Add page number and order by column in diferent pages on itextshap pdf RRS feed

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  • Hello to all

    Im trying to know about itextsharp, i have the next code to make a PDF from my datagrid, and it Works, but i need to add two news improvements on it and i dont know how,

    first is to add the page number in the PDF before its créate,
    second is to group ítems by one column and when the ítem is different show this row/rows in a new page, something like group row by colum in diferent pages.

    Someone could help me with this? thanks in advance.

    private void button2_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
                exportgridtopdf(dataGridView1, "test");
            public void exportgridtopdf(DataGridView dataGridView1, string filename)
                BaseFont bf = BaseFont.CreateFont(BaseFont.TIMES_ROMAN, BaseFont.CP1250, BaseFont.EMBEDDED);
                PdfPTable pdftable = new PdfPTable(dataGridView1.Columns.Count);
                pdftable.HeaderRows = dataGridView1.Columns.Count;      
                pdftable.DefaultCell.Padding = 3;
                pdftable.WidthPercentage = 100;
                pdftable.HorizontalAlignment = Element.ALIGN_LEFT;
                pdftable.DefaultCell.BorderWidth = 1;           
                iTextSharp.text.Font text = new iTextSharp.text.Font(bf, 10, iTextSharp.text.Font.NORMAL);
                //add header
                foreach (DataGridViewColumn column in dataGridView1.Columns)
                    PdfPCell cell = new PdfPCell(new Phrase(column.HeaderText,text));
                    cell.BackgroundColor = new iTextSharp.text.BaseColor(240, 240, 240);
                //add datarow
                foreach (DataGridViewRow row in dataGridView1.Rows)
                    foreach (DataGridViewCell cell in row.Cells)
                        pdftable.AddCell(new Phrase(cell.Value.ToString(), text));
                var savefiledialoge = new SaveFileDialog();
                savefiledialoge.FileName = filename;
                savefiledialoge.DefaultExt = ".pdf";           
                if (savefiledialoge.ShowDialog()==DialogResult.OK)
                    using (FileStream stream = new FileStream(savefiledialoge.FileName, FileMode.Create))
                            PdfWriter writer = PdfWriter.GetInstance(pdfdoc, stream);
                            pdfdoc.SetPageSize(PageSize.A4.Rotate()); // horizontal
                        catch (Exception ex)
                            MessageBox.Show(ex.Message, "error occured ", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Error);

                        MessageBox.Show("Downloaded","", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Information);
            private void Ehead()
                var parrafo = new Paragraph("WHAREHOUSES");
                parrafo.SpacingBefore = 20;
                parrafo.SpacingAfter = 0;
                parrafo.Alignment = 1; //0-Left, 1 middle,2 Right

                var parrafo3 = new Paragraph("ORDERS"  Date:" + DateTime.UtcNow);
                parrafo3.SpacingBefore = 1;
                parrafo3.SpacingAfter = 8;
                parrafo3.Alignment = 1; //0-Left, 1 middle,2 Right

    • Moved by Fei Hu Friday, April 13, 2018 4:42 AM Moved Fron C#
    Thursday, April 12, 2018 6:47 PM

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  • The PdfDocument interface includes Header and Footer functions that let you specify the header and footer paragraphs, and a NewPage() method to force a new page.

    You'll have to talk to iText for more information, since that's a commercial product.

    Tim Roberts, Driver MVP Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 9:31 PM
  • Hello drvfn,

    Your question is more related to third party libraries, you need to consult experience people in iTextSharp forum for better support.

    Best Regards,

    Neil Hu

    MSDN Community Support
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    Friday, April 13, 2018 4:42 AM