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[_] PDF Creation in C#

Jon Free jon.free at candid-online.co.uk
Mon Feb 4 18:52:07 GMT 2013

I've used ITextSharp and Crystal Reports before. Both good and very bad for
their own reasons.

I'll give GFl a look.


On 4 February 2013 10:28, Karl Alesbury <karlitros at gmail.com> wrote:

> TallComponents.com's evaluation version of PDFRasterizer proved to me that
> it can be done in under 50 lines of code. It's quite expensive - Around
> £500.
> Buying Acrobat Pro to do it is cost-ineffective, especially as it uses the
> clipboard for loading of the PDF into memory.
>
> ITextSharp has a large API for manipulating PDFs, though I've read a few
> places that say that it can't create a thumbnail from a PDF, and I haven't
> managed to do it either. If someone can correct me with an example, then
> that'd be very much appreciated!
>
> GFL SDK is a free solution that (after already having written this post!)
> I've gotten to work in C#.NET! Hallelujah! The code I used is here:
>
> http://homeofcox-cs.blogspot.com/2008/10/c-convert-pdf-to-image-format.htmland
> you'll need to reference the gflAx.dll by using regsvr32.exe. It'll
> then appear when you add a reference to the DLL under the COM tab.
>
> So in conclusion, if you want it done for free, it can be done in c#.NET
> using GflaX.
>
> Have you used any / all of these?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Karl.
>
> On 4 February 2013 10:23, Jon Free <jon.free at wastesource.co.uk> wrote:
> That reminds me. Ideally it would be free!
>
>
> On 4 February 2013 10:16, Keith Jackson <keith at ministryotech.co.uk> wrote:
>
> > I've used the Aspose suite before - That wasn't too bad, but licensing it
> > was always a pain. It's been a while though, so things may have changed.
> >
> > Keith Jackson
> > CTO - The Ministry of Technology
> >
> >
> >
> > keith at ministryotech.co.uk
> > http://www.ministryotech.co.uk
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> > The Ministry of Technology is a trading name of Minotech Ltd.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: underscore-bounces at under-score.org.uk [mailto:
> > underscore-bounces at under-score.org.uk] On Behalf Of Jon Free
> > Sent: 04 February 2013 10:15
> > To: underscore at under-score.org.uk
> > Subject: [_] PDF Creation in C#
> >
> > Anybody from the small collective of C# people on here got an preferences
> > over PDF creation frameworks. I've done it before several times and don't
> > want to go back to any of the previous ones I've used because they all
> > sucked, hard.
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