Tuesday, 21 February 2012 06:35

PDF Page Lable in Silverlight

The sample demonstrates how to set PDF Page Label in Silverlight.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012 06:26

Insert Image into Word in Silverlight

The sample demonstrates how to Insert Image into Word in Silverlight.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012 06:17

Design Excel Cell Borders in Silverlight

The sample demonstrates how to Design Excel Cell Borders in Silverlight via Spire.XLS.

Monday, 13 February 2012 08:58

PDF Header and Footer in Silverlight

The sample demonstrates how to create PDF Header and Footer in Silverlight via Spire.PDF.

Monday, 13 February 2012 08:03

Paginate PDF File in C#, VB.NET

PDF pagination not only enables users to add page numbers in PDF file but also can divide PDF document into sections so that some additional information such as PDF file cover, introduction or reference can be added. So PDF pagination provides great convenience for managing large files or organizing books. This section will show you a solution to paginate PDF pages via a .NET PDF component in C#, VB.NET.

Spire.PDF for .NET, a PDF component for managing PDF files, enables you to paginate PDF pages quickly with C#, VB.NET. Before expounding the main code, I want to show the screenshot of the output PDF file as below:

Set PDF Pagination

Here you can download Spire.PDF for .NET and install it on your system. After adding Spire.Pdf dll, let us start to paginate PDF file together.

In the whole solution, there are three main steps to paginate PDF file. One is to draw page number; another is to draw content; the last one is to draw PDF cover so that you can add additional information. Let us see them one by one.

Paginate PDF - Draw PDF Page Number

When drawing page number, page label is also set in below method. By calling this method: DrawString(string s, PdfFontBase font, PdfBrush brush, float x, float y, PdfStringFormat format). You can not only set page label font, color, position and format. Please see detail code below:

            foreach (PdfPageBase page in section.Pages)
                PdfBrush brush = PdfBrushes.Black;
                PdfPen pen = new PdfPen(brush, 0.75f);
                PdfTrueTypeFont font = new PdfTrueTypeFont(new Font("Arial", 9f, FontStyle.Italic), true);
                PdfStringFormat format = new PdfStringFormat(PdfTextAlignment.Right);
                format.MeasureTrailingSpaces = true;
                float space = font.Height * 0.75f;
                float x = margin.Left;
                float width = page.Canvas.ClientSize.Width - margin.Left - margin.Right;
                float y = page.Canvas.ClientSize.Height - margin.Bottom + space;
                page.Canvas.DrawLine(pen, x, y, x + width, y);
                y = y + 1;
                String numberLabel
                    = String.Format("{0} of {1}", startNumber++, pageCount);
                page.Canvas.DrawString(numberLabel, font, brush, x + width, y, format);
         For Each page As PdfPageBase In section.Pages
            Dim brush As PdfBrush = PdfBrushes.Black
            Dim pen As PdfPen = New PdfPen(brush, 0.75!)
            Dim font As PdfTrueTypeFont = New PdfTrueTypeFont(New Font("Arial", 9!, FontStyle.Italic), true)
            Dim format As PdfStringFormat = New PdfStringFormat(PdfTextAlignment.Right)
            format.MeasureTrailingSpaces = true
            Dim space As Single = (font.Height * 0.75!)
            Dim x As Single = margin.Left
            Dim width As Single = (page.Canvas.ClientSize.Width  _
                        - (margin.Left - margin.Right))
            Dim y As Single = ((page.Canvas.ClientSize.Height - margin.Bottom)  _
                        + space)
            page.Canvas.DrawLine(pen, x, y, (x + width), y)
            y = (y + 1)
            Dim numberLabel As String = String.Format("{0} of {1}", startNumber++, pageCount)
            page.Canvas.DrawString(numberLabel, font, brush, (x + width), y, format)

Paginate PDF - Draw PDF Content

PDF content depends on your own like, so here I avoid coding them in detail.

