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How to: Generate a PDF Document Layout from Scratch

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This example shows how to use PDF Graphics API to create a document with graphics content.

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

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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