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How to: Generate a Document Layout from Scratch

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This example shows how to programmatically create a document with graphics using the PDF Document API.

using DevExpress.Pdf;
using System;
using System.Drawing;

namespace DocumentCreationAPI
{
    class Program {

        static void Main(string[] args)
        {

            using (PdfDocumentProcessor processor = new PdfDocumentProcessor())
            {

                // Create an empty document.
                processor.CreateEmptyDocument("..\\..\\Result.pdf");

                // Create and draw PDF graphics.
                using (PdfGraphics graph = processor.CreateGraphics())
                {
                    DrawGraphics(graph);

                    // Render a page with graphics.
                    processor.RenderNewPage(PdfPaperSize.Letter, graph);
                }
            }
        }

        static void DrawGraphics(PdfGraphics graph)
        {

            // Draw text lines on the page.
            SolidBrush black = (SolidBrush)Brushes.Black;
            using (Font font1 = new Font("Times New Roman", 32, FontStyle.Bold))
            {
                graph.DrawString("PDF Document Processor", font1, black, 180, 150);
            }
            using (Font font2 = new Font("Arial", 20))
            {
                graph.DrawString("Display, Print and Export PDF Documents", font2, black, 168, 230);
            }
            using (Font font3 = new Font("Arial", 10))
            {
                graph.DrawString("The PDF Document Processor is a non-visual component " +
                                  "that provides the application programming interface of the PDF Viewer.", font3, black, 16, 300);
            }
        }
    }
}
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