SautinSoft announces the release of PDF Vision .Net, a new innovative library for integrating HTML-to-PDF conversion functions to Web-based and desktop applications running on Windows.
Additionally, the library enables an application to convert images in most common formats, including TIFF, to PDF.
PDF Vision .Net can be used in any type of .NET application, either ASP.NET websites or Windows Forms applications, to produce a PDF hard copy from files, URLs and memory streams. A website or desktop application, enhanced by the library, will be able to convert HTML pages or images in all popular formats to PDF, convert TIFF images to multipage PDF, split and merge PDF documents. The output settings are customizable – it is possible to set a custom page size, choose page orientation and add text to header and footer of a PDF document. The library is designed to perform conversion in memory without addressing the hard disk drive.
The specialty of PDF Vision .Net lies in its highly accurate PDF conversion algorithm. The algorithm analyses a webpage with CSS style and recognizes text, logical structure and formatting with remarkable accuracy. As a result, PDF files created with PDF Vision .Net look exactly like the source, retaining complex layout of the original, including placement of headers, footers, columns and images on the page, formatting of tables and fonts.
PDF Vision .Net can be integrated into the server environment of the information management system, so that visitors can save necessary information to portable PDF hard copies directly from ASP.NET pages. Moreover, the library can, for example, be used to develop an image recognition and conversion system, letting the user convert scanned images to PDF, which is convenient for offline storage and printing.
The library can be integrated quickly and easily. The developer only needs to copy a file called PDFVision.dll into the Bin directory and type a few strings of code into the application. Included into the downloaded package are sample projects for Windows Forms and ASP.Net in C# and Visual Basic, documentation and sample files in HTML, JPG, PNG, GIF formats, which allow developers to save time and efforts as they start integrating the library.
PDF Vision .Net is written in C# as a standalone component. The library requires .NET Framework 2.0 or above. The component is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP / 2003 / Vista.