C# – Determine number of pages in a PDF file


I need to determine the number of pages in a specified PDF file using C# code (.NET 2.0). The PDF file will be read from the file system, and not from an URL. Does anyone have any idea on how this could be done? Note: Adobe Acrobat Reader is installed on the PC where this check will be carried out.

Best Solution

You'll need a PDF API for C#. iTextSharp is one possible API, though better ones might exist.

iTextSharp Example

You must install iTextSharp.dll as a reference. Download iTextsharp from SourceForge.net This is a complete working program using a console application.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using iTextSharp.text.pdf;
using iTextSharp.text.xml;
namespace GetPages_PDF
  class Program
    static void Main(string[] args)
       // Right side of equation is location of YOUR pdf file
        string ppath = "C:\\aworking\\Hawkins.pdf";
        PdfReader pdfReader = new PdfReader(ppath);
        int numberOfPages = pdfReader.NumberOfPages;