dotnet add package Bytescout.PDF --version
NuGet\Install-Package Bytescout.PDF -Version
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<PackageReference Include="Bytescout.PDF" Version="" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Bytescout.PDF --version
#r "nuget: Bytescout.PDF,"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Bytescout.PDF as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Bytescout.PDF&version=

// Install Bytescout.PDF as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Bytescout.PDF&version=

ByteScout PDF SDK for .NET, ASP.NET and ActiveX/COM - create and modify PDF documents.

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ByteScout PDF SDK provides the rich and easy-to-use API to create PDF documents with text, images, drawings or modify existing PDF documents.

Compatibility: .NET Framework 2.0 or later; .NET Core 2.0 or later.
Works with: .NET, ASP.NET, ActiveX, Visual Basic 6, Classic ASP, VSBScript and others.


- Full set of methods and properties to create or modify PDF documents;
- PNG, JPEG, TIFF, JBIG2, CCITT Fax images and compression modes supported;
- Font embedding (Type1, TrueType) including Unicode support;
- Security options (document permissions) and 40 bit, 128 bit and 256 AES encryption support;
- Support for changing security settings of existing PDF documents (you can also remove the protection);
- Ability to handle produced PDF document in memory without need for temporary files and provide on-the-fly generation directly into memory stream (requires additional Web License);
- Ability to split, merge, extract pages from PDF document and append to another document using pages manager class;

History of changes: (July 14, 2023)
- Enhanced Font issue handling.
- Improved working with PDF forms.
- Enhanced HTML string rendering.
- Other minor fixes and improvements. (April 27, 2023)
+ Introduced HTML formatting for drawing text strings.
- Improved form filling, flattening, and appearance.
- Improved handling of annotations during merging.
- Improved handling of hyperlinks, internal page link annotations, and link borders.
- Fixed several issues related to annotation height calculation, PredictorStream in NET6, and non-standard encryption dictionaries.
- Fixed selection of ComboBox without a hint.
- Added meaningful alternative names to form fields such as checkboxes and parent fields.
- Added support for trim, art, and bleed boxes in the Page class.
- Fixed crashes and improved alignment related to HTML string rendering, Editbox, and DrawString.
- Other minor fixes and improvements. (September 27, 2022)
- Fixed parsing of RadioButton checked state.
- Improved parsing of linked check boxes.
- Fixed inversion of monochrome images with swapped palette.
- Fixed parsing of PDF permissions.
= Improved parsing of embedded files.
+ Added option 'StringFormat.DisableLigatures' to disable ligaturization during string drawing.
- Other minor fixes and improvements. (June 7, 2022)
- Fixed default value of the property 'SolidBrush.Opacity'.
- Fixed loss of precision of some numbers when saving a document.
- Fixed infinite loop when trying to load non-PDF files.
- Fixes in form filling and flattening.
- Fixed document loading issue in .NET 6.0.
= Improved parsing of PDF documents.
- Other minor fixes and improvements. (January 24, 2022)
= Improved flattening of PDF documents.
= Improved editing of PDF forms.
= Improved merging of PDF files containing forms.
+ Implemented text auto-size in multi-line EditBox.
+ Added support for parsing of PDF documents with HTTP request garbage in the beginning.
= .NET Core min required version is 2.1 now (was 2.0).
= Improved parsing of PDF documents.
- Other minor fixes and improvements. (October 4, 2021)
+ Improved merging of PDF documents with fillable forms. New method 'Document.MergeDocuments()' and property 'Document.RenameMatchingFieldsDuringMerge' allow to control linking of form fields during the merge.
= Improved flattening.
= Fixed filling of comboboxes with compound items (label-value pairs).
= Improved parsing of PDF documents.
- Other minor fixes and improvements. (May 18, 2021)
+ Added 'AltName' property to form fields. It contains fixed identifier ('Name') of the form fields where the ID missing, duplicated or, contains invalid characters. You can use the 'AltName' to retrieve the field from 'Document.Annotations' collection in the same way as the original 'Name'.
+ Added properties 'ListBox.SelectedIndices' and 'ListBox.SelectedItems' allowing to selected multiple items in 'ListBox' form field.
= Improved editable and not-editable 'ComboBox' fields appearance.
- Fixed selected items appearance in the 'ListBox' form fields.
- Fixed value assignment in the 'RadioButton' form fields.
- Fixed invisible values in form fields in some cases.
- Fixed digital signature appearance.
- Fixed profiles parsing on platforms with non-english locale.
= Improved parsing of PDF documents.
- Other minor fixes and improvements. (February 8, 2021)
+ Added the 'Page.SetCropBox()' method for setting the page crop box.
+ Added support for profiles.
- Fixed loss of transparency when adding 32-bit images.
- Fixed registration issue in Bytescout.PDF.Converters.
- Bytescout.PDF.Converters: Fixed crash on 'DocxToHtmlConverter' disposing.
- Exception classes that are derived from 'PDFException' were internal by mistake. Fixed now.
= Improved parsing of PDF documents.
- Other minor fixes and improvements. (October 26, 2020)
= Improved appearance of checkboxes with vector appearance.
= Added 'Document.Metadata' property allowing to get XMP metadata.
= Improved .NET Core compatibility.
= Improved support for 1-bit images.
- Fixed behavior of the link annotations pointing to rotated pages.
- Fixed thread safety issue.
- Fixed initialization of 'PDF.Image' from bitmap with embedded ICC profile.
= Improved parsing of PDF documents.
- Other minor fixes and improvements.