Create Signature field in PDF RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi ,

      I want to develop create signature field in PDF document , and draw signature on pdf by using c#  

    Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:43 PM

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  • .NET does not support PDFs out of the box. You'll need to look into a third party library like iTextSharp. Please post questions related to using third party products in their forums.

    Michael Taylor

    Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:37 PM
  • You can consider using spire.pdf library to do it. Hope the below code can help you.

    Create signature field:

    using System.Drawing;
    using Spire.Pdf;
    using Spire.Pdf.Fields;
    using Spire.Pdf.Graphics;
    namespace AddSignatureField
        class Program
            static void Main(string[] args)
                PdfDocument pdfdoc = new PdfDocument();
                PdfPageBase page = pdfdoc.Pages[0];
                PdfSignatureField signaturefield = new PdfSignatureField(page, "Signature");
                signaturefield.BorderWidth = 1.0f;
                signaturefield.BorderStyle = PdfBorderStyle.Solid;
                signaturefield.BorderColor = new PdfRGBColor(System.Drawing.Color.Black);
                signaturefield.HighlightMode = PdfHighlightMode.Outline;
                signaturefield.Bounds = new RectangleF(100, 100, 100, 100);
                pdfdoc.SaveToFile("AddSignField.pdf", FileFormat.PDF);

    Fill signature field:

    PdfDocument pdf = new PdfDocument();
    PdfCertificate cert = new PdfCertificate(@"C:\Users\Test1\Desktop\michael.pfx", "pwd");
    //Get the list of filed collection, and determine if there is a signature filed
    PdfFormWidget widgets = pdf.Form as PdfFormWidget;
    for (int i = 0; i < widgets.FieldsWidget.List.Count; i++)
        PdfFieldWidget widget = widgets.FieldsWidget.List[i] as PdfFieldWidget;
        if (widget is PdfSignatureFieldWidget)
            //Sign in the existing signature field 
            string sgn = widget.Name;
            PdfSignatureFieldWidget SignWidge = widget as PdfSignatureFieldWidget;
            PdfSignature signature = new PdfSignature(pdf, pdf.Pages[0], cert, sgn, SignWidge);
            signature.DistinguishedName = "DN:";
            signature.NameLabel = "Digital Signed By:";
            signature.Name = "Ankush";
            signature.ContactInfo = "Lisa";
            signature.Date = DateTime.Now;
            signature.Certificated = false;
            signature.DocumentPermissions = PdfCertificationFlags.AllowFormFill | PdfCertificationFlags.ForbidChanges;
            signature.SignDetailsFont = new PdfTrueTypeFont(new Font("Times New Roman", 12f), true);
            //PdfImage pdfImage = PdfImage.FromFile(@"C:\Users\Test1\Desktop\resul111t.png");
            //signature.SignImageSource = pdfImage;
            //signature.GraphicsMode = GraphicMode.SignImageAndSignDetail;
            //signature.SignImageLayout = SignImageLayout.None;

    • Edited by Michael Brrr Friday, January 18, 2019 2:51 AM
    • Proposed as answer by tommytwotrain Friday, January 18, 2019 8:33 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by tommytwotrain Friday, January 18, 2019 8:33 AM
    Friday, January 18, 2019 2:48 AM
  • Hi Navasshereef1,

    Thank you for posting here.

    For your question, please refer to the examples in the link below about how to create signature field in PDF via iText.

    Best Regards,


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    • Proposed as answer by Stanly Fan Friday, February 1, 2019 7:39 AM
    Friday, January 18, 2019 6:52 AM