SelectPdf for .NET - Pdf Compression - C# / ASP.NET 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.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using SelectPdf;

namespace SelectPdf.Samples
    public partial class pdf_compression : System.Web.UI.Page
        protected void BtnCreatePdf_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            // 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), DdlPdfCompressionLevel.SelectedValue, 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
            doc.Save(Response, false, "Sample.pdf");

            // close pdf document