.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Standard 2.0+

PdfDocumentProcessor.CreateEmptyDocument() Method

Creates an empty PDF document with no pages.

Namespace: DevExpress.Pdf

Assembly: DevExpress.Docs.v21.1.dll

Declaration

public void CreateEmptyDocument()

Remarks

Use this method to create an empty document. You can use the document creation API to generate the document layout (e.g., append pages with graphics to the PDF document, generate bookmarks, and attach files) Refer to the following article for more information: Document Generation.

Note

The PDF specification does not describe empty documents. For this reason, most third-party PDF viewers cannot open such files. This does not apply to the DevExpress WinForms PDF Viewer and WPF PDF Viewer, which are less demanding concerning the validity of opened documents, and are capable of opening documents containing no pages.

Example

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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