Cross-Platform PDF Rendering

Generate and process PDF files across multiple platforms and operating systems. Our PDF API library supports the following platforms and operating systems:

  • Windows, Linux, MacOS
  • Azure, Docker
  • .NET 6 / .NET Framework 4.5.2+
  • .NET Core 2.1+ / NET Core 3.0+ / .NET Standard 2.0+

Install NuGet Packages (.NET Core)

Cross-Platform PDF Rendering - Office File API | DevExpress

Supported PDF Content

PDF Document API supports the following PDF content elements:

  • Annotations
  • Attachments
  • Bookmarks and Links
  • Interactive Form Fields
  • JPX / JBIG
  • Patterns
  • Shapes
  • Transparency Groups
  • Type3 fonts
Supported PDF Content - Office File API | DevExpress

Print. Convert.

Use our .NET PDF Document API to customize print output and turn your PDF document into a printed report with a simple method call. You can customize page margins, document orientation, paper size, and relevant page settings.

And yes, you can easily convert PDF files to a PNG, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, or GIF format without sacrificing image quality. And of course, you can also use our Word Document API and Excel Spreadsheet API to convert your Microsoft Word documents and Excel workbooks to PDF.

How to: Convert docs (DOCX, XLSX, PDF) within your Blazor Server apps

Print. Convert. - Office File API | DevExpress

Interactive Forms

Our comprehensive PDF File API allows you to create, fill, flatten, and delete fillable PDF forms.

If your PDF document includes AcroForm data, you can import from or export to the following formats: FDF, XFDF, XML, and TXT.

Web Demo

Interactive Forms - Office File API | DevExpress

Protect PDF Files

With our PDF Document API, you can prevent unauthorized access to PDF files. Encrypt your documents with a password or apply permissions to prevent copying, changing, or printing PDF files as needed.

The DevExpress PDF Document API allows you to lock-down PDF files via digital signature. You can quickly and easily do the following:

  • create new signature fields with multiple attributes (name, location, reason, image, etc.);
  • remove existing signatures;
  • sign PDF docs with multiple signatures;
  • generate a timestamp and apply it to a signature;
  • sign a document with a document-level timestamp;
  • sign PDF docs in deferred mode.

Web Demo

Protect PDF Files - Office File API | DevExpress

PDF Attachments. Bookmarks. Links

The DevExpress PDF Document API allows you to attach files, add hyperlinks, create bookmarks and edit existing bookmarks within any PDF file.

Web Demo

Attachments. Bookmarks. Links - Office File API | DevExpress

Annotate & Comment

Create, remove, edit annotations, add comments and replies (including nested responses) to your PDF documents. Our PDF Document API supports the following text annotations:

  • Sticky Note
  • Text Markup
  • Free Text (text box, callout, typewriter)
  • Path (line, arrows, polyline, polygon)
  • Shape (circle, square)
  • Rubber Stamp
  • File Attachment
  • Link
  • Caret
  • Ink

Web Demo

Annotate & Comment - Office File API | DevExpress

Customize PDF Files

With our PDF API, you can combine multiple PDF files or mix, insert, delete, and rotate PDF pages. Customization options include:

  • merge multiple files into one PDF;
  • split a PDF into multiple files;
  • add/remove pages to/from your PDF;
  • reuse/copy pages from multiple PDF documents;
  • transform page content (scale, rotate, flip, and shift);
  • remove page content;
  • rotate pages to portrait or landscape orientation;
  • add custom graphic content.

Web Demo

Customize PDF Files - Office File API | DevExpress

Extract Text & Images from PDF

Easily extract text from a page or a specified document region. You can also extract individual images (or all images) and then convert them to BMP, JPEG, PNG, TIFF or GIF.

How to: Extract text from PDF

How to: Extract images from PDF

Extract Text & Images - Office File API | DevExpress

Search in PDF

Our PDF API allows you to search for words or phrases in a PDF document, specify search parameters such as case sensitivity and search direction.

How to: Search text in PDF

Web Demo

Search - Office File API | DevExpress

DevExpress PDF Viewers

Embed a PDF Viewer into your desktop app.

If you need to add a full PDF Viewer to your WinForms or WPF application, be sure to check out our PDF Viewer UI controls. These ready-to-go UI controls allow you to display, manipulate, and print PDF documents directly in your desktop applications without installing an external PDF reader on your end-user's machine.


