I am in need of a tool which allows me to create high-quality PDF files in VB.Net.

The tool needs to be able to create Headers and Footers that can be modified during run time (I can't just copy from an existing template) and it needs to be able to create clean looking information tables.

I am working in a professional capacity here, so I am not exactly looking for freeware. Feel free to suggest tools that cost money.


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PDFTron PDFNet SDK for Windows provides a VB.Net API, and a variety of ways to generate PDF files, for which you have full control.

Here are the samples I think you would be most interested in.

It also possible to convert HTML or DOCX to PDF using PDFNet.


Syncfusion Essential PDF can be used to create high quality PDF documents.

Working with headers and footers is supported.

Essential PDF Header and Footer

Multiple options are available for working with Tables.

Essential PDF Table

Live samples for ASP.NET Core, but the libraries are supported on Windows Forms, WPF, Silverlight, ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC, WinRT, Windows Phone, Windows store universal and Xamarin applications as well.

VB.NET code is provided for all code samples.

A single license for the File Formats Edition costs $995. The whole product is also available for free through the community license if you qualify (less than 1 million USD in revenue).

Note: I work for Syncfusion.

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