VintaSoftPDF.NET Plug-in - Overview

VintaSoftPDF.NET Plug-in is the PDF component for .NET and WPF, allowing PDF viewing, creation and editing. The SDK provides the functionality of PDF reader and viewer, PDF generator and creator, PDF converter and editor, along with the abilities to encrypt, extract text, print, save and manipulate pages of PDF files.

This program must be used together with VintaSoftImaging.NET SDK and is designed to complement its functionality.

Combination with VintaSoftAnnotation.NET Plug-in provides advanced PDF annotator functionality for .NET and WPF.

Combination with VintaSoftJBIG2.NET Plug-in provides image compression decoder and encoder for JBIG2 in PDF.

Combination with VintaSoftJPEG2000.NET Plug-in provides image compression decoder and encoder for JPEG2000 in PDF.

Combination with VintaSoftDocCleanup.NET Plug-in provides the ability to encode PDFs with MRC compression along with image document cleanup functionality.

Combination with VintaSoftOCR.NET Plug-in provides the abilities for text recognition (OCR) and searchable PDF creation.

Library features:

  • Programming environments: .NET Framework 2.0 or higher, WPF 3.5 or higher.

  • This program is the fully-managed .NET library to guarantee the fast working in .NET Framework.

  • You can use this library in your programs written in any programming language compatible with .NET technology.
  • Load, view and print PDF document version 1.0-1.7.

  • Render PDF pages as images of any supported raster format: TIFF, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP and more.

  • Render a PDF document with Optional Content Groups (OCGs) or "Layers".

  • Displays PDF thumbnail, PDF bookmark and PDF annotation of any page. *

  • Extract images from PDF page.

  • Add, resort and delete PDF pages.

  • Create, delete and edit PDF file bookmarks.

  • Work with PDF thumbnails: view, create and delete.

  • Work with PDF annotations: create, load, edit, delete, merge, customize and save. *

  • Work with PDF file attachments: view, retrieve, add, delete, change description and compression.

  • Extended drawing access to PDF page.

  • Search, highlight and extract text from PDF document.

  • Generate searchable PDF documents on OCR basis. *

  • View and generate encrypted PDF documents (ARC4 40-128 bit and AES 128 bit).

  • Create password protected PDF files and set PDF security permission settings.

  • Generate PDFs on the fly and save PDF for print.

  • Convert raster images and PDF documents to PDF and PDF/A compliant files in full compliance with any version of the official PDF specification 1.0 - 1.7.

  • Integrate several PDF files into one.

  • Pack and optimize PDF file content.

  • Encode color document images to PDF format using advanced MRC (Mixed Raster Content) compression. *

  • Overlay one PDF page onto another in the specified rectangle.

* the functionality described in the list item can be obtained in full by referencing the SDK-connected Plug-in, the link in text leads to


Supported fonts:

  • TrueType
  • Type0
  • Type1
  • Type3


Supported compressions:


Supported color spaces:

  • CalGray
  • CalRGB
  • DeviceCMYK
  • DeviceGray
  • DeviceN
  • DeviceRGB
  • ICCBased
  • Indexed
  • Lab
  • Separation
  • Pattern


System requirements:

Windows OS / .NET Framework / Microsoft Visual Studio .NET / Internet Explorer


Supported operating systems:

  • Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 32-bit / 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012, 32-bit / 64-bit


Supported frameworks:

  • .NET 2.0 / 3.0 / 3.5 / 4.0 / 4.5
  • WPF 3.5 / 4.0


Development environments VintaSoft PDF .NET Plug-in was tested in and has examples of use for:

  • MS Visual Basic - VB.NET 2005 / 2008 / 2010 / 2012 / 2013
  • MS Visual C# 2005 / 2008 / 2010 / 2012 / 2013
  • MS ASP.NET 2005 / 2008 / 2010 / 2012 / 2013