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iText 7 Community for .NET (former iTextSharp) consists of several dlls.

The iText 7 Core/Community release contains:

  • kernel.dll: low-level functionality
  • io.dll: low-level functionality
  • layout.dll: high-level functionality
  • forms.dll: AcroForms
  • pdfa.dll: PDF/A-specific functionality
  • pdftest.dll: test helper classes
  • barcode.dll: use this if you want to create bar codes
  • hyph.dll: use this if you want text to be hyphenated
  • font-asian.dll: use this is you need CJK functionality (Chinese / Japanese / Korean)
  • sign.dll: use this if you need support for digital signatures
  • styled-xml-parser.dll: use this if you need support for SVG or html2pdf
  • svg.dll: SVG support

The iText 7 Community source code is hosted on Github, where you can also download the latest releases.

We strongly recommend that you use NuGet to add iText 7 Community to your project:

Install-Package itext7

You can also build iText 7 Community from source.

We also provide opensource add-ons and tools to complement the core functionality:

  • pdfHTML — allows you to easily convert HTML to PDF or iText objects
  • pdfSweep — a highly efficient PDF tool to merge, split and redact data
  • RUPS — a Java tool that can help you debug PDFs

If you have an idea on how to improve iText 7 Community and you want to submit code, please read our Contribution Guidelines.

iText 7 is dual licensed as AGPL/Commercial software.

AGPL is a free / open source software license.

This doesn't mean the software is gratis!

Buying a license is mandatory as soon as you develop commercial activities distributing the iText software inside your product or deploying it on a network without disclosing the source code of your own applications under the AGPL license. These activities include:

  • offering paid services to customers as an ASP
  • serving PDFs on the fly in the cloud or in a web application
  • shipping iText with a closed source product

Contact sales for more info.


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