New PDF rendering engine in Docotic.Pdf 6.0


We have published a new major release of Docotic.Pdf library.

Docotic.Pdf 6.0 brings a new PDF rendering engine that does not depend on System.Drawing.Graphics class. The new engine greatly improves PDF to image conversion in ASP.NET applications and also in Linux and Mac OS environments. This is a major step in “no dependency on System.Drawing” direction. We will continue improving in this area in future releases.

Along with the rendering engine change, we improved PdfPage.Save() method. The method now produces 24bpp images instead of 32bpp when background is opaque. In most cases that leads to smaller output files.

We marked methods of PdfCanvas, PdfDocumentView, and PdfPage that acccept parameters of types from System.Drawing namespace as obsolete. Those methods will be removed in the next release of Docotic.Pdf. For each of the now obsolete methods there is at least one overload. Please use the overloads instead of the obsolete methods.

There is a change our customers asked us about. In the newest release we added PdfTextExtractionOptions.Rectangle property. The property is useful when you want to extract text from only a part of a page.

We changed LicenseManager class so now it is thread-safe. You can use it from multiple threads at the same time. It is still recommended to add all license data at the start of your application. See remarks to LicenseManager.AddLicenseData method.

Read about all new features and improvements in Docotic.Pdf 6.0 in Version History document.

We encourage you to download and try the new version. This version is also available on NuGet.

Please tell us your thoughts about the new version using e-mail or via the support form. Don’t hesitate to write us your questions, suggest features or ask for help.

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