SelectPdf for .NET - Setting Pdf Viewer Preferences with the Html to Pdf Converter - C# / ASP.NET MVC Sample

This sample shows how to convert from html to pdf using SelectPdf and set the pdf viewer preferences. With the viewer preferences, users can specify how the pdf document will appear in a pdf viewer when it is opened.


Page Layout:

Page Mode:

Center Window
Display Doc Title
Fit Window
Hide Menu Bar
Hide Toolbar
Hide Window UI

Sample Code C#

using System;
using System.Web.Mvc;

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

        public ActionResult SubmitAction(FormCollection collection)
            // read parameters from the webpage
            string url = collection["TxtUrl"];

            string page_layout = collection["DdlPageLayout"];
            PdfViewerPageLayout pageLayout = (PdfViewerPageLayout)Enum.Parse(
                typeof(PdfViewerPageLayout), page_layout, true);

            string page_mode = collection["DdlPageMode"];
            PdfViewerPageMode pageMode = (PdfViewerPageMode)Enum.Parse(
                typeof(PdfViewerPageMode), page_mode, true);

            bool centerWindow = collection["ChkCenterWindow"] == "on";
            bool displayDocTitle = collection["ChkDisplayDocTitle"] == "on";
            bool fitWindow = collection["ChkFitWindow"] == "on";
            bool hideMenuBar = collection["ChkHideMenuBar"] == "on";
            bool hideToolbar = collection["ChkHideToolbar"] == "on";
            bool hideWindowUI = collection["ChkHideWindowUI"] == "on";

            // instantiate a html to pdf converter object
            HtmlToPdf converter = new HtmlToPdf();

            // set converter options
            converter.Options.ViewerPreferences.CenterWindow = centerWindow;
            converter.Options.ViewerPreferences.DisplayDocTitle = displayDocTitle;
            converter.Options.ViewerPreferences.FitWindow = fitWindow;
            converter.Options.ViewerPreferences.HideMenuBar = hideMenuBar;
            converter.Options.ViewerPreferences.HideToolbar = hideToolbar;
            converter.Options.ViewerPreferences.HideWindowUI = hideWindowUI;

            converter.Options.ViewerPreferences.PageLayout = pageLayout;
            converter.Options.ViewerPreferences.PageMode = pageMode;
            converter.Options.ViewerPreferences.NonFullScreenPageMode =

            // create a new pdf document converting an url
            PdfDocument doc = converter.ConvertUrl(url);

            // 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;