To use the library from F#, you can use the Markdown type defined in the FSharp.Markdown namespace (from the FSharp.Formating library), once you’ve opened the FSharp.Markdown.Pdf namespace you’ll have access to two static extension methods:
- TransformPdf – accepts a string as input and outputs the resulting PDF to a local file path or to a specified Stream.
- WritePdf – accepts a MarkdownDocument generated by the Markdown.Parse method, and outputs the resulting PDF to a local file path or to a specified Stream.
You can also use this library from C#, however, the static extension methods mentioned above is not accessible in C# because type extensions defined in F# are compiled differently to standard extension methods you find in C# (with far more possibilities I might add, such as extension properties, and static methods, for instance!) and is not recognized by the C# compiler..
You can still access the same functionalities using a MarkdownPdf type, with two static methods:
- Transform – equivalent to Markdown.TransformPdf.
- Write – equivalent to Markdown.WritePdf.
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