PDF Output Overview

The Drawing library provides configuration options for handling and exporting content in PDF.

  • To export content to PDF, you can either use the capabilities of the Drawing library or the streamlined PDF Processing component solution.
  • While the Drawing library provides a low-level API that is flexible, it is also harder to use as compared to the simple configuration options of Kendo UI PDF Processing.

The Drawing package is part of KendoReact, a professionally built commercial UI library. To try out this package you need to sign up for a 30-day trial, which gives you access to the full KendoReact library.

Getting Stared

The following example demonstrates how to apply the exportPDF function and generate a Base 64-encoded PDF file from a drawing.

import { Path, Text, Group, pdf } from '@progress/kendo-drawing';
import { saveAs } from '@progress/kendo-file-saver';

const { exportPDF, PDFOptions } = pdf;

export function exportScene() {
  // Create a path and draw a straight line
    const path = new Path({
        stroke: {
            color: `#9999b6`,
            width: 2

    path.moveTo(0, 50).lineTo(200, 50).close();

  // Create the text
    const text = new Text(`Hello World!`, [ 20, 25 ], {
        font: `bold 15px Arial`

  // Place all the shapes in a group
    const group = new Group();
    group.append(path, text);

    const options = { paperSize: "A5", landscape: true };
    exportPDF(group, options).then((data) => {
        saveAs(data, "scene.pdf");

Functionality and Features