How to use iTextSharp in .NET Core

In this article, we will learn how to use iTextSharp in .NET Core

What is iTextSharp?

iTextSharp is a free and open-source assembly that helps to convert page output or HTML content into a PDF file.

Implementation

  •  Create New Asp.Net Core MVC Application.

  • Install Package iTextSharp.

  • Create Class Customer.
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Threading.Tasks;

namespace Used_iTextSharper.Models
{
    public class Customer
    {
        public int CustomerId { get; set; }
        public string CustomerName { get; set; }
        public string Address { get; set; }
        public string Email { get; set; }
        public string ZipCode { get; set; }

    }
}
  • Write below Code in Controller.
using iTextSharp.text;
using iTextSharp.text.pdf;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Mvc;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Drawing;
using System.IO;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using Used_iTextSharper.Models;

namespace Used_iTextSharper.Controllers
{
    public class CustomerController : Controller
    {
        public IActionResult Index()
        {
            return View();
        }
        
        public ActionResult Customers() 
        {
            return View(customerData());
        }

        public FileResult CreatePdf() 
        {
            MemoryStream workStream = new MemoryStream();
            StringBuilder status = new StringBuilder("");
            DateTime dTime = DateTime.Now;
            string strPDFFileName = string.Format("CustomerDetailPdf" + dTime.ToString("yyyyMMdd") + "-" + ".pdf");
            Document doc = new Document();
            doc.SetMargins(0, 0, 0, 0);
            PdfPTable tableLayout = new PdfPTable(4);
            doc.SetMargins(10, 10, 10, 0);
            PdfWriter.GetInstance(doc, workStream).CloseStream = false;
            doc.Open();
            BaseFont bf = BaseFont.CreateFont(BaseFont.TIMES_ROMAN, BaseFont.CP1252, BaseFont.NOT_EMBEDDED);
            iTextSharp.text.Font fontInvoice = new iTextSharp.text.Font(bf, 20, iTextSharp.text.Font.NORMAL);
            Paragraph paragraph = new Paragraph("Customers Detail", fontInvoice);
            paragraph.Alignment = Element.ALIGN_CENTER;
            doc.Add(paragraph);
            Paragraph p3 = new Paragraph();
            p3.SpacingAfter = 6;
            doc.Add(p3);
            doc.Add(Add_Content_To_PDF(tableLayout));
            doc.Close();
            byte[] byteInfo = workStream.ToArray();
            workStream.Write(byteInfo, 0, byteInfo.Length);
            workStream.Position = 0;
            return File(workStream, "application/pdf", strPDFFileName);
        }

        protected PdfPTable Add_Content_To_PDF(PdfPTable tableLayout)
        {
            float[] headers = { 50, 24, 45, 35 }; //Header Widths  
            tableLayout.SetWidths(headers); //Set the pdf headers  
            tableLayout.WidthPercentage = 100; //Set the PDF File witdh percentage  
            tableLayout.HeaderRows = 1;
            var count = 1;

            //Add header  
            AddCellToHeader(tableLayout, "CustomerName");
            AddCellToHeader(tableLayout, "Address");
            AddCellToHeader(tableLayout, "Email");
            AddCellToHeader(tableLayout, "ZipCode");
            
            foreach (var cust in customerData())
            {
                if (count >= 1)
                {
                    //Add body  
                    AddCellToBody(tableLayout, cust.CustomerName.ToString(),count);
                    AddCellToBody(tableLayout, cust.Address.ToString(), count);
                    AddCellToBody(tableLayout, cust.Email.ToString(), count);
                    AddCellToBody(tableLayout, cust.ZipCode.ToString(),count);
                    count++;
                }
            }
            return tableLayout;
        }

        private static void AddCellToHeader(PdfPTable tableLayout, string cellText)
        {
            tableLayout.AddCell(new PdfPCell(new Phrase(cellText, new Font(Font.FontFamily.HELVETICA, 8, 1, BaseColor.BLACK)))
            {
                HorizontalAlignment = Element.ALIGN_LEFT,
                Padding = 8,
                BackgroundColor = new iTextSharp.text.BaseColor(255, 255, 255)
            });
        }

        private static void AddCellToBody(PdfPTable tableLayout, string cellText,int count)
        {
            if (count % 2 == 0)
            {
                tableLayout.AddCell(new PdfPCell(new Phrase(cellText, new Font(Font.FontFamily.HELVETICA, 8, 1, iTextSharp.text.BaseColor.BLACK)))
                {
                    HorizontalAlignment = Element.ALIGN_LEFT,
                    Padding = 8,
                    BackgroundColor = new iTextSharp.text.BaseColor(255, 255, 255)
                });
            }
            else 
            {
                tableLayout.AddCell(new PdfPCell(new Phrase(cellText, new Font(Font.FontFamily.HELVETICA, 8, 1, iTextSharp.text.BaseColor.BLACK)))
                {
                    HorizontalAlignment = Element.ALIGN_LEFT,
                    Padding = 8,
                    BackgroundColor = new iTextSharp.text.BaseColor(211, 211, 211)
                });
            }
        }

        public List<Customer> customerData() 
        {
            List<Customer> customers = new List<Customer>()
            {
                new Customer(){ CustomerName="Gnanavel Sekar",Address="Surat",Email="GnanavelSekar@gmail.com",ZipCode="395003" },
                new Customer(){ CustomerName="Subash S",Address="Ahemdabad",Email="SubashS@gmail.com",ZipCode="395006" },
                new Customer(){ CustomerName="Robert A",Address="Surat",Email="RobertA@gmail.com",ZipCode="395005" },
                new Customer(){ CustomerName="Ammaiyappan",Address="Vadodara",Email="Ammaiyappan@gmail.com",ZipCode="395004" },
                new Customer(){ CustomerName="Huijoyan",Address="Surat",Email="Huijoyan@gmail.com",ZipCode="395008" },
            };
            return customers;
        }
    }
}
  • Write below Code in view.
@model List<Used_iTextSharper.Models.Customer>
<style>
    .text-align-center 
    {
        text-align:center;
    }
    .text-align-right 
    {
        text-align:right;
    }
</style>
<div class="row">
    <div class="col-md-12">
        <h5 class="text-align-center">Customers Detail</h5>
        <table class="table table-bordered table-hover table-striped">
            <thead>
                <tr>
                    <th>CustomerName</th>
                    <th>Address</th>
                    <th>Email</th>
                    <th>ZipCode</th>
                </tr>
            </thead>
            <tbody>
                @foreach (var item in Model)
                {
                    <tr>
                        <td>@item.CustomerName</td>
                        <td>@item.Address</td>
                        <td>@item.Email</td>
                        <td>@item.ZipCode</td>
                    </tr>
                }
            </tbody>
        </table>
    </div>
</div>

<div class="row">
    <div class="col-md-12 text-align-right">
        <button class="btn btn-success" type="button">@Html.ActionLink("Create PDF", "CreatePdf", "Customer", null)</button>
    </div>
</div>
  • Now Run the Project and See the Output and Download PDF.

Downladed PDF for the Customer Detail.

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