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How to convert XPS to PDF in C#, VB.NET

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The XPS (XML Paper Specification) and OXPS (Open XML Paper Specification) is a fixed document formats consists of structured XML markup that defines the layout of a document and the visual appearance of each page.

Syncfusion Essential PDF is a .NET PDF library used to create, read, and edit PDF documents. Using this library, you can convert XPS and OXPS documents to PDF in C# and VB.NET.

Steps to convert XPS to PDF programmatically:

  1. Create a new C# console application project. Create new console application
  2. Install the Syncfusion.Pdf.WinForms NuGet package as reference to your .NET Framework application from Install nuget packages
  3. Include the following namespace in the Program.cs file.


using Syncfusion.Pdf;
using Syncfusion.XPS;



Imports Syncfusion.Pdf
Imports Syncfusion.XPS


  1. Use the following code snippet to convert XPS to PDF document.


//Create converter class
XPSToPdfConverter converter = new XPSToPdfConverter();
//Convert the XPS to PDF
PdfDocument document = converter.Convert("XPSToPDF.xps");
//Save the document
//Close the document
//This will open the PDF file so, the result will be seen in default PDF viewer



'Create converter class
Dim converter As New XPSToPdfConverter()
'Convert the XPS to PDF
Dim document As PdfDocument = converter.Convert("XPSToPDF.xps")
'Save the document
'Close the document
'This will open the PDF file so, the result will be seen in default PDF viewer


Download the work sample from XPSToPDFSample.Zip

By executing the program, you will get the PDF document as follows. Screenshot of PDF document

Take a moment to peruse the documentation, where you will find other features like converting Word to PDF, Excel to PDF and HTML to PDF etc., with code examples.

Refer here to explore the rich set of Syncfusion Essential PDF features.

An online sample link to convert XPS to PDF


Starting with v16.2.0.x, if you reference Syncfusion assemblies from trial setup or from the NuGet feed, include a license key in your projects. Refer to link to learn about generating and registering Syncfusion license key in your application to use the components without trail message.



I hope you enjoyed learning about how to convert XPS to PDF in the C#, VB.NET.

You can refer to our .NET PDF library’s feature tour page to know about its other groundbreaking feature representations. You can also refer to our .NET PDF documentation that shows how to configure the PDF Library in .NET.

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