Document .Net - Ordered and unordered lists in PDF document.

How to create a simple document with ordered and unordered lists in C# and VB.Net

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using SautinSoft.Document;

namespace Sample
{
    class Sample
    {
       
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            SimpleLists();
        }

		/// <summary>
        /// How to create a simple document with ordered and unordered lists. 
        /// </summary>
        /// <remarks>
        /// Details: https://sautinsoft.com/products/document/examples/create-simple-list-in-pdf-document-net-csharp-vb.php
        /// </remarks>		
        public static void SimpleLists()
        {
            string documentPath = @"Lists.pdf";

            // Let's create a simple document.
            DocumentCore dc = new DocumentCore();

            // Add a new section.
            Section s = new Section(dc);
            dc.Sections.Add(s);

            string[] myCollection = new string[] { "One", "Two", "Three", "Four", "Five" };

            // Create new ordered list style.
            ListStyle ordList = new ListStyle("Simple Numbers", ListTemplateType.NumberWithDot);
            foreach (ListLevelFormat f in ordList.ListLevelFormats)
            {
                f.CharacterFormat.Size = 14;
            }
            dc.Styles.Add(ordList);

            // Add caption
            dc.Content.Start.Insert("This is a simple ordered list:", new CharacterFormat() { Size = 14.0, FontColor = Color.Black });

            // Add the collection of paragraphs marked as ordered list.
            int level = 0;
            foreach (string listText in myCollection)
            {
                Paragraph p = new Paragraph(dc);
                dc.Sections[0].Blocks.Add(p);

                p.Content.End.Insert(listText, new CharacterFormat() { Size = 14.0, FontColor = Color.Black });
                p.ListFormat.Style = ordList;
                p.ListFormat.ListLevelNumber = level;
                p.ParagraphFormat.SpaceAfter = 0;
            }

            // Add the collection of paragraphs marked as unordered list (bullets).

            // Add caption
            dc.Content.End.Insert("\n\nThis is a simple bulleted list:", new CharacterFormat() { Size = 14.0, FontColor = Color.Black });

            // Create list style.
            ListStyle bullList = new ListStyle("Bullets", ListTemplateType.Bullet);
            dc.Styles.Add(bullList);

            level = 0;
            foreach (string listText in myCollection)
            {
                Paragraph p = new Paragraph(dc);
                dc.Sections[0].Blocks.Add(p);

                p.Content.End.Insert(listText, new CharacterFormat() { Size = 14.0, FontColor = Color.Black });
                p.ListFormat.Style = bullList;
                p.ListFormat.ListLevelNumber = level;
                p.ParagraphFormat.SpaceAfter = 0;
            }

            // Save our document into PDF format.
            dc.Save(documentPath, new PdfSaveOptions() { Compliance = PdfCompliance.PDF_A });

            // Open the result for demonstration purposes.
            System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(new System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo(documentPath) { UseShellExecute = true });
        }
    }
}

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            Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports SautinSoft.Document

Module Sample
    Sub Main()
        SimpleLists()
    End Sub

    ''' <summary>
    ''' How to create a simple document with ordered and unordered lists. 
    ''' </summary>
    ''' <remarks>
    ''' Details: https://sautinsoft.com/products/document/examples/create-simple-list-in-pdf-document-net-csharp-vb.php
    ''' </remarks>
    Sub SimpleLists()
        Dim documentPath As String = "Lists.pdf"

        ' Let's create a simple document.
        Dim dc As New DocumentCore()

        ' Add a new section.
        Dim s As New Section(dc)
        dc.Sections.Add(s)

        Dim myCollection() As String = {"One", "Two", "Three", "Four", "Five"}

        ' Create new ordered list style.
        Dim ordList As New ListStyle("Simple Numbers", ListTemplateType.NumberWithDot)
        For Each f As ListLevelFormat In ordList.ListLevelFormats
            f.CharacterFormat.Size = 14
        Next f
        dc.Styles.Add(ordList)

        ' Add caption
        dc.Content.Start.Insert("This is a simple ordered list:", New CharacterFormat() With {
            .Size = 14.0,
            .FontColor = Color.Black
        })

        ' Add the collection of paragraphs marked as ordered list.
        Dim level As Integer = 0
        For Each listText As String In myCollection
            Dim p As New Paragraph(dc)
            dc.Sections(0).Blocks.Add(p)

            p.Content.End.Insert(listText, New CharacterFormat() With {
                .Size = 14.0,
                .FontColor = Color.Black
            })
            p.ListFormat.Style = ordList
            p.ListFormat.ListLevelNumber = level
            p.ParagraphFormat.SpaceAfter = 0
        Next listText

        ' Add the collection of paragraphs marked as unordered list (bullets).

        ' Add caption
        dc.Content.End.Insert(vbLf & vbLf & "This is a simple bulleted list:", New CharacterFormat() With {
            .Size = 14.0,
            .FontColor = Color.Black
        })

        ' Create list style.
        Dim bullList As New ListStyle("Bullets", ListTemplateType.Bullet)
        dc.Styles.Add(bullList)

        level = 0
        For Each listText As String In myCollection
            Dim p As New Paragraph(dc)
            dc.Sections(0).Blocks.Add(p)

            p.Content.End.Insert(listText, New CharacterFormat() With {
                .Size = 14.0,
                .FontColor = Color.Black
            })
            p.ListFormat.Style = bullList
            p.ListFormat.ListLevelNumber = level
            p.ParagraphFormat.SpaceAfter = 0
        Next listText

        ' Save our document into PDF format.
        dc.Save(documentPath, New PdfSaveOptions() With {.Compliance = PdfCompliance.PDF_A})

        ' Open the result for demonstration purposes.
        System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(New System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo(documentPath) With {.UseShellExecute = True})
    End Sub
End Module

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