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How to open, view, edit PDF document metadata using c# in Windows form, wpf, asp.net


Allow C# Developers to Read, Add, Edit, Update and Delete PDF Metadata in .NET Project










  • Professional PDF SDK for adobe PDF document metadata editing in C# .NET framework
  • Support .NET WinForms, ASP.NET MVC in IIS, ASP.NET Ajax, Azure cloud service, DNN (DotNetNuke), SharePoint
  • Evaluation library and components provide varieties of functionalities to edit and update PDF metadata in .NET WinForms and ASP.NET
  • C# source code for retrieving and updating PDF metadata in Visual Studio .NET console application
  • Read and view PDF metadata in ASPX webpage without any adobe viewer components
  • Add metadata to PDF document in C# .NET framework program
  • Remove and delete metadata from PDF file
  • Also a PDF metadata extraction control
  • Batch processing PDF metadata in C#.NET class


PDF document processor SDK from RasterEdge is a professional PDF component package that covers all the aspects of PDF document manipulations in .NET Framework application, like creating, viewing, saving, editing, annotating and handling.

The term metadata can be literally interpreted as "data about data". In PDF document imaging applications, metadata can be used as a useful method to provide additional information about the PDF document, such as the information about PDF document author, PDF publication date and copyright restrictions.

RasterEdge XDoc.PDF SDK for .NET supplies optimized standards-based PDF document metadata processing technologies. C#.NET developers can easily integrate this PDF document metadata manipulating control into their professional PDF document content management system, which can not only allow developers and end-users to edit PDF document metadata but also permit them to have an extensive search for encoded metadata based on certain parameters.







About PDF Metadata


Metadata includes information about the document and its contents, such as the author's name, keywords, and copyright information, that can be used by search utilities.

In XDoc.PDF SDK, you can store, read, and update PDF metadata information through class "PDFMetadata".

List of PDF metadata data in class "PDFMetadata":


  1. Title: pdf file title

  2. Author: pdf document author name

  3. Subject: subject of this document

  4. Keywords: list of keywords

  5. Creator

  6. Producer: name of the pdf document producer application

  7. CreateDate: document created date

  8. ModifiedDate: document last modified date






C# read PDF document metadata information


        #region read PDF document metadata information
        internal static void readPdfMetadata()
        {
            // Retrieve PDF document metadata.
            String inputFilePath = @"C:\demo.pdf";
            PDFDocument doc = new PDFDocument(inputFilePath);
            PDFMetadata metadata = doc.GetDescription();
            Console.WriteLine("Title:         " + metadata.Title);
            Console.WriteLine("Author:        " + metadata.Author);
            Console.WriteLine("Subject:       " + metadata.Subject);
            Console.WriteLine("Keywords:      " + metadata.Keywords);
            Console.WriteLine("Creator:       " + metadata.Creator);
            Console.WriteLine("Producer:      " + metadata.Producer);
            Console.WriteLine("Create Date:   " + metadata.CreatedDate.ToString());
            Console.WriteLine("Modified Date: " + metadata.ModifiedDate.ToString());
        }
        #endregion




C# update PDF document metadata information


        #region update PDF document metadata information
        internal static void updatePdfMetadata()
        {
            // Update PDF document metadata.
            PDFMetadata metadata = new PDFMetadata();
            metadata.Title = "Title";
            metadata.Author = "Qi";
            metadata.Subject = "None";
            metadata.Keywords = "University, Public, etc.";
            metadata.Creator = "MS Office Word";
            metadata.Producer = "RE";
            metadata.CreatedDate = new DateTime(2014, 11, 21, 10, 45, 12);
            metadata.ModifiedDate = new DateTime(2015, 11, 21, 10, 45, 12);

            String inputFilePath = @"C:\demo.pdf";
            String outputFilePath = @"C:\output.pdf";
            PDFDocument doc = new PDFDocument(inputFilePath);

            doc.SetDescription(metadata);
            doc.Save(outputFilePath);
        }
        #endregion




C# delete PDF document metadata information


        #region delete PDF document metadata information
        internal static void deletePdfMetadata()
        {
            // Set PDF document metadata with default value.
            PDFMetadata metadata = new PDFMetadata();
            metadata.Title = "";
            metadata.Author = "";
            metadata.Subject = "";
            metadata.Keywords = "";
            metadata.Creator = "";
            metadata.Producer = "";
            metadata.CreatedDate = new DateTime(2014, 11, 21, 10, 45, 12);
            metadata.ModifiedDate = new DateTime(2015, 11, 21, 10, 45, 12);

            String inputFilePath = @"C:\demo.pdf";
            String outputFilePath = @"C:\output.pdf";
            PDFDocument doc = new PDFDocument(inputFilePath);

            doc.SetDescription(metadata);
            doc.Save(outputFilePath);
        }
        #endregion