Semil Sebastian Semil Sebastian - 4 days ago 9
C# Question

How to set only vertical line of a table in pdf using itext sharp?

I have a table with vertical and horizontal lines. But I do not want horizontal line.I want only Vertical lines.How can I set it. My expected o/p is

My Table code

PdfPTable table = new PdfPTable(5);
table.TotalWidth = 510f;//table size
table.LockedWidth = true;
table.HorizontalAlignment = 0;
table.SpacingBefore = 10f;//both are used to mention the space from heading


table.DefaultCell.HorizontalAlignment = Element.ALIGN_LEFT;
table.AddCell(new Phrase(new Phrase(" SL.NO", font1)));

table.DefaultCell.HorizontalAlignment = Element.ALIGN_LEFT;
table.AddCell(new Phrase(new Phrase(" SUBJECTS", font1)));

table.DefaultCell.HorizontalAlignment = Element.ALIGN_LEFT;
table.AddCell(new Phrase(new Phrase(" MARKS", font1)));

table.DefaultCell.HorizontalAlignment = Element.ALIGN_LEFT;
table.AddCell(new Phrase(new Phrase(" MAX MARK", font1)));

table.DefaultCell.HorizontalAlignment = Element.ALIGN_LEFT;
table.AddCell(new Phrase(new Phrase(" CLASS AVG", font1)));

Doc.Add(table);


ex:

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Anybody please help

Answer

You can change the borders of the cells so that they only show the vertical lines. How to do this, depends on how you add the cells to the table.

These are the two approaches:

1. You create PdfPCell objects explicitly:

PdfPCell cell = new PdfPCell(); cell.AddElement(new Paragraph("my content")); cell.Border = PdfPCell.LEFT; table.AddCell(cell);

In this case, only the left border of the cell will be shown. For the last cell in the row you should also add the right border:

cell.Border = PdfPCell.LEFT | PdfPCell.RIGHT;

2. You create PdfPCell objects implicitly:

In this case, you don't create a PdfPCell object yourself, you let iTextSharp create the cells. These cells will copy the properties of the DefaultCell that is defined at the level of the PdfPTable, so you need to change this:

table.DefaultCell.Border = Rectangle.LEFT | Rectangle.RIGHT;
table.addCell("cell 1");
table.addCell("cell 2");
table.addCell("cell 3");

Now all the cells won't have a top or bottom border, only a left and right border. You'll be drawing some extra lines, but nobody will notice as the lines coincide.

See also Hiding table border in iTextSharp

For instance:

PdfPTable table = new PdfPTable(5);
table.TotalWidth = 510f;//table size
table.LockedWidth = true;
table.SpacingBefore = 10f;//both are used to mention the space from heading
table.DefaultCell.HorizontalAlignment = Element.ALIGN_LEFT;
table.DefaultCell.Border = PdfPCell.LEFT | PdfPCell.RIGHT;
table.AddCell(new Phrase("    SL.NO", font1));
table.AddCell(new Phrase("   SUBJECTS", font1));
table.AddCell(new Phrase("   MARKS", font1));
table.AddCell(new Phrase("   MAX MARK", font1));
table.AddCell(new Phrase("   CLASS AVG", font1));
Doc.Add(table);

There is no need to define the properties of the DefaultCell so many times. There is no need to nest Phrase constructors like this: new Phrase(new Phrase("content")).

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