HTML to PDF Converter for .NET Core

netcore_logo.NET Core is a modular version of the .NET Framework designed to be portable across platforms for maximum code reuse and code sharing. In addition, .NET Core is open-sourced and accept contributions from the community.

.NET Core is portable across platforms and you will be able to target with .NET Core desktop Windows as well as Windows devices and phones, IOS and Android devices, Mac and Linux operating systems.

.NET Core is modular because it is released through NuGet in smaller assembly packages. Rather than one large assembly that contains most of the core functionality, .NET Core is made available as smaller feature-centric packages.

Developing a HTML to PDF Converter for .NET Core platform is chalanging because of the security and functionality restrictions imposed by the platform in order to be portable.

The HTML to PDF Converter for .NET Core solution from EvoPdf.com can be easily integrated in .NET Core 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.

EVO HTML to PDF Converter for .NET Core is distributed in a Zip archive. You can follow the link below to download the software. The Zip archive contains the client library you can use in your .NET Core applications, the HTML to PDF Server for Windows and for Azure and a console demo application.

In order to use the EVO HTML to PDF Converter for .NET Core 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 .NET Core 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 .NET Core

The EVO HTML to PDF Converter for .NET Core 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.

public static 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 an adddional delay in seconds to wait for JavaScript or AJAX calls after page load completed
        // Set this property to 0 if you don't need to wait for such asynchcronous operations to finish
        htmlToPdfConverter.ConversionDelay = 2;

        // 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));
    }
}