP.NET.
There's a live demonstration on their website (www.websupergoo.com), which is included as an example website project and is freely adaptable.
Aug 29, 2011 07:36 PM|tomx|LINK
I use PDF-Writer.NET component by dbAutoTrack. It provide developers with an easy-to-use tool for creating standard PDF file from .NET Framework Applications - WinForm, ASP.NET, Silverlight & WPF applications. You can also get 100% source code of this project.Product provides excellent documentation with over 46 implementation sampleThey have excellent Support Team. You can get this component for USD 89 with FREE upgrades.It support advance features like Digitially Signed PDF, Encryption, AcroForm Framework, Barcodes Framework, Layers & SubLayers, Tiling & Shading, Javacript, Font embedding and Sub-Setting, TTF Fonts, TTC Fonts, CJK Fonts