[Mono-dev] Mono and ole32.dll

Quandary quandary82 at hailmail.net
Thu Jun 9 14:58:41 EDT 2011

Just wanted to write that myself.
Here a tutorial:

But I wanted to add a warning: iTextSharp's license has changed from

Either use an old version of iTextSharp (LGPL), or use PDFsharp, which
is LGPL.
PDFsharp is however not that complete as iTextSharp, and the
documentation is worse.

If you use the latest iTextSharp and want to remain closed-source, you
need to buy a license, unfortunately...
However, if you develop FOSS, you needn't worry about that, as long as
you comply with he AGPL.

On 06/09/2011 08:42 PM, nekresh wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 8:33 PM, Cosmin Ciuraru <cosmin.ciuraru at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thank you for your answer, Quandary.
>> I try to use the Acrobat SDK in order to fill in a pdf and digitally sign
>> it. In order to do that, I use the Javascript part of the SDK and the
>> JSObject can be used from C# with the use of Interop.Acrobat and
>> Interop.AFORMAUTlib. Unfortunately, Acrobat SDK needs the Adobe Acrobat
>> installed, not the Reader and, for Linux, there is no version of Adobe
>> Acrobat (May be I am wrong, because for Acrobat 7.0.5 SDK they have a Linux
>> version of the SDK - the only Linux version - but how could one use it?).
>> So, I cannot use it.
> You can use another library which will run on windows and linux,
> without the COM dependency, iTextSharp for example
> (http://itextsharp.com/)
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