Use PDF Clown in a Win 8 Metro app?

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ch3rryc0ke
2012-07-26
2013-03-28
  • ch3rryc0ke
    ch3rryc0ke
    2012-07-26

    I'm looking at using PDF clown in a Windows 8 metro app.

    The issue is that Metro apps don't support the full .NET framework, they have a subset called the .NET Framework for Metro Style Apps.

    One of the big omissions in this subset is System.Drawing which PDF Clown uses quite a bit.

    More info here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/br230302(v=vs.110).aspx

    Has anyone tried using PDF Clown in a Win 8 metro app? Given that System.Drawing is not available, how difficult do you think it would be to port it?

     
  • James Kelly Jr
    James Kelly Jr
    2013-03-28

    If it's simpler types PDF Clown is using like say for example; Rectangle, Point or so forth, you could try building your own implementation of those classes.

    The other idea is bit of a long shot but maybe worth a try; you could try importing the Mono System.Drawing dll and seeing if maybe you could use that.

    Those are a couple of ideas.