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Pdf Library for .NET

Pdf Compression

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

Compression Levels

Select.Pdf offers 3 compression levels that can be controlled using CompressionLevel property of the PdfDocument object:

  • NoCompression: PDF file is generated without any compression.

  • Normal: PDF compression at normal speed with normal reduction of data size.

  • Best: PDF best compression, but more time consuming.

Sample Code

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

// 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
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