PdfSaveOptions.OpenHyperlinksInNewWindow property

Gets or sets a value determining whether hyperlinks in the output Pdf document are forced to be opened in a new window (or tab) of a browser.

public bool OpenHyperlinksInNewWindow { get; set; }


The default value is false. When this value is set to true hyperlinks are saved using JavaScript code. JavaScript code is app.launchURL("URL", true);, where URL is a hyperlink.

Note that if this option is set to true hyperlinks can’t work in some PDF readers e.g. Chrome, Firefox.

JavaScript actions are prohibited by PDF/A-1 and PDF/A-2 compliance. false will be used automatically when saving to PDF/A-1 and PDF/A-2.


Shows how to save hyperlinks in a document we convert to PDF so that they open new pages when we click on them.

Document doc = new Document();
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
builder.InsertHyperlink("Testlink", @"", false);

// Create a "PdfSaveOptions" object that we can pass to the document's "Save" method
// to modify how that method converts the document to .PDF.
PdfSaveOptions options = new PdfSaveOptions();

// Set the "OpenHyperlinksInNewWindow" property to "true" to save all hyperlinks using Javascript code
// that forces readers to open these links in new windows/browser tabs.
// Set the "OpenHyperlinksInNewWindow" property to "false" to save all hyperlinks normally.
options.OpenHyperlinksInNewWindow = openHyperlinksInNewWindow;

doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "PdfSaveOptions.OpenHyperlinksInNewWindow.pdf", options);

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