Error: Using operand of type iTextSharp.txt.pdf.PdfStamper must implement System.IDisposable in ASP.Net

Last Reply one month ago By simonoldma

Posted one month ago

Dear friends from ASPFORUMS,

Tried to use the solution from your article published in ASPSNIPPETS "iTextSharp: Add Page numbers to existing PDF using C# and VB.Net

18 Mar 2015  5 Comments 23185 Views
Getting the error: 'Using' operand of type 'iTextSharp.text.pdf.PdfStamper' must implement 'System.IDisposable'.
Please help me,
Simon Mardakh.
Posted one month ago

Hi simonoldma,

Change with the below code and check.


protected void AddPageNumber(object sender, EventArgs e)
    byte[] bytes = File.ReadAllBytes(Server.MapPath("~/PDF/Test.pdf"));
    Font blackFont = FontFactory.GetFont("Arial", 12, Font.NORMAL, BaseColor.BLACK);
    using (MemoryStream stream = new MemoryStream())
        PdfReader reader = new PdfReader(bytes);
        PdfStamper stamper = new PdfStamper(reader, stream);
        int pages = reader.NumberOfPages;
        for (int i = 1; i <= pages; i++)
            ColumnText.ShowTextAligned(stamper.GetUnderContent(i), Element.ALIGN_RIGHT, new Phrase(i.ToString(), blackFont), 568f, 15f, 0);
        bytes = stream.ToArray();
    File.WriteAllBytes(Server.MapPath("~/PDF/Test1.pdf"), bytes);


Protected Sub AddPageNumber(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
    Dim bytes As Byte() = File.ReadAllBytes(Server.MapPath("~/PDF/Test.pdf"))
    Dim blackFont As Font = FontFactory.GetFont("Arial", 12, Font.NORMAL, BaseColor.BLACK)
    Using stream As New MemoryStream()
        Dim reader As New PdfReader(bytes)
        Dim stamper As New PdfStamper(reader, stream)
        Dim pages As Integer = reader.NumberOfPages
        For i As Integer = 1 To pages
            ColumnText.ShowTextAligned(stamper.GetUnderContent(i), Element.ALIGN_RIGHT, New Phrase(i.ToString(), blackFont), 568.0F, 15.0F, 0)
        bytes = stream.ToArray()
    End Using
    File.WriteAllBytes(Server.MapPath("~/PDF/Test1.pdf"), bytes)
End Sub


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