Cross-Platform PDF Rendering

Generate and process PDF files across all platforms and operating systems that support recent .NET versions. Our PDF Document API library is powered by our Skia-based cross-platform rendering engine and supports the following platforms and operating systems:

  • Windows, Linux, MacOS
  • Azure, AWS, Docker
  • .NET 7, .NET 6
  • .NET Framework 4.5.2+

Download using DevExpress NuGet feed

Learn more about cross-platform support

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

DevExpress PDF Viewers - Office File API | DevExpress

Newest Office File API & PDF File API Features

for the .NET, .NET, 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.

 

Free 30-Day TrialSee What's New

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...

More News

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 you're using, please submit a support ticket via the DevExpress Support Center and request an evaluation version that suits your requirements.

Version
23.1.5
22.1.11
18.1.18
12.2.18
Release Date
4-September-2023
31-August-2023
5-May-2022
15-October-2014
Support Status
Supported
Limited Support
Not Supported
(for legacy apps)
Not Supported
(for legacy apps)
Minor Updates
Yes
No
No
No
Security Updates
Yes
Yes
No
No
Supported Frameworks
.NET 6
.NET 5
.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Standard 2.0+
.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
Supported IDE
Visual Studio 2022
Visual Studio 2019
Visual Studio 2017
Visual Studio 2015
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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the PDF Document API support .NET?

Yes. It supports .NET 6, .NET 7, .NET Standard 2.0+. The DevExpress PDF file generation API works in apps that run on Windows, Linux, and MacOS. You can even deploy your apps on Azure and AWS.

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: https://docs.devexpress.com/OfficeFileAPI/118621/pdf-document-api/document-security

How do I get started with the PDF Document API?

Best in Class Tools

DevExpress is honored to have been voted best in class 19 times in this year's Visual Studio Magazine Reader's Choice Awards.

Experience the DevExpress difference and see why your peers consistently vote our products #1. With our Universal Subscription, you will build your best, see complex software with greater clarity, increase your productivity and create stunning applications for Windows, Web and your Mobile world.

19 VSM Awards in 2023 x19
20 VSM Awards in 2022 x20
20 VSM Awards in 2021 x20
18 VSM Awards in 2020 x18

60 Day Unconditional Money Back Guarantee

We are so confident in our products and services that we back them with a 60 day no questions asked money back guarantee. If within the first 60 days of ownership you are not satisfied with the capabilities of our tools, you can request a full refund of the amount you paid to DevExpress by writing to clientservices@devexpress.com or by calling +1 (818) 844-3383.

