PDF-XChange Core API SDK

PDF-XChange Core API SDK

Provides developers with libraries and API for the creation and manipulation of fully native, Adobe®-compatible PDF files including Programmatic Digital Signing and Adobe Compatible Fillable Forms creation.
Also included in the PDF-XChange Editor SDK and PDF-XChange Pro SDK

Current version: 7.0.328.2
Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP or later*
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USD $745.00

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Core API SDK provides developers re-engineered advanced libraries and API for the creation and manipulation of fully native, Adobe® Compatible PDF files. The Core API SDK does not include our print drivers this is available in the  PDF-XChange PRO SDK or the PDF-XChange Drivers API. The Core API SDK can convert directly from any of the supported Image format files (BMP, DCX, GIF, JBIG, JBIG2, JPEG, JNG, PCX, PNG, TIFF & AMF/WMF/EMF - please check the docs for latest list) to PDF format and you can extract images to Image formats. Merge existing files or Extract pages to create new files, create Thumbnails, Bookmarks and retrieve page count and File properties from these PDF files. The Core API includes programmatic digital signing of documents and Adobe® Compatible fillable forms.
Need OCR? - this is available in the complete PDF-XChange PRO SDK

*Each PDF-XChange Core API SDK License includes 100,000 end user installations royalty-free.

Here is a brief - but not exhaustive list of the functionality available with the PDF-XChange CORE API SDK!

  • Create New Adobe® Compatible PDF files from Image file formats
  • Create New Adobe® Compatible PDF files from text, lines, drawings and objects etc
  • Crop Pages
  • Rotate Pages
  • Scale pages
  • Merge existing PDF Files
  • Extract pages from existing PDF Files
  • Delete Pages from existing PDF Files
  • Extract Images from existing PDF files
  • Add Watermarks (Image and Text)
  • and much much more!
  • Extract text from a PDF file to a Unicode/ASCII txt file.
  • Create and Edit Bookmarks & Thumbnails for your PDF files
  • Encrypt/Password protect your files (40-128 bit algorithm)
  • AES Encryption
  • Overlay - use a PDF as a background page/stationery - to add content.
  • Annotations
  • Digital Signatures
  • Adobe® Acroform® creation for dynamic data entry via an enabled PDF Reader
  • 32/64 bit libraries included


PDF-XChange Core API SDK supports all Windows (32/64 bit) operating systems from Windows XP** and later.

Version 5: Microsoft/Citrix Terminal Server compatible*.

* Note: Though many users have virtualized some of our component products such as the PDF-XChange Viewer and PDF-Tools application using XenApp, we do not support this at this time. Particularly the printer drivers are not designed to work in a virtualized environment.

** Limitations to product support for Windows XP

To experience the best performance of our products on all Windows operating systems, the onus is on users to ensure that they have all the latest available Microsoft Windows Service Packs & Updates installed.

Demo Limits

Evaluation versions of our SDK software are fully functional, allowing the testing and full utilization of all SDK features, Developers need to be aware that any test documents will have a demo watermark placed on every page of any PDF created or modified with the evaluation versions.

We recommend which ever option you decide is best suited for your needs - that you use the evaluation SDK's to the maximum prior to purchase to ensure satisfaction and only purchase when ready to recompile you completed application ready for distribution to your clients - with your license strings, to remove the demo watermarks restrictions.

As we do not offer refunds after issuing licensing info.

Available as MSI installer only.