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Monday, 5 June 2017

iText 5 - how to set background color in pdf

To create PDF file we need iText 5 jar. Download iText Jars from iText Website or Maven Repository

Maven Dependency



	com.itextpdf
	itextpdf
	5.5.11

ColoredBackground.java
package com.javatutorialcorner.itextpdf;

import com.itextpdf.text.BaseColor;
import com.itextpdf.text.Document;
import com.itextpdf.text.DocumentException;
import com.itextpdf.text.Element;
import com.itextpdf.text.Font;
import com.itextpdf.text.FontFactory;
import com.itextpdf.text.Phrase;
import com.itextpdf.text.Rectangle;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfPCell;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfPTable;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfWriter;
 

import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;

public class ColoredBackground {
	public static final String DEST = "C:/JTC/ColoredBackground.pdf";
 
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException,
            DocumentException {
        File file = new File(DEST);
        file.getParentFile().mkdirs();
        new ColoredBackground().createPdf(DEST);
    }
    public void createPdf(String dest) throws IOException, DocumentException {
        Document document = new Document();
        PdfWriter.getInstance(document, new FileOutputStream(dest));
        document.open();
        PdfPTable table;
        PdfPCell cell;
        Font font = FontFactory.getFont(FontFactory.HELVETICA, 12, Font.BOLD, BaseColor.WHITE);
        table = new PdfPTable(16);
        for(int aw = 0; aw < 16; aw++){
            cell = new PdfPCell(new Phrase("hi", font));
            cell.setBackgroundColor(BaseColor.BLUE);
            cell.setBorder(Rectangle.NO_BORDER);
            cell.setVerticalAlignment(Element.ALIGN_MIDDLE);
            cell.setHorizontalAlignment(Element.ALIGN_CENTER);
            table.addCell(cell);
        }
        document.add(table);
        document.close();
    }
 
}

Output
Reference : iText Website
Annamalai Thangaraj

Annamalai is working as Technical Lead in Leading Telecom company with 5+ years experience in Identity and Access Management , Telecom and Networks, BigData, Java, Spring, Struts, Hibernate, AngularJS, and Enterprise Web Application Development.

Website: Java Tutorials Corner

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