iText 7 pdfDebug
If you are developing PDFs in Java or C# (.NET), pdfDebug is a must-have for efficient PDF programming.
pdfDebug is a unique PDF debugger that integrates into your IDE and allows you to debug your code while your are writing it.
pdfDebug shows you the complete internal structure of your PDF files turning your PDF file inspection into a breeze.
How does it work?
PdfWriter writer = new PdfWriter("output.pdf", new WriterProperties().useDebugMode());
When debugging, a
PdfDocument instance will be displayed with the pdfDebug view:
When stepping through the code, pdfDebug will highlight which parts of the PDF structure have changed. In the example below, a page (object 6) has been added, resulting in changes in the
Here you will find the needed resources to install and use pdfDebug.
Netbeans & IntelliJ
Why use iText 7 pdfDebug?
Don't get bugged by bugs.
Making it easy to find and correct bugs
This add-on allows you to clearly see the internal structure of your PDF files through a detailed tree view. Collections of panels showcase interesting PDF data structures.
Verification during PDF programming
Instead of tracking back from a final faulty output document, pdfDebug allows you to analyze partial and unfinished documents during their creation, making them accessible for various PDF viewers (humans) and tools (machines).
Available for several IDEs
pdfDebug is currently available for Eclipse, IntelliJ and NetBeans.
Core capabilities of iText 7 pdfDebug
Analyze your PDF processing instructions in real time
Clearly see if anything goes wrong as it is happening and fix it
Visualization of your document in a clean tree structure, allows for a detailed view of your file's objects, components and their relationships
Improve your PDF processing
Integrate into your development environment
Allows you to work within the trusted environment of your IDE.
Leverage your IDE's debug framework
Use breakpoints and step-by-step execution to pinpoint where there’s room for improvement in your PDF processing.
Show the internal structure of PDF documents
You can easily browse the PDF object structure and inspect the different objects and streams. Highlights show your progress or unintentional changes.
Integrate seamlessly with iText 7 Core/Community
Simply enable the debug mode of iText 7.