Paginate PDF - Draw PDF Cover

Cover page is always the best place for adding additional information about this PDF file. In below method, I ignore adding reference content and document title, you can add cover image a class PdfImage in the PDF cover page. Please see code below:

            PdfBrush brush3 = PdfBrushes.Black;
            PdfBrush brush4 = new PdfSolidBrush(new PdfRGBColor(0xf9, 0xf9, 0xf9));
            PdfImage image
                = PdfImage.FromFile(@"..\potala palace1.jpg");
            String text = paginate_PDF.Properties.Resources.ImageDescription;
            float r = image.PhysicalDimension.Height / image.Height;
            PdfPen pen = new PdfPen(brush1, r);
            SizeF size = font1.MeasureString(text, image.PhysicalDimension.Width - 2);
            PdfTemplate template
                = new PdfTemplate(image.PhysicalDimension.Width + 4 * r + 4,
                    image.PhysicalDimension.Height + 4 * r + 7 + size.Height);
            template.Graphics.DrawRectangle(pen, brush4, 0, 0, template.Width, template.Height);
        Dim brush3 As PdfBrush = PdfBrushes.Black
        Dim brush4 As PdfBrush = New PdfSolidBrush(New PdfRGBColor(249, 249, 249))
        Dim image As PdfImage = PdfImage.FromFile("..\potala palace1.jpg")
        Dim text As String = paginate_PDF.Properties.Resources.ImageDescription
        Dim r As Single = (image.PhysicalDimension.Height / image.Height)
        Dim pen As PdfPen = New PdfPen(brush1, r)
        Dim size As SizeF = font1.MeasureString(text, (image.PhysicalDimension.Width - 2))
        Dim template As PdfTemplate = New PdfTemplate((image.PhysicalDimension.Width  _
                        + ((4 * r)  _
                        + 4)), (image.PhysicalDimension.Height  _
                        + ((4 * r) + (7 + size.Height))))
        template.Graphics.DrawRectangle(pen, brush4, 0, 0, template.Width, template.Height)

Spire.PDF for .NET is a professional PDF component to generate, edit, read, and manipulate PDF documents in your .NET applications with C#, VB.NET.

Monday, 13 February 2012 06:14

Background Color and Rotate in C#, VB.NET

As a standalone professional PDF document creation component, Spire.PDF allows developers/programmers using C#/VB.NET to setup PDF page. By using Spire.PDF, we can easily use C#/VB.NET to set PDF page background color and rotate page as we like. Now, we will introduce you how to use C#/VB.NET to set PDF page background and rotate.

Note: Please make sure Spire.PDF and Visual Studio are correctly installed on system.

Step 1: Create a project in Visual Studio and add Spire.PDF dll as reference.

Step 2: C#/VB.NET Setup PDF Page Background Color

First, Create a PDF Page.

Spire.PDF presents an easy way to create PDF page for developers. Following the code below:

Spire.PDF enables users to create new blank PDF document for drawing images. Use the following code to create a new PDF document and a page.

            //Create a pdf document.
            PdfDocument doc = new PdfDocument();

            PdfUnitConvertor unitCvtr = new PdfUnitConvertor();
            PdfMargins margin = new PdfMargins();
            margin.Top = unitCvtr.ConvertUnits(2.54f, PdfGraphicsUnit.Centimeter, PdfGraphicsUnit.Point);
            margin.Bottom = margin.Top;
            margin.Left = unitCvtr.ConvertUnits(3.17f, PdfGraphicsUnit.Centimeter, PdfGraphicsUnit.Point);
            margin.Right = margin.Left;
            'Create a pdf document.
            Dim doc As New PdfDocument()

            Dim unitCvtr As New PdfUnitConvertor()
            Dim margin As New PdfMargins()
            margin.Top = unitCvtr.ConvertUnits(2.54F, PdfGraphicsUnit.Centimeter, PdfGraphicsUnit.Point)
            margin.Bottom = margin.Top
            margin.Left = unitCvtr.ConvertUnits(3.17F, PdfGraphicsUnit.Centimeter, PdfGraphicsUnit.Point)
            margin.Right = margin.Left

Second, draw/setup Page

Now, we can setup PDF page size, margin and background. Spire.PDF offers all color choices for users.

