MAUI PDF Annotation Library

Our MAUI PDF annotation library offers the ability to create, remove, and edit annotations through the user interface (UI). It also offers developers access to web APIs for programmatic annotation management, as well as a beautiful UI for working with 17 PDF annotation types.

These APIs will be translated to native APIs in subsequent releases, so stay tuned for updates.

Key Capabilities

  • 17 annotation types — Highlight, text, ink, note, shapes, and more

  • Create, edit, remove — Using the UI or programmatically

  • Import and export — Manage annotations in XFDF or JSON files

  • Annotation events — Trigger workflows or automations

  • Cloudy annotations — Cloudy border effect

  • Customizable UI — Hide buttons, match your look and feel, and more

  • Extendable — Add signing, editing, redaction, and more

Creating, Editing, and Deleting Annotations Using the UI

Since PSPDFKit for MAUI implements an optimistic UI, you can easily create, edit, and delete annotations.

Creating Annotations

To create an annotation, select one of the annotation tools from the toolbar.

Annotations available

Then, start drawing on a document.

Drawn red rectangle annotation

Editing Annotations

Select the annotation you want to edit, and you’ll see the annotation toolbar just below the main toolbar. Choosing different tools will allow you to edit annotation properties such as color, opacity, etc.

Editing circle annotation

Deleting Annotations

To delete an annotation, select the annotation you want to delete and press the delete button on the annotation toolbar.

Deleting circle annotation