HTML to PDF for Mono

mono_logoEVO HTML to Converter for Mono allows you develop applications for various platforms using C# as development language. The Mono platform can be used to create applications for Mac OS, Linux and Windows and is a quite popular platform since many years ago.

EVO HTML to PDF Converter library for Mono can be easily integrated in Mono applications to convert HTML documents to PDF, raster images or SVG vector images. The library is a powerful tool helping you to instantly create nicely formatted and easily maintainable PDF reports directly from existing HTML reports.

The converter offers full support for HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, SVG, web fonts, page breaks control with CSS and from API, automatically repeated HTML table header and footer, live URLs and internal links, automatically generated hierarchical bookmarks and table of contents, automatically generated fillable PDF forms and allows you to digitally sign and password protect the generated PDF documents.

The library was designed and tested to work reliably in multithreaded environments which makes it ideal for usage in high traffic websites and services.

In order to use the EVO HTML to PDF Converter for Mono you first have to install the EVO HTML to PDF Server. The server was built on .NET library to extend its capabilities to other platforms and languages. The client library that you link in your Mono applications will connect to the server to convert HTML to PDF, to Image or to SVG.

EVO HTML to PDF Converter Server can run either in a Windows Service on a Windows machine or in an Azure Cloud Service deployed in Microsoft Azure cloud. You can find detailed installation and uninstallation instructions in the Readme.txt file from the root of the downloaded package.

C# Code Sample for HTML to PDF Conversion in Mono

The EVO HTML to PDF Converter for Mono API allows you to convert a HTML document to PDF in just a few lines a code. The programming interface is also very rich and allows you customize the generated PDF document in various ways. The code below is copied from the demo for HTML to PDF Converter that you can find the in the Demo folder of the software Zip package.

static public void Main(string[] args)
{
    // parse argumenta
    if (!ParseArguments(args))
    {
        ShowUsage();
        return;
    }

    // convert HTML to PDF
    try
    {
        // create the HTML to PDF converter object
        HtmlToPdfConverter htmlToPdfConverter = new HtmlToPdfConverter(serverIPAddress, serverPortNumber);

        // set license key
        htmlToPdfConverter.LicenseKey = "4W9+bn19bn5ue2B+bn1/YH98YHd3d3c=";

        // set service password if necessary
        if (serverPassword.Length > 0)
            htmlToPdfConverter.ServicePassword = serverPassword;

        // set PDF page size
        htmlToPdfConverter.PdfDocumentOptions.PdfPageSize = PdfPageSize.A4;

        // set PDF page orientation
        htmlToPdfConverter.PdfDocumentOptions.PdfPageOrientation = PdfPageOrientation.Portrait;

        // convert the HTML page from given URL to PDF in a buffer
        byte[] pdfBytes = htmlToPdfConverter.ConvertUrl(urlToConvert);

        // write the PDF buffer in output file
        System.IO.File.WriteAllBytes("EvoHtmlToPdf.pdf", pdfBytes);
    }
    catch (Exception ex)
    {
        Console.WriteLine(String.Format("Error: {0}", ex.Message));
    }
}

Y0u can read more about HTML to PDF Converter for Mono on the product website.