Create PDF documents from .NET applications

I have seen a very common question in the forums – How can I create PDF documents from my .NET application?

Here are some of the OpenSouce and Paid libraries that allow you to do so:

Open Source

PDFSharp - PDFsharp is the Open Source library that easily creates PDF documents from any .NET language

iTextSharp – Library to create/manipulate PDF documents on-the-fly

Report.NET - generate PDF documents in a simple and flexible manner

PDFjet for .NET - royalty-free PDF library

Paid Libraries

PDF4NET - .NET library for adding PDF capabilities your .NET application

ABCpdf - Dynamically create Adobe PDF documents on the fly

DynamicPDF™ Generator for .NET - real-time creation of PDF documents based on dynamic data

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3 Responses to "Create PDF documents from .NET applications"
  1. Paul said...
    October 5, 2009 at 11:12 PM

    I am using PDF Duo .NET converting component in my ASP.NET website.

    I create pdf invoces with help of this pdf tool. It allows create pdf without saving it on the server.

  2. Suprotim Agarwal said...
    October 6, 2009 at 6:25 AM

    Thanks Paul for sharing that tool!

  3. Sumit said...
    January 23, 2010 at 7:16 PM

    You can add Aspose.NET and Winnovative to the paid tools list.


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