IronPDF Milestone: Continually Expanding Compatibility
We know developers are natural problem solvers, and lack of compatibility creates problems. Many developers are skilled enough to build workarounds but we wanted to save you the time.
As our team expand compatibility, we make IronPDF easier to work with. We want everything from the ‘HelloWorld’ experience onwards to feel seamless and intuitive. Increasing compatibility is a big way we contribute to that.
- Key benefit: Increased compatibility
- Secondary benefits: Cloud Ready
- Date shipped: Ongoing
But, my platform is not supported!
IronPDF is now the most compatible tool compared to any major competitors. This means we offer Universal Linux support that can be made to work with any distribution of Linux.
Longer term we want our software to run on all operating systems, including Linux and MAC.
IronPDF attempts to detect the environment the users run so we can offer a customized deployment to suit them. Even support messages are customized to create a more meaningful experience and give more guidance to the user about what they need to do.
We also support Docker. This is a zero effect implementation for our customers, they can have confidence that if they use Docker it will just work.
Right now we support .NET 6, and our team are researching how to best support .NET 7.
Frequently Asked Questions
What was wrong with other PDF products?
Other products, including major market players Aspose, iText and SyncFusion were using outdated, unsecure solutions. They were using free and open source software that was known to have security vulnerabilities, putting a significant burden on their customers. We recognised that the underlying Document Object Models were flawed and the act of opening a PDF could ultimately result in breaking it. Free solutions were ultimately as good as commercial and there was room for a new player - enter our developers - to solve this problem, with a higher performing solution.
What is PDFium in relation to IronPDF?
To understand what PDFium is - it is a Google project which provides the PDF viewing and form filling interface for Chrome, MacOS, Windows and almost every piece of software other than Adobe Acrobat itself. It is the world's most developed and used PDF library, which we are proud to use, extend and contribute to.
We build on top of PDFium (originally developed by Foxit), turning it from a view to a fully functional editor API that respects and adapts to the PDF standard as it evolves organically.
How does IronPDF work with Google technologies?
The PDF document format in itself is an artform not a science. Although the PDF format is understandable, interpreting how it should best be displayed on a screen is different.
Google had thousands of engineering hours contributing to making sure PDFs looked perfect in Google products such as Chrome.
We take the latest in technology and add a layer on it to add functionality. All of that is developed in C++. We bridge those two worlds so .NET developers don’t need to question the detail, because they can have peace of mind it will simply work. If issues ever do arise, we have a 24 hour support team.
IronPDF Milestones: Chrome Rendering | PDFium | Read Compatibility