Generate PDF of customized content in React

Make a React component and allow user to print the given content in PDF format.

  Shubham Verma      January 19, 2022


Generate PDF of customized content in React


Let's generate PDF of customized content in React

In React application, if you want to give a functionality to print a PDF or save as a PDF of given contents. This article will help you to generate a pdf document of content of your own design. This will give you a popup to print the compenent data in PDF with given styles.

Let's get started:

So, in React, you should have a component where you need to make a button, and when you click on that button, your pdf will be creted of your given design. Suppose you have a component "Print.js" and in this component you will have a button with label Download PDF.


And you need to handle click event of Download PDF button.

Let's write the code to handle the click event of Download PDF button.

The below code will return the layout and data of the PDF, this will help you to customize the layout.




The below codes will help you to apply the style of your layout:




The below codes will download the PDF in your browser.



The below codes is the handler function of click event, this handlePDFDownload function will be called when you click on the Download PDF button.


Import below lines in your component on the top after downloading the dependencies:


Add dependencies in your package.json file:

Need in install following dependencies in your App.

Here is the PDF that we have generated through our codes:


Your web browser doesn't have a PDF plugin. Instead you can open this URL in the desktop/laptop


Conclusion:

In this article, we learned how we can generate PDF of customized content in React.



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