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How to split PDF page into half using C# and VB.NET?

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Syncfusion Essential PDF is a .NET PDF library used to create, read, and edit PDF documents. Using this library, you can split PDF page into half using C# and VB.NET.

Steps to split PDF page in to half programmatically:

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


using Syncfusion.Pdf;
using Syncfusion.Pdf.Parsing;
using Syncfusion.Pdf.Graphics;
using System.Drawing;



Imports Syncfusion.Pdf
Imports Syncfusion.Pdf.Parsing
Imports Syncfusion.Pdf.Graphics
Imports System.Drawing


  1. Use the following code snippet to split the PDF page into half and save it as a new PDF document.


//Load the existing PDF document
PdfLoadedDocument loadedDocument = new PdfLoadedDocument("Sample.pdf");
//Create a new PDF document
PdfDocument document = new PdfDocument();
//Set the document margin
document.PageSettings.Margins.All = 0;
//Get page count from loaded document
int count = loadedDocument.Pages.Count;
//Load each page and draw it as template to new document
for (int i=0;i<count;i++)
    //Load the page
    PdfLoadedPage loadedPage = loadedDocument.Pages[i] as PdfLoadedPage;
    //Add a section
    PdfSection section = document.Sections.Add();
    //Set the size 
    section.PageSettings.Width = loadedPage.Size.Width;
    section.PageSettings.Height = loadedPage.Size.Height/2;
    //Add a page to the section
    PdfPage page = section.Pages.Add();
    //Create the graphics
    PdfGraphics graphics = page.Graphics;
    //Create the template from the page
    PdfTemplate template = loadedPage.CreateTemplate();                
    //Create layout format to paginate the template to next page
    PdfLayoutFormat format = new PdfLayoutFormat();
    format.Break = PdfLayoutBreakType.FitPage;
    format.Layout = PdfLayoutType.Paginate;
    //Draw the template
    template.Draw(page, PointF.Empty, format);
//Save the new document
//Close the documents
//This will open the PDF file so, the result will be seen in default PDF Viewer



'Load the existing PDF document
Dim loadedDocument As PdfLoadedDocument = New PdfLoadedDocument("Sample.pdf")
'Create a new PDF document
Dim document As PdfDocument = New PdfDocument()
'Set the document margin
document.PageSettings.Margins.All = 0
'Get the page count from loaded document
Dim count As Integer = loadedDocument.Pages.Count
'Load each page and draw it as template to new document
For i As Integer = 0 To count - 1
    'Load the page
    Dim loadedPage As PdfLoadedPage = TryCast(loadedDocument.Pages(i), PdfLoadedPage)
    'Add a section
    Dim section As PdfSection = document.Sections.Add()
    'Set the size to section
    section.PageSettings.Width = loadedPage.Size.Width
    section.PageSettings.Height = loadedPage.Size.Height / 2
    'Add a page to the section
    Dim page As PdfPage = section.Pages.Add()
    'Create the graphics
    Dim graphics As PdfGraphics = page.Graphics
    'Create the template from the page
    Dim template As PdfTemplate = loadedPage.CreateTemplate()
    'Create layout format to paginate the template to next page
    Dim format As PdfLayoutFormat = New PdfLayoutFormat()
    format.Break = PdfLayoutBreakType.FitPage
    format.Layout = PdfLayoutType.Paginate
    'Draw the template
    template.Draw(page, PointF.Empty, format)
'Save the new document
'Close the documents
'This will open the PDF file so, the result will be seen in default PDF Viewer


A complete working sample can be downloaded from

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

Take a moment to peruse the documentation for working with templates, where you will find options like creating a new template or creating template from an existing document and creating document overlay with code example.

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


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I hope you enjoyed learning about how to split PDF page into half using C# and VB.NET.

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