The new version (2.9) now supports .NET Standard, however it does not support PDF rendering.
This however is the main feature of GemBox.Document that I need, add support for it.
Mario at GemBox
We have released support for .NET Core 3.0.
The new DLL is available in the latest versions of GemBox.Document.
GemBox.Document's rendering engine, which is used when saving the document to PDF, XPS, or image format and when printing, has a dependency on WPF, which as you probably know, is only available in .NET Framework.
We do intend to remove this dependency, but unfortunately, this will require a major refactoring and time investment.
Currently, we don't have any immediate plans, it's not in our current road-map so I cannot give you any time-frame for its implementation, release.
Too bad though.
Both conversions (PDF and XPS) have the same requirement (paginating and rendering the content), so I'm afraid not.
Note that our current goal is to implement, replicate, the full capability of our rendering engine in the GemBox.Pdf component, of course without the WPF dependencies.
After this, we will integrate it into GemBox.Spreadsheet, GemBox.Document and GemBox.Presentation.
This is a longer-term commitment; this replacement is not a small task and will require quite some time investment.
As previously mentioned, our rendering engine has a dependency on WPF.
However, Microsoft is planning to release .NET Core 3.0 with support for WPF.
This will enable users that use .NET Core 3 on Windows to utilize our existing rendering engine.
Nevertheless, note that we are still working on the rendering engine that will support all platforms (Windows, Linux, macOS, etc.), but again this is a complex task and it's hard to give a deadline.
Last as a side note I should point out that support for printing is very closely dependent on the platform, so printing support will most likely be supported only on Windows.
I won't need this feature for about 6 months, but do need to know if it will be available for use with Razor Pages in .NET core.
We plan to release a new DLL version for .NET Core 3, soon after it's officially released.
We have done some tests with an older preview version of .NET Core 3 and confirmed that GemBox.Document's rendering engine does work on .NET Core 3 with Windows Compatibility Pack.
However, it would be very, very helpful if we could already use a beta version for testing/development. The alternative of mixing platforms causes several issues.
Therefore ... would it be possible to release a beta version?
We're currently working on a new release for GemBox.Pdf.
After that, we'll start working on this.
I hope that works for you
Yes exactly, WPF has support for .NET Core 3.0 only on Windows.
Please check the release post for .NET Core 3.0:
Now that .NET Core 3.0 has dropped ... are you going to release a version as per discussed above. Any idea of a release schedule (weeks, months, quarters?)
Yes, we are currently working on this, on the DLL version for .NET Core 3.0.
It should be available within a week or two.
To save a Word file as PDF in ASP.NET Core 3.0 application using GemBox.Document for .NET Core 3.0, you'll need to add framework reference for "Microsoft.WindowsDesktop.App".
[FrameworkReference Include="Microsoft.WindowsDesktop.App" /]
<PackageReference Include="GemBox.Document" Version="*" />
Support for PDF in .NET Core on Windows has been implemented and is available in the latest versions of GemBox.Document for .NET 3.0.
Because most of these requests were for .NET Core, we'll mark this request as "Completed".
For cross-platform PDF support, please vote for the following feature request:
Also, a related feature request (cross-platform support for saving to PDF) has been implemented as well and is available in the latest versions of GemBox.Document.