            // Create one page
            PdfPageBase page = doc.Pages.Add(PdfPageSize.A4, margin);
            page.BackgroundColor = Color.Chocolate;

            //Draw page

            page = doc.Pages.Add(PdfPageSize.A4, margin);
            page.BackgroundColor = Color.Coral;
            ' Create one page
            Dim page As PdfPageBase = doc.Pages.Add(PdfPageSize.A4, margin)
            page.BackgroundColor = Color.Chocolate

            'Draw page

            page = doc.Pages.Add(PdfPageSize.A4, margin)
            page.BackgroundColor = Color.Coral

Third, Add Content in PDF Page

After we setup PDF page background color, we can use Spire.PDF to add some contents.

        private static void DrawPage(PdfPageBase page)
            float pageWidth = page.Canvas.ClientSize.Width;
            float y = 0;

            y = y + 5;
            PdfBrush brush2 = new PdfSolidBrush(Color.Black);
            PdfTrueTypeFont font2 = new PdfTrueTypeFont(new Font("Arial", 16f, FontStyle.Bold));
            PdfStringFormat format2 = new PdfStringFormat(PdfTextAlignment.Center);
            format2.CharacterSpacing = 1f;
            String text = "Summary of Science";
            page.Canvas.DrawString(text, font2, brush2, pageWidth / 2, y, format2);
            SizeF size = font2.MeasureString(text, format2);
            y = y + size.Height + 6;

            PdfImage image = PdfImage.FromFile("Wikipedia_Science.png");
            page.Canvas.DrawImage(image, new PointF(pageWidth - image.PhysicalDimension.Width, y));
            float imageLeftSpace = pageWidth - image.PhysicalDimension.Width - 2;
            float imageBottom = image.PhysicalDimension.Height + y;

            //refenrence content
            PdfTrueTypeFont font3 = new PdfTrueTypeFont(new Font("Arial", 9f));
            PdfStringFormat format3 = new PdfStringFormat();
            format3.ParagraphIndent = font3.Size * 2;
            format3.MeasureTrailingSpaces = true;
            format3.LineSpacing = font3.Size * 1.5f;
            String text1 = "(All text and picture from ";
            String text2 = "Wikipedia";
            String text3 = ", the free encyclopedia)";
            page.Canvas.DrawString(text1, font3, brush2, 0, y, format3);

            size = font3.MeasureString(text1, format3);
            float x1 = size.Width;
            format3.ParagraphIndent = 0;
            PdfTrueTypeFont font4 = new PdfTrueTypeFont(new Font("Arial", 9f, FontStyle.Underline));
            PdfBrush brush3 = PdfBrushes.Blue;
            page.Canvas.DrawString(text2, font4, brush3, x1, y, format3);
            size = font4.MeasureString(text2, format3);
            x1 = x1 + size.Width;

            page.Canvas.DrawString(text3, font3, brush2, x1, y, format3);
            y = y + size.Height;

            PdfStringFormat format4 = new PdfStringFormat();
            text = System.IO.File.ReadAllText("Summary_of_Science.txt");
            PdfTrueTypeFont font5 = new PdfTrueTypeFont(new Font("Arial", 10f));
            format4.LineSpacing = font5.Size * 1.5f;
            PdfStringLayouter textLayouter = new PdfStringLayouter();
            float imageLeftBlockHeight = imageBottom - y;
            PdfStringLayoutResult result
                = textLayouter.Layout(text, font5, format4, new SizeF(imageLeftSpace, imageLeftBlockHeight));
            if (result.ActualSize.Height < imageBottom - y)
                imageLeftBlockHeight = imageLeftBlockHeight + result.LineHeight;
                result = textLayouter.Layout(text, font5, format4, new SizeF(imageLeftSpace, imageLeftBlockHeight));
            foreach (LineInfo line in result.Lines)
                page.Canvas.DrawString(line.Text, font5, brush2, 0, y, format4);
                y = y + result.LineHeight;
            PdfTextWidget textWidget = new PdfTextWidget(result.Remainder, font5, brush2);
            PdfTextLayout textLayout = new PdfTextLayout();
            textLayout.Break = PdfLayoutBreakType.FitPage;
            textLayout.Layout = PdfLayoutType.Paginate;
            RectangleF bounds = new RectangleF(new PointF(0, y), page.Canvas.ClientSize);
            textWidget.StringFormat = format4;
            textWidget.Draw(page, bounds, textLayout);
Private Shared Sub DrawPage(ByVal page As PdfPageBase)
            Dim pageWidth As Single = page.Canvas.ClientSize.Width
            Dim y As Single = 0

            y = y + 5
            Dim brush2 As PdfBrush = New PdfSolidBrush(Color.Black)
            Dim font2 As New PdfTrueTypeFont(New Font("Arial", 16.0F, FontStyle.Bold))
            Dim format2 As New PdfStringFormat(PdfTextAlignment.Center)
            format2.CharacterSpacing = 1.0F
            Dim text As String = "Summary of Science"
            page.Canvas.DrawString(text, font2, brush2, pageWidth / 2, y, format2)
            Dim size As SizeF = font2.MeasureString(text, format2)
            y = y + size.Height + 6

