iText for .NET is the .NET version of the iText library, formerly known as iTextSharp, which it replaces. iText represents the next level of SDKs for developers that want to take advantage of the benefits PDF can bring. Equipped with a better document engine, high and low-level programming capabilities and the ability to create, edit and enha
iText 7 Community for .NET (former iTextSharp) consists of several dlls.
The iText 7 Core/Community release contains:
kernel.dll: low-level functionality
io.dll: low-level functionality
layout.dll: high-level functionality
pdfa.dll: PDF/A-specific functionality
pdftest.dll: test helper classes
barcode.dll: use this if you want to create bar codes
hyph.dll: use this if you want text to be hyphenated
font-asian.dll: use this is you need CJK functionality (Chinese / Japanese / Korean)
sign.dll: use this if you need support for digital signatures
styled-xml-parser.dll: use this if you need support for SVG or html2pdf
svg.dll: SVG support
commons.dll: commons module
We strongly recommend that you use NuGet to add iText 7 Community to your project:
You can also build iText 7 Community from source.
We also provide opensource add-ons and tools to complement the core functionality:
If you have an idea on how to improve iText 7 Community and you want to submit code, please read our Contribution Guidelines.
AGPL is a free / open source software license.
This doesn't mean the software is gratis!
Buying a license is mandatory as soon as you develop commercial activities distributing the iText software inside your product or deploying it on a network without disclosing the source code of your own applications under the AGPL license. These activities include:
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