Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

create PDF from vb.net windows application

Posted on 2014-09-18
4
149 Views
Last Modified: 2015-02-07
I need to create a pdf and send as an attachment and email from vb.net application.  Are there any ways in .NET itself or ay recommendations for a open source or third party dlls ?
0
Comment
Question by:TrialUser
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 34

Accepted Solution

by:
Paul MacDonald earned 167 total points
ID: 40331416
We use PDFKit.Net and have found it to meet our needs nicely.
0
 
LVL 40

Assisted Solution

by:Kyle Abrahams
Kyle Abrahams earned 333 total points
ID: 40331418
A few ways:
Open Source:
 http://pdfsharp.com/PDFsharp/

EvoPDF (commercial)

And also you can setup a pdf printer (CutePDF I think) to print to the printer, but that requires a more manual intervention on the user's behalf.


And also here are some samples:
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/5567/Create-and-manipulate-PDF-documents-NET
0
 

Author Comment

by:TrialUser
ID: 40331703
I downloaded the pdfsharp. Does it have a dll  that I need to add as a reference to my project. Where would the dll be? I don't see it in the package I downloaded. Thanks
0
 
LVL 40

Assisted Solution

by:Kyle Abrahams
Kyle Abrahams earned 333 total points
ID: 40332766
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Entity Framework is a powerful tool to help you interact with the DataBase but still doesn't help much when we have a Stored Procedure that returns more than one resultset. The solution takes some of out-of-the-box thinking; read on!
If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question