PDF Graphics .NET documentation

Full documentation
Please see the HTML documentation (available in the \Documentation folder of the most recent release, or the \doc folder of the source code package) for full instructions on using PDF Graphics .NET.

Setting up

System requirements

To use PDF Graphics .NET, you need to have one of the following .NET Runtimes installed:

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

Binary dependencies
There are no library dependencies.

Getting started
To use PDF Graphics .NET in a Visual Studio project, add a reference to the PdfCreative.Pdf.Graphics.dll file.

The library actually consists of four files:
  • PdfCreative.Pdf.Graphics.dll - The .NET code library,
  • PdfCreative.Pdf.Graphics.dll.xml - The comments file (required for intellisense and highly recommended),
  • PdfCreative.Pdf.Writer.dll - The underlying PDF writer (internal usage),
  • PdfCreative.Pdf.Writer.dll.xml - Comments file for the PDF writer

The comments file is not required by the library, but is used by Visual Studio to provide pop-up help for classes and methods used by the library. It is highly recommended especially for beginning users. The PdfCreative.Pdf.Writer.dll is required by PDF Graphics .NET, but you do not need to a add a reference to it in your project. As long as the file is located in the same path as the PdfCreative.Pdf.Graphics.dll file, your project will work.

The main classes can be found in the PdfCreative.Pdf.Graphics namespace. The most important of these is the Graphics class.

Full documentation
Please see the HTML documentation (available in the \Documentation folder of the most recent release, or the \doc folder of the source code package) for full instructions on using PDF Graphics .NET.

Last edited Jan 5, 2014 at 1:21 PM by EdwinGroenendaal, version 2