WinForms PDF Viewer    WPF PDF Viewer

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Newest Office File API & PDF File API Features

for the .NET, .NET Core, Visual Studio 2022

Our goal is perfection and thanks to feedback from our loyal users, we continue to improve the capabilities of our PDF Document API.
See what we've been up to in the recent release cycle.

ZUGFeRD-Compliant PDF - PDF Document API | DevExpress

ZUGFeRD-Compliant PDF

The DevExpress PDF Document API now allows you to attach ZUGFeRD XML (cross-industry data format for electronic invoice data exchange) to your PDF documents.

Digital Signature Appearance - PDF Document API | DevExpress

Digital Signature Appearance

Our new API allows you to manage signature appearance. You can display additional information in a signature field (location, reason, signer name, etc.) alongside a signature image.

PDF Document API | DevExpress

Printing Enhancements

We improved our DirectX printing engine so that documents are printed faster, with a smaller print job size.


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Office File API & PDF File API News

Generate Accessible PDF Files

Our most recent release includes enhanced PDF export options for our Spreadsheet and Word Processing. You can now convert your spreadsheet and rich text documents to accessible PDF files.

Digital Signatures in Office Documents

As of our last major release, our Office File API offers support for digital signatures. You can now electronically sign Microsorf Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

Multiple Signatures and Timestamps

Our PDF Document API allows you to apply multiple signatures to a document without existing signatures and to apply new signatures to a document that has yet to be signed.

OLE Objects

As you may already know, our Word Processing File API supports OLE objects. OLE technology allows you to insert data (spreadsheets, images, presentations, charts, etc.) from external applications into your document....

Excel 2016 Charts

The DevExpress Spreadsheet Document API supports a broad range of 2D and 3D chart types. In our most recent major release, we extended the list of supported chart types and added support for Excel 2016 charts.

PAdES - BES (LT/LTA levels) Signatures

Our PDF Document API fully supports PAdES signatures at B-LT and B-LTA levels. The PAdES B-LT level indicates that a document signature can be validated even if the signing environment...

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Supported IDEs

Review the list of development tools and frameworks supported by our products. We strongly recommend that you always download and use the most recent versions. If the latest version does not support the IDE or framework that you're using, please write to us at and request the an evaluation version that suits your requirements.

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Supported Frameworks
.NET 6
.NET 5
.NET Core 3.0+
.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Standard 2.0+
.NET Framework 4.0+
.NET Framework 4.5
.NET Framework 4.0
.NET Framework 3.5
.NET Framework 4.0
.NET Framework 3.5
.NET Framework 2.0
Supported IDE
Visual Studio 2022
Visual Studio 2019
Visual Studio 2017
Visual Studio 2015
Visual Studio 2013
Visual Studio 2012
Visual Studio 2019
Visual Studio 2017
Visual Studio 2015
Visual Studio 2013
Visual Studio 2012
Visual Studio 2010
Visual Studio 2013
Visual Studio 2012
Visual Studio 2010
Visual Studio 2008
Visual Studio 2010
Visual Studio 2008
Visual Studio 2005

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the PDF Document API support .NET Core?

Yes. It supports .NET Core 2.1+ / NET Core 3.0+ / .NET Standard 2.0+, .NET 5. The DevExpress PDF file generation API works in apps that run on Windows, Linux, and MacOS. You can even deploy your apps on Azure.

Can I manipulate PDF content with the PDF Document API?

With our PDF Document API, you can combine multiple PDF files into one or mix, insert, delete, and rotate PDF pages. You can also extract text & images, generate background graphics, work with interactive forms, add text annotations, incorporate comments and replies to your PDF documents.

Can I convert Word and Excel documents to PDF?

Yes, can convert Word and Excel files to PDF via our Word & Spreadsheet Document API – both our included in our Office File API Subscription (included with our PDF Document API).

Can I protect PDF documents using the DevExpress PDF Document API for .NET?

You can protect your documents with a password or apply permissions to prevent copy operations, modifications, or restrict printing.

And of course, our PDF Document API allows you to lock-down your PDF files via digital signatures. For more information, please review the following webpage:

How do I get started with the PDF Document API?

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