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iTextSharp 5 is EOL/deprecated. Please, use iText7 instead.

Install-Package itextsharp.netstandard -Version
dotnet add package itextsharp.netstandard --version
<PackageReference Include="itextsharp.netstandard" Version="" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add itextsharp.netstandard --version
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#r "nuget: itextsharp.netstandard,"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive, C# scripting and .NET Interactive. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install itextsharp.netstandard as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=itextsharp.netstandard&version=

// Install itextsharp.netstandard as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=itextsharp.netstandard&version=
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iTextSharp consists of several dlls.

The main iTextSharp release contains:

  • itextsharp.dll: the core library
  • itextsharp.xtra.dll: extra functionality (PDF 2!)
  • itextsharp.pdfa.dll: PDF/A-related functionality
  • itextsharp.xmlworker.dll: XML (and HTML) functionality

This project is hosted on

You can find the latest release here:

You can also build iText from source.

We also have a (Java) tool that can help you debug PDFs:

If you have an idea on how to improve iText and you want to submit code, please read our Contribution Guidelines.

iText is licensed as AGPL software.

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This doesn't mean the software is gratis!

Buying a license is mandatory as soon as you develop commercial activities distributing the iText software inside your product or deploying it on a network without disclosing the source code of your own applications under the AGPL license. These activities include:

  • offering paid services to customers as an ASP
  • serving PDFs on the fly in the cloud or in a web application
  • shipping iText with a closed source product

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