Scryber.Core 5.0.7

There is a newer prerelease version of this package available.
See the version list below for details.
dotnet add package Scryber.Core --version 5.0.7                
NuGet\Install-Package Scryber.Core -Version 5.0.7                
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="Scryber.Core" Version="5.0.7" />                
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Scryber.Core --version 5.0.7                
#r "nuget: Scryber.Core, 5.0.7"                
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Scryber.Core as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Scryber.Core&version=5.0.7

// Install Scryber.Core as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Scryber.Core&version=5.0.7                

Changing the way you can create documents.

The scryber engine is an advanced, complete, pdf creation library for dotnet core 5. It supports the easy definition of documents, pages, content, shapes and images with html as templates and data binding for custom content.

If you know HTML you can do it with documents.

scryber supports:

  • standard html body, tables, lists, divs and spans and many newer html5 tags
  • flowing and flexible layout with multiple pages in css sizes, along with page headers, footers and breaks.
  • cascading styles: linked, embedded or inline using css syntax and priority.
  • databinding for dynamic content on simple and complex objects with repeating templates.
  • iframe and embed imports of external content,
  • sizing and positioning of elements inline, block, relative or absolute.
  • images and colours with text and shape fills backgrounds and borders.
  • SVG drawings and text.
  • multiple fonts, including google fonts, with alignment; spacing; leading; decoration and breaking.

If you have used the previous pdfx files, the older templates should continue to work. But we will be concentrating on html, css and svg going forwards.

Getting Started

The easiest way to begin is to use the Nuget Packages here

scryber.core package (Base libraries for GUI or console applications)

OR for mvc

scryber.core.mvc package (Which includes the scryber.core package).

Check out Read the Docs for more information on how to use the library.

scryber.core documentation

Example Template

Create a new html template file with your content.

    <html lang='en' xmlns='' >
            <meta charset='utf-8' name='author' content='Richard Hewitson' />
            <title>Hello World</title>

                    font-family: sans-serif;
                    font-size: 14pt;

                p.header {
                    color: #AAA;
                    background-color: #333;
                    background-image: url('../html/images/ScyberLogo2_alpha_small.png');
                    background-repeat: no-repeat;
                    background-position: 10pt 10pt;
                    background-size: 20pt 20pt;
                    margin-top: 0pt;
                    padding: 10pt 10pt 10pt 35pt;

                .foot td {
                    border: none;
                    text-align: center;
                    font-size: 10pt;
                    margin-bottom: 10pt;

                <p class="header">Scryber document creation</p>
            <main style="padding:10pt">

                <h2 style="{@:model.titlestyle}">{@:model.title}</h2>
                <div>We hope you like it.</div>
                    <template data-bind='{@:model.items}'>
                <table class="foot" style="width:100%">
                        <td><page /></td>
                        <td>Hello World Sample</td>

From your application code.

      //using Scryber.Components

      static void Main(string[] args)
          var path = System.Environment.CurrentDirectory;
            path = System.IO.Path.Combine(path, "../../../Content/HTML/READMESample.html");

            //create our sample model data.

            var model = new
                titlestyle = "color:#ff6347",
                title = "Hello from scryber",
                items = new[]
                    new { name = "First item" },
                    new { name = "Second item" },
                    new { name = "Third item" },

            using (var doc = Document.ParseDocument(path))
                //pass data paramters as needed, supporting simple values, arrays or complex classes.

                doc.Params["author"] = "Scryber Engine";
                doc.Params["model"] = model;

                //And save it to a file or a stream
                using (var stream = new System.IO.FileStream("READMESample.pdf", System.IO.FileMode.Create))


Or from an MVC web application

      //using Scryber.Components
      //using Scryber.Components.Mvc

      public IActionResult HelloWorld(string title = "This is the title")
          using(var doc = Document.ParseDocument("[input template]"))
              doc.Params["author"] = "Scryber Engine";
              doc.Params["model"] = GetMyParameters(title);

              //This will output to the response inline.
              return this.PDF(doc); // inline:false, outputFileName:"HelloWorld.pdf"

And the output

Hello World Output

Check out Read the Docs for more information on how to use the library.

scryber.core documentation

Getting Involved

We would love to hear your feedback. Feel free to get in touch. Issues, ideas, includes are all welcome.

If you would like to help with documentation, or building, and extending then really happy to get contributions

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
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The Mvc extensions for the Scryber.Core PDF creation engine - change the way you make documents. Scryber is an advanced PDF generation engine based around HTML templates with CSS styles and SVG drawing, or just code it. It includes full flowing pages, dynamic template binding on your object model and referenced external files, images, css and fonts. Easily create documents from your Apps, MVC sites, or Javascipt ajax calls. This framework is built entirely in .NET6 and Net Standard 2.0 and is released under the LGPL licence so you can use to it in commercial applications.

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Scryber.Core is a dotnet 6 html to pdf engine written entirely in C# for creating beautiful flowing documents from html templates including css styles, object data binding and svg drawing.
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Adding support for the float left and right within blocks along with css linear and radial gradients

Fixes an issue with some TTF fonts on Windows (specifically azure) to look for the best character mapping table, and multi-span text not flowing well due to some changes to try and get float working.


The April release is a bit of a catch up and fix with updates for:

Supporting parsed JSON objects in binding - along with std types and dynamic objects.
margin:value is applied to all margins even if explicit left, right etc. has been previously applied.
Conformance is now carried through to templates, so errors are not indavertantly raised inside the template.
Missing background images will not raise an error.
Support for data images (src='data:image/..') within content - thanks Dan Rusu!
Images are not duplicated within the output for the same source.


Multiple enhancements including

Embed and iFrame support.
Binding speed improvements for longer documents.
Support for border-left, border-right, etc
Support for encryption and restrictions
Support for base href in template files.
Classes and styles on templates are supported.
Added em, strong, strike, del, ins elements
Html column width and break inside
CSS and HTML Logging
Fixed application of multiple styles with the same word inside
Allow missing images on the document is now supported.
Contain fill style for background images.

See: for a full break down.