            Dim image As PdfImage = PdfImage.FromFile("Wikipedia_Science.png")
            page.Canvas.DrawImage(image, New PointF(pageWidth - image.PhysicalDimension.Width, y))
            Dim imageLeftSpace As Single = pageWidth - image.PhysicalDimension.Width - 2
            Dim imageBottom As Single = image.PhysicalDimension.Height + y

            'refenrence content
            Dim font3 As New PdfTrueTypeFont(New Font("Arial", 9.0F))
            Dim format3 As New PdfStringFormat()
            format3.ParagraphIndent = font3.Size * 2
            format3.MeasureTrailingSpaces = True
            format3.LineSpacing = font3.Size * 1.5F
            Dim text1 As String = "(All text and picture from "
            Dim text2 As String = "Wikipedia"
            Dim text3 As String = ", the free encyclopedia)"
            page.Canvas.DrawString(text1, font3, brush2, 0, y, format3)

            size = font3.MeasureString(text1, format3)
            Dim x1 As Single = size.Width
            format3.ParagraphIndent = 0
            Dim font4 As New PdfTrueTypeFont(New Font("Arial", 9.0F, FontStyle.Underline))
            Dim brush3 As PdfBrush = PdfBrushes.Blue
            page.Canvas.DrawString(text2, font4, brush3, x1, y, format3)
            size = font4.MeasureString(text2, format3)
            x1 = x1 + size.Width

            page.Canvas.DrawString(text3, font3, brush2, x1, y, format3)
            y = y + size.Height

            Dim format4 As New PdfStringFormat()
            text = System.IO.File.ReadAllText("Summary_of_Science.txt")
            Dim font5 As New PdfTrueTypeFont(New Font("Arial", 10.0F))
            format4.LineSpacing = font5.Size * 1.5F
            Dim textLayouter As New PdfStringLayouter()
            Dim imageLeftBlockHeight As Single = imageBottom - y
            Dim result As PdfStringLayoutResult _
                = textLayouter.Layout(text, font5, format4, New SizeF(imageLeftSpace, imageLeftBlockHeight))
            If result.ActualSize.Height < imageBottom - y Then
                imageLeftBlockHeight = imageLeftBlockHeight + result.LineHeight
                result = textLayouter.Layout(text, font5, format4, New SizeF(imageLeftSpace, imageLeftBlockHeight))
            End If
            For Each line As LineInfo In result.Lines
                page.Canvas.DrawString(line.Text, font5, brush2, 0, y, format4)
                y = y + result.LineHeight
            Next line
            Dim textWidget As New PdfTextWidget(result.Remainder, font5, brush2)
            Dim textLayout As New PdfTextLayout()
            textLayout.Break = PdfLayoutBreakType.FitPage
            textLayout.Layout = PdfLayoutType.Paginate
            Dim bounds As New RectangleF(New PointF(0, y), page.Canvas.ClientSize)
            textWidget.StringFormat = format4
            textWidget.Draw(page, bounds, textLayout)

Effective Screenshot:

Setup PDF Page

Step 3: Rotate PDF Page

Spire.PDF can easily help developers set up PDF page rotate. The following code is showing you how to set 180 degree rotate.

