PDF Creator Pilot is a library for creating PDF files from Visual Basic / Visual Basic .NET, Delphi, Visual C++, VBScript, ASP / ASP.NET, C#, PHP and Python. PDF Creator Pilot uses ActiveX (also known as COM) technology. You can use the library from any programming language
that can use ActiveX components. PDF Creator Pilot allows you to generate PDF files on the fly. It is ideal SDK for creating web- and desktop applications with dynamic PDF document generation and manipulation. PDF Creator Pilot includes detailed online documentation with the step-by-step tutorials for creating pdf files.
This PDF library can create, open, merge or otherwise manipulate PDF files. You can use the PDF library’s commands as well as WinApi functions (virtual device context (PDF’s HDC)). PDF security, font embedding, different font charsets, document compression are also supported.
PDF Mosaic allows you to create, merge and modify PDF documents. Simple yet powerful API will help you to process PDF documents with ease. PDF Mosaic does not require any third-party applications or libraries to generate or modify PDF documents. PDF Mosaic is a C# library, it is created for .NET Framework 2.0 and later. PDF Mosaic SDK for developers who program in C#, J#, Vb.Net, JScript.Net, and who need to process PDF files (create, open, paste, split, modify, and more).The library has more than 500 supported functions for working with PDF documents. Library opens and reads pdf files using scoped parsing of document’s content.
PDF Mosaic Library has the step-by-step tutorials for creating pdf documents using .NET.
You can use the following feature comparison as a guide to determining whether you require PDF Creator Pilot Library or PDF Mosaic .NET Library.
|PDF Creator Pilot||PDF Mosiac .NET SDK|
|Create and read existing PDF documents||Yes||Yes|
|Merge and split PDF documents||Yes||Yes|
|Adding and deleting PDF document’s pages||Yes||Yes|
|Create watermarks for each page||Yes||Yes|
|Add thumbnails to a PDF document||Yes||Yes|
|Standard (base 14), TrueType, Type1, OpenType fonts reading and embedding||Yes||Yes|
|Support for Eastern European, Turkish, Baltic, Russian, Greek, and CJK character sets||Yes||Yes|
|Interactive AcroForm elements: text fields, buttons, radio buttons, combo- and check boxes||Yes||Yes|
|Encryption (40, 128 bit) and password protection||Yes||Yes|
|Create and manipulate tree-like outlines||Yes||Yes|
|Virtual device context (HDC) for drawing with WinAPI functions||Yes|
|Use images in various formats (JPEG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, GIF)||Yes||Yes|
|Create and use annotations Text, FileAttachment, Sound, Movie, and more||Yes||Yes|
|Generate a PDF document on disk or in memory (for web applications)||Yes||Yes|
|Simple graphics: ellipses, rectangles, circles, pies||Yes||Yes|
|Complex graphics: free form paths, clipping, polygons, text||Yes||Yes|
|Change opacity level and blend mode for text and graphics||Yes||Yes|
|RGB, CMYK and Grayscale colors, ICC||Yes||Yes|
|Extracting text from PDF documents||Yes||Yes|
|Hyperlinks, destinations, events||Yes||Yes|
|Create, read and modify Document Info||Yes||Yes|
|Support of Layers (Optional Content Groups)||Yes||Yes|
|Set and get ViewerPreferences, PageLayout, PageMode||Yes||Yes|
|Creation and manipulation of PDF tables||Yes||Yes|
|Text formatting, output of multi-column text||Yes||Yes|
|No differentiation between client and server application||Yes||Yes|
|Creation of PDF/A and PDF/X files||Yes|
|Ability for displaying and printing PDF documents (view and render PDF)||Yes|
|Uncompress and Re-Compress PDF documents||Yes||Yes|
|Fill PDF forms||Yes||Yes|
|Translate, rotate and scale multiple pages to a single page||Yes||Yes|
|100% PDF Acrobat compatible||Yes||Yes|
|Windows XP/2003/Vista/7, x64 (64-bit architecture) support||Yes||Yes|
Virtual Printers is EMF virtual printer for software developers with custom name and features.
Some use cases:
- Customer uses the driver to print an invoice, extract text, generate a unique ID based on that text content, and put this ID on the PDF version of an invoice;
- Customer converts a document to a PDF and, after collecting user input in a custom application, uploads the PDF with collected data to a web service;
- Customer creates reports in TIFF and TXT formats and uploads them to an FTP server;
- Customer uses preprocessing to extract textual commands from a print job and then a custom client application uses these commands for business logic;
- Customer uses preprocessing to configure the watermark settings and business logic of a custom client application;
- Customer uses virtual driver with POS printers.
Look a virtual printer examples for C++, C#, Delphi, VB.NET, VB.
The PDF Creator Pilot library is used in the Virtual Printer to generate PDF documents.