SelectPdf for .NET - Pdf Compression - C# / ASP.NET MVC Sample

SelectPdf Library for .NET offers the possibility to reduce the size of the generated pdf document using compression.

This sample shows how to create a new PDF document using SelectPdf, how to add a text element to it and use compression to reduce the size of the generated pdf document.

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Sample Code C#

using System;
using System.Web.Mvc;
using SelectPdf.Samples.Models;

namespace SelectPdf.Samples.Controllers
    public class PdfCompressionController : Controller
        // GET: PdfCompression
        public ActionResult Index()
            return View();

        public ActionResult SubmitAction(FormCollection collection)

            // create a new pdf document
            PdfDocument doc = new PdfDocument();
            doc.Margins = new PdfMargins(20, 20, 20, 20);

            // set compression level
            doc.CompressionLevel = (PdfCompressionLevel)Enum.Parse(
                typeof(PdfCompressionLevel), collection["DdlPdfCompressionLevel"], true);

            // create a new pdf font
            PdfFont font = doc.AddFont(PdfStandardFont.Helvetica);
            font.Size = 16;

            // add a new page to the document
            PdfPage page = doc.AddPage();

            // create a new text element and add it to the page
            PdfTextElement text = new PdfTextElement(0, 0,
                Helper.SomeVeryLongText(), font);

            // save pdf document
            byte[] pdf = doc.Save();

            // close pdf document

            // return resulted pdf document
            FileResult fileResult = new FileContentResult(pdf, "application/pdf");
            fileResult.FileDownloadName = "Document.pdf";
            return fileResult;