Best Value
WinForms Controls
.NET 6 / .NET 7 Support
Data Grid
DirectX Hardware Acceleration
HTML & CSS Markup Support
Charting
Gantt
Spreadsheet
Rich Text Editor
Calendar & Scheduling
Diagrams
Ribbon
Toolbar-Menu
DirectX Form
Dock Windows
Pivot Grid
Tree List
TreeMap
Property Grid
PDF Viewer
Sankey Diagram
Sunburst
Layout Manager
Map Control
Heat Map
Gauge Controls
Navigation Pane
Tile Control
Live Tile Manager
Printing & Exporting
Spell Checker
Data Editors
MVVM Framework
Themes and Skinning
WPF Controls
.NET 6 / .NET 7 Support
Data Grid
Tree List
Property Grid
Charting
Pivot Grid
Calendar & Scheduling
Spreadsheet
Rich Text Editor
Spell Checker
PDF Viewer
Diagrams
Sankey Diagram
Ribbon
Toolbar-Menu
TreeView
Dock Windows
Layout Manager
Navigation Controls
Data Editors
Map Control
Heat Map
Sunburst
TreeMap
Gantt Control
Gauge Controls
Printing and Exporting
MVVM Framework
Application Themes
Blazor UI Components
Data Grid
Charting
Pivot Grid
Rich Text Editor
Scheduler
Reporting
BI Dashboard
TreeView
Accordion
Data Editors
DropDown
Menu
Context Menu
Flyout
Form Layout
Loading Panel
Pager
Popup Window
Tabs
Toolbar
Upload
Grid Layout
Stack Layout
Wait Indicator
Window
JavaScript - jQuery, Angular, React, Vue
React Data Grid
React Chart
React Scheduler
Angular Integration
React Integration
Vue Integration
jQuery Integration
Data Grid
Charting
Calendar & Scheduling
Pivot Grid
TreeList
HTML/Markdown Editor
Diagram
Gantt
File Management
Form Layout
Data Editors
Gauge Controls
Map Control
Web Navigation and Layout
Dialogs and Notifications
Multi-Purpose Web Controls
Data Export
Theme Builder
ASP.NET Web Forms Controls
Data Grid
Charting
Ribbon
Spreadsheet
Rich Text Editor
Calendar & Scheduling
Card View
Site Navigation
Page Layout
Docking and Popups
Pivot Grid
Tree List
TreeView
Vertical Grid
HTML Editor
Gauge Controls
Data Browsing
Image Browsing
File Management
Multi-Purpose Site Controls
Printing & Exporting
Spell Checker
Data Editors
Themes and Skinning
Diagram
Gantt
ASP.NET MVC Extensions
Data Grid
Charting
Ribbon
Spreadsheet
Rich Text Editor
Calendar & Scheduling
Card View
Page Layout
Site Navigation
Docking and Popups
Pivot Grid
Tree List
TreeView
Vertical Grid
HTML Editor
Data Browsing
Image Browsing
File Management
Printing & Exporting
Spell Checker
Data Editors
Themes and Skinning
Diagram
Gantt
ASP.NET MVC Client-Side Controls
Data Grid
Charting
Calendar & Scheduling
Pivot Grid
TreeList
HTML/Markdown Editor
Diagram
Gantt
File Management
Form Layout
Data Editors
Gauge Controls
Map Control
Web Navigation and Layout
Dialogs and Notifications
Multi-Purpose Web Controls
Data Export
Theme Builder
ASP.NET Core Controls
.NET 6 / .NET 7 Support
Data Grid
Charting
Calendar & Scheduling
Pivot Grid
TreeList
HTML/Markdown Editor
Diagram
Gantt
File Management
Form Layout
Data Editors
Gauge Controls
Map Control
Web Navigation and Layout
Dialogs and Notifications
Multi-Purpose Web Controls
Data Export
Theme Builder
ASP.NET Core Office Controls
.NET 6 / .NET 7 Support
Spreadsheet
Rich Text Editor
Printing & Export
ASP.NET Bootstrap Controls
Data Grid
CardView
Charting
Ribbon
Rich Text Editor
File Manager
Scheduler
Site Navigation and Layout
Sparkline
Spreadsheet
Data Editors
Themes and Skinning
Reporting
.NET 6 / .NET 7 Support
Visual Studio Report Designer
WinForms Document Viewer
WinForms End-User Report Designer
ASP.NET Web Forms Document Viewer
ASP.NET Web Forms End-User Report Designer
ASP.NET MVC Document Viewer
ASP.NET MVC End-User Report Designer
ASP.NET Core Document Viewer
ASP.NET Core End-User Report Designer
Blazor Document Viewer
Blazor End-User Report Designer
WPF Document Viewer
WinUI Document Viewer
WPF End-User Report Designer
Angular Document Viewer
Angular End-User Report Designer
XPO - ORM Library
High Performance ORM
Full Support for 12 Database Engines
.NET Standard 2.0 / .NET Core / .NET 5+ Support
Visual Data Model Designer
Office File API (Basic)
.NET 6 / .NET 7 Support
.NET Standard 2.0+ Support (Windows, Linux, MacOS)
Export to Excel (XLSX, XLS, CSV)
Word Processing Document API (create, edit, update DOC/DOCX, RTF, HTML, etc.)
Office File API (Complete)
.NET 6 / .NET 7 Support
.NET Standard 2.0+ Support (Windows, Linux, MacOS)
Spreadsheet Document API (create, edit, update XLSX, XLS, CSV)
Export to Excel (XLSX, XLS, CSV)
Word Processing Document API (create, edit, update DOC/DOCX, RTF, HTML, etc.)
PDF Document API
Digital Signature API
Barcode Generation API
Zip Compression and Archive API
Unit Conversion API
Business Intelligence Dashboard
.NET 6 / .NET 7 Support
WinForms Dashboard Viewer
WinForms End-User Dashboard Designer
WPF Dashboard Viewer
Blazor Dashboard Component
ASP.NET Core Dashboard Control (includes End-User Designer)
ASP.NET Web Forms Dashboard Control (includes End-User Designer)
ASP.NET MVC Dashboard Control (includes End-User Designer)
HTML JS Dashboard Control (includes End-User Designer)
Dashboard Component for Angular (includes End-User Designer)
Dashboard Component for React (includes End-User Designer)
Dashboard Component for Vue (includes End-User Designer)
VS Dashboard Designer
XAF - Cross-Platform .NET App UI
.NET 6+ / .NET Framework
WinForms UI
ASP.NET Core Blazor Server UI
Backend Web API Service
ASP.NET Web Forms UI
.NET App Security & Web API Service
Entity Framework Core ORM Support
XPO ORM Support
Role-based Access Control & Permission Management
ASP.NET Core Web API / OData Service for CRUD and Authorization
Administrative UI to Manage Users and Roles at Runtime
Download Reports
Download File Attachments
Obtain Localized Strings
Validate Data
Audit Data Changes
Xamarin.Forms UI Controls with Support
Data Grid
CollectionView
Charts
Scheduler
Data Editors
Data Form
CollectionView
TabView
Navigation Drawer
.NET MAUI Controls with Support
Data Grid
CollectionView
Charts
Scheduler
Bottom Sheet
Data Editors
Data Form & Form Components
Image Control
Popup
Shimmer Control
Tabs
.NET MAUI Project Templates
Office File API Support
CodeRush for Visual Studio
VS 2022 Support
VS 2019 Support
VS 2017 Support
VS 2015 Support
Roslyn-Powered Superior Performance
C#, VB.NET, XAML
TestCafe Studio: Functional Web Testing
Coded UI Support for WinForms Controls
Source Code *
WinForms Controls
ASP.NET Controls
WPF Controls
JavaScript - jQuery, Angular, React
Blazor UI Components
Reporting
XPO - ORM Library
Office File API
Data Visualization Dashboard
XAF - Cross-Platform .NET App UI
Technical Support
Priority Support

* DevExpress does not include/ship source code for certain products, including CodeRush, TestCafe Studio, and Report & Dashboard Server.

Start your free 30-day trial today!

Download our fully-functional 30-day trial today and
experience the DevExpress difference today.

 

Download Free Trial