            //create section
            PdfSection section = doc.Sections.Add();
            section.PageSettings.Size = PdfPageSize.A4;
            section.PageSettings.Margins = margin;

            //Rotate 180
            section = doc.Sections.Add();
            section.PageSettings.Size = PdfPageSize.A4;
            section.PageSettings.Margins = margin;
            section.PageSettings.Rotate = PdfPageRotateAngle.RotateAngle180;
            page = section.Pages.Add();
            'create section
            Dim section As PdfSection = doc.Sections.Add()
            section.PageSettings.Size = PdfPageSize.A4
            section.PageSettings.Margins = margin

            'Rotate 180
            section = doc.Sections.Add()
            section.PageSettings.Size = PdfPageSize.A4
            section.PageSettings.Margins = margin
            section.PageSettings.Rotate = PdfPageRotateAngle.RotateAngle180
            page = section.Pages.Add()

Effective Screenshot:

Setup PDF Page

Step 4: Save and Preview

Once we finish all setup operations, we can use the following code to save and preview.

            //Save pdf file.

            //Launching the Pdf file.
            'Save pdf file.

            'Launching the Pdf file.
Friday, 10 February 2012 06:46

Word Footer in Silverlight

The sample demonstrates how to create Word Footer in Silverlight via Spire.Doc.

Friday, 10 February 2012 06:23

Excel Write Filters in Silverlight

The sample demonstrates how to use Excel Filter function in Silverlight via Spire.XLS.

Thursday, 09 February 2012 02:49

How to Convert RTF to HTML in C#, VB.NET

Spire.Doc allows users to use C#/VB.NET to convert RTF to HTML. And it's the same easy as conversion from Word to HTML. Now, follow the simple steps to use C#/VB.NET to convert RTF to HTML.

Note: Please make sure Spire.Doc and Visual Studio (Version 2008 or later) are correctly installed on your system.

Step 1: Create Project

Create a windows forms application project in your visual studio and add Spire.Doc dll as reference. Generate a button and double click to go to step 2.

Step 2: C#/VB.NET RTF to HTML Conversion

Spire.Doc offers an easy solution to convert RTF to HTML. Copy and paste the simple C# and VB.NET code into the project.

            Document document = new Document();
            document.LoadFromFile(@"D:\Work\Stephen\2012.02.09\C# Create Excel.rtf");
            document.SaveToFile("sample.html", FileFormat.Html);
Dim document As New Document()
document.LoadFromFile("D:\Work\Stephen\2012.02.09\C# Create Excel.rtf")
document.SaveToFile("sample.html", FileFormat.Html)

Step 3: Save and Preview

To fast preview the effect of RTF to HTML conversion, we can use the code below to save and start project.

        private void WordDocViewer(string fileName)
            catch { }
Private Sub WordDocViewer(fileName As String)
	End Try
End Sub

Effective Screeshot:

Spire.Doc is a professional word component which enables developers/programmers to fast generate, read, write and modify Word document for .NET and Silverlight. It supports C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC and Silverlight.

Wednesday, 08 February 2012 03:08

Create Excel File in C#, VB.NET

This section is designed to provide developers a simple solution on how to create Excel file in C#, VB.NET via this .NET Excel component Spire.XLS for .NET.

Spire.XLS for .NET allows you to create Excel file on the formats of Excel (.xls) 97-2003 and Excel (.xlsx) 2007 and Excel(.xlsx)2010 without installing MS Excel or any third party library. Apart from creating Excel file, this Excel api also enables you to read, edit and manipulate Excel files with high efficiency in .NET applications.

Below is the sample code for you to find how you can create an Excel file:

using System.Drawing;
using Spire.Xls;

namespace Create_Excel_File
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            //Initialize a new Workboook object
            Workbook workbook = new Workbook();
            //Get the first worksheet
            Worksheet sheet = workbook.Worksheets[0];
            //Write string values in a cell
            sheet.Range["A3"].Text = "This Excel Document is Created by Spire.XLS for .NET";
            //Save workbook to disk
            catch { }
Imports System.Drawing
Imports Spire.Xls

Namespace Create_Excel_File
	Class Program
		Private Shared Sub Main(args As String())
			'Initialize a new Workboook object
			Dim workbook As New Workbook()
			'Get the first worksheet
			Dim sheet As Worksheet = workbook.Worksheets(0)
			'Write string values in a cell
			sheet.Range("A3").Text = "This Excel Document is Created by Spire.XLS for .NET"
			'Save workbook to disk
			End Try
		End Sub
	End Class
End Namespace

The Created Excel File

After executing above code, The Excel file is created and some string values are also added in the first Worksheet”Sheet1”. Please see the screenshot below:

Create Excel File