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Unofficial .NET Core port of iTextSharp 4.1.6. Last version to be released under the Mozilla Public License and the LGPL.
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PLEASE NOTE: iTextSharp is EOL, and has been replaced by iText 7. Only security fixes will be added
We HIGHLY recommend customers use iText 7 for new projects, and to consider moving existing projects from iTextSharp to iText 7 to benefit from the many improvements such as:
- HTML to PDF (PDF/UA) conversion
- PDF Redaction
- SVG support
- Better language support: Indic, Thai, Khmer, Arabic, Hebrew. (Close-source addon)
- PDF Debugging for your IDE
- Data Extraction
- Better continued support and bugfixes
- More modular, extensible handling of your document workflow
- Extra practical add-ons
- Encryption, hashing & digital signatures
iTextSharp consists of several dlls.
The main release contains:
itextsharp.dll: the core library
itextsharp.xtra.dll: extra functionality (PDF 2!)
itextsharp.pdfa.dll: PDF/A-related functionality
itextsharp.xmlworker.dll: XML (and HTML) functionality
This project is hosted on https://github.com/itext/itextsharp
You can find the latest release here:
You can also [build iTextSharp from source][building].
We also have RUPS — a Java tool that can help you debug PDFs. It's hosted on http://github.com/itext/rups
iTextSharp is licensed as [AGPL][agpl] 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: http://itextpdf.com/sales
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the ITextSharp README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.