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Getting Started

You can easily use «PDF Vision .Net» in any .NET Framework application. Because of the component is completely written in C# managed code.

  1. Launch Microsoft's Visual Studio.

  2. Create a new project or open an existing.

  3. Add a reference to sautinsoft.pdfvision:

    You may do this by two ways:

    1. Using Nuget (fast way):

      (Solution Explorer->right click by "References"->Manage Nuget Packages...->In the tab "Browse" type "sautinsoft" and find the "sautinsoft.pdfvision")

      Using Nuget

    2. Second (old good way): Adding a reference to the "SautinSoft.PdfVision.dll" file:

      First of all, download the PDF Vision .Net package. Unzip it at any place in your computer and find the assembly file "SautinSoft.PdfVision.dll".

      (Solution Explorer->right click by "References"->Add Reference...->Browse "SautinSoft.PdfVision.dll")

      add reference

Note  Note

SautinSoft.Vision.dll assemblies compiled for old .NET Framework 4.6.1 - 4.8 are located inside (>PDF Vision .Net (X.X.X.X)\Bin\.NET Framework X.X) folder.

SautinSoft.Vision.dll assemblies compiled for old .NET Core 2.0 - 3.1 are located inside (>PDF Vision .Net (X.X.X.X)\Bin\.NET Core X.X) folder.

SautinSoft.Vision.dll assemblies compiled for new .NET 5, 6 and up are located inside (>PDF Vision .Net (X.X.X.X)\Bin\.NET X.X) folder.

Add dependencies through Nuget

If you have added the SautinSoft.PdfVision.dll into your project using Nuget, all dependencies are already installed automatically and therefore simply skip this step. If you are creating .NET Framework 4.6.1 - 4.8 app, please add these dependencies:

  • Microsoft.Extensions.Logging, 2.0.2.

  • Newtonsoft.Json, 10.0.3.

  • Microsoft.Bcl.AsyncInterfaces, 1.1.0.

  • System.Net.Http, 4.3.4.

If you are creating .NET Core 2.0 or up, .NET 5 or up application, please add these dependencies:

  • System.Drawing.Common, 4.7.0.

  • Microsoft.Extensions.Logging, 2.0.2.

  • Newtonsoft.Json, 10.0.3.

Note  Note

Above we mentioned about the minimal versions of the dependencies, actually you can use the newer versions.

Well done!

Now your application is able to convert HTML, ASPX and Images to PDF, split and merge PDF documents.

Here you will find the Code Samples in C# and VB.NET.