Supported and Unsupported Features

The following table shows the various features available in the Essential PDF and their availability in different platforms.

Features

.NET Framework

UWP

Xamarin and .NET Core

Blazor Client-Side

Blazor Server-Side & Hosted Application

Drawing Text

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Text Formatting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Multilingual Support

Yes

No

No

No

No

Drawing RTL text

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Drawing complex script text

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Text Extraction

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Unicode

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pagination

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Graphics:

Features

.NET Framework

UWP

Xamarin and .NET Core

Blazor Client-Side

Blazor Server-Side & Hosted Application

Pen and Brush

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Layers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Transparent Graphics

Yes

No

No

No

No

Color Spaces

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Image Extraction

Yes

No

No

No

No

Enhanced Printing Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Barcode

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Document–level Operations :

Features

.NET Framework

UWP

Xamarin and .NET Core

Blazor Client-Side

Blazor Server-Side & Hosted Application

Merge Documents

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Split Document

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Overlay Documents

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Import Pages

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Stamp

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Booklet

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Document Settings :

Features

.NET Framework

UWP

Xamarin and .NET Core

Blazor Client-Side

Blazor Server-Side & Hosted Application

Custom Metadata

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Document Properties

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Page Orientation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Page Sizes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Viewer Preferences

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tagged PDF with section 508 compliant

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Forms:

Features

.NET Framework

UWP

Xamarin and .NET Core

Blazor Client-Side

Blazor Server-Side & Hosted Application

Fields

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Form Filling

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Flatten

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Import Form Data

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Form Export

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

XFA Forms:

Features

.NET Framework

UWP

Xamarin and .NET Core

Blazor Client-Side

Blazor Server-Side & Hosted Application

Fields

Yes

Yes

Yes*

Yes

Yes

Form Filling

Yes

Yes

Yes*

Yes

Yes

*Supported on ASP.NET Core 2.0 and above

Document Conversion:

Features

.NET Framework

UWP

Xamarin and .NET Core

Blazor Client-Side

Blazor Server-Side & Hosted Application

TIFF to PDF

Yes

Yes

Yes*

No

No

HTML to PDF

Yes

No

Yes*

No

Yes

RTF To PDF

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

DOC To PDF

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Excel To PDF

Yes

Yes*

Yes*

No

Yes

PDF OCR

Yes

No

No

No

No

XPS to PDF

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

SVG to PDF

Yes

No

No

No

No

EMF to PDF

Yes

No

No

No

No

PDF to PDF/A-1b

Yes

No

No

No

No

*Supported on .NETStandard 2.0 and above

PDF Standards:

Features

.NET Framework

UWP

Xamarin and .NET Core

Blazor Client-Side

Blazor Server-Side & Hosted Application

PDF/ A-1b Compliance

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

PDF/ A-2b Compliance

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

PDF/ A-3b Compliance

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

PDF/x1a: 2001 Compliance

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

ZUGFeRD Invoice

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fonts:

Features

.NET Framework

UWP

Xamarin and .NET Core

Blazor Client-Side

Blazor Server-Side & Hosted Application

Standard Fonts

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

CJK Fonts

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

TrueType Fonts

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Unicode TrueType

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Images:

Features

.NET Framework

UWP

Xamarin and .NET Core

Blazor Client-Side

Blazor Server-Side & Hosted Application

Scalar Images

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Soft Mask

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Vector Images

Yes

No

No

No

No

Watermarks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tables:

Features

.NET Framework

UWP

Xamarin and .NET Core

Blazor Client-Side

Blazor Server-Side & Hosted Application

ADO.Net Tables Support

Yes

No

No

No

No

Cell / Row / Column Formatting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Header

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pagination

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Borders

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

RowSpan and ColumnSpan

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Nested table

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cell Padding and Spacing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Page Level Operations:

Features

.NET Framework

UWP

Xamarin and .NET Core

Blazor Client-Side

Blazor Server-Side & Hosted Application

Headers and Footers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Page Label

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Automatic Fields

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Interactive Elements:

Features

.NET Framework

UWP

Xamarin and .NET Core

Blazor Client-Side

Blazor Server-Side & Hosted Application

3D-Annotation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Measurement Annotations

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Action

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Attachment

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bookmark

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hyperlink

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Portfolio

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Import Annotation Data

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Export Annotation Data

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Security:

Features

.NET Framework

UWP

Xamarin and .NET Core

Blazor Client-Side

Blazor Server-Side & Hosted Application

Digital Signature

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Digital Signature with LTV

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Encryption and Decryption

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Redaction

Yes

No

No

No

No