Free version


To install GemBox.Pdf Free 1.7, download setup and execute the .msi file.

Download GemBox.Pdf 1.7

Or install it with GemBox.Pdf NuGet package.


GemBox.Pdf Free delivers the same performance and set of features as the Professional version. However, the Free version is limited to two pages. This limitation is enforced during reading or writing files.

The ComponentInfo.FreeLimitReached event allows you to control what happens when your application reaches the free version limit. You can use this event to stop further reading/writing.

First steps

Using the GemBox.Pdf component is easy and straightforward. After referencing GemBox.Pdf.dll from your project, you can use the following code snippet to generate a simple PDF file:

C# code

static void Main()
    // Set license key to use GemBox.Pdf in Free mode.

    // Create a new PDF document.
    using (var document = new PdfDocument())
        // Add a page.

        // Write a text.
        using (var formattedText = new PdfFormattedText())
            formattedText.Append("Hello World!");

            page.Content.DrawText(formattedText, new PdfPoint(100, 700));

        // Save the PDF document as a PDF file.

Visual Basic .NET code

Sub Main()

    ' Set license key to use GemBox.Pdf in Free mode.
    ' Create a new PDF document.
    Using document = New PdfDocument()

        ' Add a page.

        ' Write a text.
        Using formattedText = New PdfFormattedText()

            formattedText.Append("Hello World!")

            page.Content.DrawText(formattedText, New PdfPoint(100, 700))
        End Using

        ' Save the PDF document as a PDF file.
    End Using
End Sub


You can use GemBox.Pdf Free for any purpose, including use in commercial applications.

GemBox is under no obligation to provide technical or any other support to the users of the free version.