New & Extended Features in PDF Xpansion SDK 10

Soft Xpansion has added a large amount of new features to its PDF Xpansion SDK 10.

Online PR News – 13-March-2015 – Bochum – Bochum, Germany, March 13, 2015 -- Soft Xpansion has added a large amount of new features to its PDF Xpansion SDK 10. First, now several additional import sources and file types that may be used to create PDF pages are available. Secondly, more commands have been added to the PDF viewer component. Additional features are a media player API, more event models in documents or form fields and enhancements with regard to security settings (encryption) and certificates. Finally yet importantly, the PDF Xpansion SDK 10 now enables software developers to add ZUGFeRD support to their applications. The ZUGFeRD format is a standard that makes it possible to use PDF files in electronic invoicing and billing processes, see the ZUGFeRD website for details.

With the PDF Xpansion SDK 10 functionality implemented, end users do not need any extra programs to create, edit and view PDF or XPS files with their Windows desktop programs, server solutions or apps for mobile devices with ARM architecture and Windows RT. The prices for the components of the PDF Xpansion SDK 10 are based on lump sum fees that grant a permanent license. Prices are neither dependent on the amount of copies of the application, nor on the number of developers. Optionally, customers may sign a maintenance contract with a minimum term of one year. This contract entitles the clients to download version updates free and to get extensive product support.

- Available ways/import sources to create pages of PDF documents: GDI metafile (Enhanced) from object (HENHMETAFILE) or file, GDI+ metafile (Enhanced) from object (Gdiplus::Metafile) or file, XPS or OXPS documents (including links, bookmarks, etc.), SVG files (scalable vector graphics), raster images (JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, BMP, etc.), import and layout text, build page content as a hierarchical structure of content objects (text, image and vector items)
- Highlight form fields in PDF viewer
- Quick zoom in viewer
- Dynamic notes in viewer
- Viewer state snapshots
- Media player API
- Event models in documents & form fields (messages)
- Custom crypto possibility in PDF (custom encryption): developers may offer a custom-made encryption method in their applications
- Generation of certificates for PDF signing
- ZUGFRD support: developers may use this format to support electronic invoicing and billing in connection with PDF files

The PDF Xpansion SDK 10 has been developed for applications that run on Windows 8.x, RT, Phone 8.x and Server 2012 (32 bit, 64 bit and ARM platforms). The SDK also supports Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 with installed platform update. Using the SDK with applications on Windows Vista, XP and Server 2008 is possible, but with these operating systems, restrictions apply for some SDK features. Potential clients who plan to use the SDK with Windows Vista, XP and Server 2008 will therefore be provided advice with regard to the functionality they need and their specific scope.

Detailed information on the PDF Xpansion SDK 10 is available on the product page on the Internet. It includes a trial license, a product guide and a programming reference.

The PDF Xpansion SDK 10 is based upon Soft Xpansion?s PDF Xpansion technology, which is used by a constantly growing number of companies in their own software applications. Moreover, Soft Xpansion has implemented the technology into its own Perfect PDF & Print product family (standard software). The family members consist of single user desktop applications, server solutions and freeware.

About Soft Xpansion:
Soft Xpansion is made up of globally active, international teams of software developers, screen designers, software engineers and product managers. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Bochum, Germany. In the past 20 years, more than 200 software products have been published in more than 200 different editions. The product range includes solutions (standard software, developer libraries, software development kits and individual programming) in the core areas PDF technology and document management. Localized versions of Soft Xpansion products are sold in Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, USA, the Benelux countries, the Ukraine, Spain, Russia, Portugal, Australia and Turkey.

Frank Dueckers
Soft Xpansion GmbH & Co. KG
Koenigsallee 45
D-44789 Bochum, Germany
Fax: +49 234 298 41 72
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