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Overview for How to Use XDoc.PDF in VB.NET Programming Project




Except compatible with VB.NET programming language, RasterEdge XDoc.PDF also can work with VB.NET in Visual Studio 2005 or later versions, thus can be fully used in your VB.NET application and empower your application with advanced PDF document manipulating and processing features. Generally speaking, you can use this .NET document imaging SDK to load, create, edit, convert, protect, compress, extract, and navigate PDF document (page).




Features List



Simply integrate into VB.NET project, supporting easy deployment and distribution


Able to render and convert PDF document to/from supported document and image forms


Rapidly and multiple PDF document (pages) creation and edit methods in VB.NET


Feel free to define text or images on PDF document and extract accordingly


Capable of adding PDF file navigation features to your VB.NET program


Support adding protection features to PDF file by adding password, digital signatures and redaction feature.


Various of PDF text and images processing features for VB.NET project


Multiple metadata types of PDF file can be easily added and processed


Perform annotation capabilities to mark, draw, and visualize objects on PDF document page


Capable of adding PDF file navigation features to your VB.NET program




How To Tutorials



Install, Deploy and Distribute


This page describes how to install XDoc.PDF for .NET, how to deploy IIS on Windows Servers, and how to distribute with your Windows applications.


Quick to Start


You may have a quick evaluation of XDoc.PDF in VB.NET programming. Follow this guide to create a console application and use sample code to have a quick test.

Basic SDK Concept


Refer to this VB.NET tutorial and see detailed introductions to classes and API references of XDoc.PDF for .NET, like PDFDocument and PDFPage.


PDF Conversion


XDoc.PDF SDK for .NET empowers VB.NET developers to implement fast and high quality PDF conversions to or from multiple supported images and documents.


PDF File and Page Creation and Modification


Tell VB.NET users how to: create a new PDF file and load PDF from other file formats; merge, append, and split PDF files; insert, delete, move, rotate, copy and paste PDF file page.

PDF Text Extraction


Mature and robust APIs are provided for programmers to integrate and perform PDF text extraction feature in .NET windows and web project.


PDF Image Processing


By using XDoc.PDF for .NET, your VB.NET application will have the ability of processing images contained in PDF file.  Please click to see details.


PDF Hyperlink Edit


RasterEdge PDF SDK for .NET package offers robust APIs for editing PDF document hyperlink (url), which provide quick access to the website or other file.


PDF Metadata Edit


Offer professional PDF document metadata editing APIs, using which VB.NET developers can redact, delete, view and save PDF metadata.


PDF Document Protection


XDoc.PDF SDK allows users to perform PDF document security settings in VB.NET program. Password, digital signature and PDF text, image and page redaction will be used and customized.

PDF Annotation Edit


Various annotation objects can be drawn and added to a specific location on PDF file page. In addition, you can easily create, modify, and delete PDF annotations.


PDF Thumbnail Edit


See this VB.NET guide to learn how to use RasterEdge PDF SDK for .NET to perform quick file navigation. You may easily generate thumbnail image from PDF.


PDF Form Field Edit


Please refer to this VB.NET guide to learn how to use RasterEdge PDF SDK for .NET to insert, delete and update PDF form fields in C#.NET project.


WPF PDF Viewer and Editor


RasterEdge WPF PDF Viewer provides VB.NET users abilities to view, annotate, convert and create PDF in WPF application.


HTML5 PDF Viewer and Editor


RasterEdge HTML5 PDF Viewer allows C# users to view, annotate, create and convert PDF document in ASP.NET. HTML5 PDF Editor enable users to edit PDF text, image, page, password and so on.


PDF Creation


XDoc.PDF SDK for .NET can help users to create PDF documents from various of documents and image file formats. Please click for more details.