Foxit PDF Generator for .NET SDK allows software developers to add PDF generation to any .NET application (C# or VB.NET). PDF Generator for .NET SDK is an award winning product used for the real-time creation of PDF documents based on dynamic data. PDF documents can be generated straight to a Web Form, file, byte array or System.IO.Stream object. The assembly is 100% managed and uses only safe code. The object model is intuitive and easy to learn, yet at the same time is very powerful.
Foxit PDF Generator for .NET SDK is available in two licensing models. Server based licensing is intended for developers who wish to install our software on their server or web server. It is licensed per production server and allows an unlimited number of installations on development workstations and development servers. This licensing model is ideal for those who wish to install our software on a limited number of servers and allows us to offer a lower price to developers who do not intend to distribute our software to a large number of servers or workstations.
Developer based licensing is intended for developers who wish to distribute our software to a large number of clients. It allows one developer to develop an unlimited number of client or server based applications that use our product and distribute them royalty free. Our assemblies can easily be deployed with another application using XCOPY or a setup program.
Foxit PDF Generator for .NET SDK was designed with performance in mind. PDF documents are generated by default using a single pass architecture allowing the PDF output to be sent to the output stream as the document is being created. This minimizes the amount of data stored in RAM as the document is created and frees up resources as quickly as possible during the output process. The architecture is similar to the way ASP.NET renders controls and has proven to be highly efficient.
The object model is multithread safe. Multiple threads can generate PDF documents at the same time. Page Elements, Fonts, Images and other resources can be shared between threads without interfering with each other.
Foxit PDF Generator for .NET SDK creates PDF documents from scratch and does not require the resources of a printer driver. Everything needed to create PDF documents is included in the product allowing the fastest possible execution of 100% managed and safe code. There are no external dependencies and the only thing required to use the product is version 1.0 or greater of the .NET framework. The product has been fully tested and optimized against the .NET Framework 2.0.
Foxit PDF Generator for .NET SDK object model is highly extensible. It includes an API for the development of Custom Page Elements and allows many of the base classes to be inherited.