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Basic SDK Concept
How to C#: Basic SDK Concept of XDoc.PDF
Introductions to Classes and APIs Included in XDoc.PDF for C# Programming
C#.NET PDF document SDK, RasterEdge XDoc.PDF is a mature and reliable third-party document imaging toolkit, designed particularly for manipulating and managing single-page and multi-page PDF document. This PDF document SDK provides Visual C#.NET developers with various classes to convert, process, edit, protect, and annotate PDF document from local file or byte stream in C#.NET class applications.
This guide page provides C# users with detailed explanations for basic SDK concepts of XDoc.PDF, which include main functionality, corresponding programming classes and usage. Please see details as below.
Functionality and Classes
How to C#: XDoc.PDF Functionality & Classes
The main functionality of XDoc.PDF for .NET can be divided into nine aspects. Please see detailed introductions and respective C#.NET programming classes.
C# programmers can convert Word, Excel, PowerPoint Tiff, Jpeg, Bmp, Png, and Gif to PDF document. Conversely, conversion from PDF to Word (.docx) and raster images are also supported.
File & Page Process
Programmers can also perform various PDF file and page editing in C# project. For example, you may easily create, load, combine, and split PDF file(s), and add, create, insert, delete, re-order, copy, paste, cut, rotate, and save PDF page(s), etc.
Following classes will be used in your program. And PDF file text processing like text writing, extracting, searching, etc., are easy to be implemented.
If you want to process images contained in PDF document, the following C#.NET classes will be applied. In general, image extraction, editing, drawing, and compressing are supported.
You may add PDF document protection functionality into your C# program. To be specific, you can edit PDF password and digital signature, and set PDF file permission.
XDoc.PDF for .NET allows C# developers to edit hyperlink of PDF document, including editing PDF url links and quick navigation link in bookmark/outline.
Various PDF annotation features can be integrated into your C# project, such as annotation creating, deleting, modifying, importing, exporting, and so on.
XDoc.PDF for .NET supports editing PDF document metadata, like Title, Subject, Author, Creator, Producer, Keywords, Created Date, and Last Modified Date.
You can generate thumbnail image(s) from PDF file for quick viewing and further manipulating.
How to C#: XDoc.PDF Classes Usage
RasterEdge XDoc.PDF for .NET provides users with various robust C#.NET classes for high performance PDF document manipulations. We will explain all of them in this part.
The PDFDocument class presents a PDF file and provides the properties, methods and events necessary to load a PDF document from file or query data and save the PDF document.
The PDFPage class presents a single page in a PDFDocument object and provides the properties and methods to process the data of a page.
The PDFContext class encapsulates a list of drawing methods to build a new PDF file.
This class provides APIs for converting PDF files to other file formats.
This class configures the conversion from a PDF file to an image file.
This class configures the conversion from a PDF file to a document file.
This class is used to extract text manager (PDFTextMgr) from the document with options.
This class provides APIs to manipulate text contents in a PDF document.
This class provides APIs for manipulating image contents in a PDF page.
This class describes an image object in a PDF page.
This class represents the password settings of a document.
This class provides APIs for handling digital signature in a PDF document.
This class describes a hyperlink entry in the document.
This class provides APIs to manipulate PDF annotation items in a PDF page.
This abstract class describes a PDF annotation item in a page.
This class describes metadata information of a PDF document.
This class describes bookmarks in a PDF document.