AI to PDF C#

Adobe Illustrator (AI) files are widely used in the graphic design industry for creating vector graphics and illustrations. However, there are instances when you need to convert AI files into PDF format for sharing, printing, or archiving purposes. In this blog post, we will walk you through the process of converting AI Adobe Illustrator Image to PDF using C#.

AI to PDF Converter - C# API Installation

You can convert AI to PDF format in C# with a few API calls. Simply install Conholdate.Total for .NET in your environment by using the NuGet Package Manager plugin in Visual Studio or using the following NuGet installation command:

PM> NuGet\Install-Package Conholdate.Total

Convert AI to PDF in C#

You need to follow the steps below to convert AI to PDF in C#:

  • Load the input AI image file with the AiImage class.
  • Convert AI to PDF with the Save method.

The code snippet below shows how to convert AI to PDF in C#:

Convert AI to PDF with Advanced Options in C#

Let us move another step ahead to learn the advanced conversion of AI to PDF. Here you can set different properties exposed by the PdfOptions class. You can specify the page size, and document information including Author, Title, Meta information, etc. as per your requirements.

  • Load the source AI file.
  • Create a PdfOptions class object.
  • Set different PDF properties.
  • Convert AI to PDF document.

The following sample code demonstrates how to convert AI to PDF in C#:

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Summing Up

In this blog post, we’ve demonstrated how to convert AI to PDF in C#. This approach provides a programmatic way to automate the conversion process, making it suitable for batch conversions and integration into larger workflows. With this knowledge, you can streamline your graphic design projects and efficiently generate PDF versions of your AI files using C#. However, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to write them down to us via the forum.


Do I need Adobe Illustrator installed on my computer to use C# for this conversion?

No, you do not need to install Adobe Illustrator or any other 3rd party application to work with this conversion in your projects.

How can I choose the PDF export options in the C# code?

You can define PDF export options using the PdfOptions class object. In the provided code snippet, we set the page size as an example. You can customize several properties to match your specific requirements.

Can I convert multiple AI files to PDF using the provided code?

Yes, you can convert multiple AI files to PDF by incorporating a loop in your C# code that iterates through a list of AI file paths and processes each one. This can be particularly useful for batch conversions.

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