Merging multiple PDFs using iTextSharp in c#.net


1 Answers

I found a very nice solution on this site : http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/mladenp/archive/2014/01/10/simple-merging-of-pdf-documents-with-itextsharp-5-4-5.aspx

I update the method in this mode :

    public static bool MergePDFs(IEnumerable<string> fileNames, string targetPdf)
    {
        bool merged = true;
        using (FileStream stream = new FileStream(targetPdf, FileMode.Create))
        {
            Document document = new Document();
            PdfCopy pdf = new PdfCopy(document, stream);
            PdfReader reader = null;
            try
            {
                document.Open();
                foreach (string file in fileNames)
                {
                    reader = new PdfReader(file);
                    pdf.AddDocument(reader);
                    reader.Close();
                }
            }
            catch (Exception)
            {
                merged = false;
                if (reader != null)
                {
                    reader.Close();
                }
            }
            finally
            {
                if (document != null)
                {
                    document.Close();
                }
            }
        }
        return merged;
    }
Question

Well i'm trying to merge multiple PDFs in to one.

I gives no errors while compiling. I tried to merge the docs first but that went wrong because I'm working with tables.

This is the asp.net code-behind

if (Button.Equals("PreviewWord")) {

        String eventTemplate = Server.MapPath("/ERAS/Badges/Template/EventTemp" + EventName + ".doc");

        String SinglePreview = Server.MapPath("/ERAS/Badges/Template/PreviewSingle" + EventName + ".doc");

        String PDFPreview = Server.MapPath("/ERAS/Badges/Template/PDFPreviewSingle" + EventName + ".pdf");

        String previewPDFs = Server.MapPath("/ERAS/Badges/Template/PreviewPDFs" + EventName + ".pdf");

        if (System.IO.File.Exists((String)eventTemplate))
        {

            if (vulGegevensIn == true)
            {
              //This creates a Worddocument and fills in names etc from database
                CreateWordDocument(vulGegevensIn, eventTemplate, SinglePreview, false);
                //This saves the SinglePreview.doc as a PDF @param place of PDFPreview
                CreatePDF(SinglePreview, PDFPreview);


                //Trying to merge
                String[] previewsSmall=new String[1];
                previewsSmall[0] = PDFPreview;
                PDFMergenITextSharp.MergeFiles(previewPDFs, previewsSmall);
            }


            // merge PDFs here...........................;
            //here
            //no here//
            //...


    } }

This is the PDFMergenITextSharpClass

public static class PDFMergenITextSharp {

public static void MergeFiles(string destinationFile, string[] sourceFiles)
{

    try
    {
        int f = 0;
        // we create a reader for a certain document
        PdfReader reader = new PdfReader(sourceFiles[f]);
        // we retrieve the total number of pages
        int n = reader.NumberOfPages;
        //Console.WriteLine("There are " + n + " pages in the original file.");
        // step 1: creation of a document-object
        Document document = new Document(reader.GetPageSizeWithRotation(1));
        // step 2: we create a writer that listens to the document
        PdfWriter writer = PdfWriter.GetInstance(document, new FileStream(destinationFile, FileMode.Create));
        // step 3: we open the document
        document.Open();
        PdfContentByte cb = writer.DirectContent;
        PdfImportedPage page;
        int rotation;
        // step 4: we add content
        while (f < sourceFiles.Length)
        {
            int i = 0;
            while (i < n)
            {
                i++;
                document.SetPageSize(reader.GetPageSizeWithRotation(i));
                document.NewPage();
                page = writer.GetImportedPage(reader, i);
                rotation = reader.GetPageRotation(i);
                if (rotation == 90 || rotation == 270)
                {
                    cb.AddTemplate(page, 0, -1f, 1f, 0, 0, reader.GetPageSizeWithRotation(i).Height);
                }
                else
                {
                    cb.AddTemplate(page, 1f, 0, 0, 1f, 0, 0);
                }
                //Console.WriteLine("Processed page " + i);
            }
            f++;
            if (f < sourceFiles.Length)
            {
                reader = new PdfReader(sourceFiles[f]);
                // we retrieve the total number of pages
                n = reader.NumberOfPages;
                //Console.WriteLine("There are " + n + " pages in the original file.");
            }
        }
        // step 5: we close the document
        document.Close();
    }
    catch (Exception e)
    {
        string strOb = e.Message;
    }
}

public static int CountPageNo(string strFileName)
{
    // we create a reader for a certain document
    PdfReader reader = new PdfReader(strFileName);
    // we retrieve the total number of pages
    return reader.NumberOfPages;
}
}



Using iTextSharp.dll

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    String[] files = @"C:\ENROLLDOCS\A1.pdf,C:\ENROLLDOCS\A2.pdf".Split(',');
    MergeFiles(@"C:\ENROLLDOCS\New1.pdf", files);
}
public void MergeFiles(string destinationFile, string[] sourceFiles)
{
    if (System.IO.File.Exists(destinationFile))
        System.IO.File.Delete(destinationFile);

    string[] sSrcFile;
    sSrcFile = new string[2];

    string[] arr = new string[2];
    for (int i = 0; i <= sourceFiles.Length - 1; i++)
    {
        if (sourceFiles[i] != null)
        {
            if (sourceFiles[i].Trim() != "")
                arr[i] = sourceFiles[i].ToString();
        }
    }

    if (arr != null)
    {
        sSrcFile = new string[2];

        for (int ic = 0; ic <= arr.Length - 1; ic++)
        {
            sSrcFile[ic] = arr[ic].ToString();
        }
    }
    try
    {
        int f = 0;

        PdfReader reader = new PdfReader(sSrcFile[f]);
        int n = reader.NumberOfPages;
        Response.Write("There are " + n + " pages in the original file.");
        Document document = new Document(PageSize.A4);

        PdfWriter writer = PdfWriter.GetInstance(document, new FileStream(destinationFile, FileMode.Create));

        document.Open();
        PdfContentByte cb = writer.DirectContent;
        PdfImportedPage page;

        int rotation;
        while (f < sSrcFile.Length)
        {
            int i = 0;
            while (i < n)
            {
                i++;

                document.SetPageSize(PageSize.A4);
                document.NewPage();
                page = writer.GetImportedPage(reader, i);

                rotation = reader.GetPageRotation(i);
                if (rotation == 90 || rotation == 270)
                {
                    cb.AddTemplate(page, 0, -1f, 1f, 0, 0, reader.GetPageSizeWithRotation(i).Height);
                }
                else
                {
                    cb.AddTemplate(page, 1f, 0, 0, 1f, 0, 0);
                }
                Response.Write("\n Processed page " + i);
            }

            f++;
            if (f < sSrcFile.Length)
            {
                reader = new PdfReader(sSrcFile[f]);
                n = reader.NumberOfPages;
                Response.Write("There are " + n + " pages in the original file.");
            }
        }
        Response.Write("Success");
        document.Close();
    }
    catch (Exception e)
    {
        Response.Write(e.Message);
    }


}



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