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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Suprotim Agarwal
Suprotim Agarwal, ASP.NET Architecture MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) works as an Architect Consultant and provides consultancy on how to design and develop Web applications.

Suprotim is also the founder and primary contributor to DevCurry, DotNetCurry and SQLServerCurry. He is the Editor of a Developer Magazine called DNC Magazine. He has also written two EBooks 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls. and The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook

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Paul said...

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.

Suprotim Agarwal said...

Thanks Paul for sharing that tool!

Sumit said...

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