How to add inline spacing in a PdfPCell?

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I need to add space between two parts of a line in a PdfPCell.

Chunk chunk = new Chunk("Received  Rs(In Words) :    " + " " + myDataTable.Tables[1].Rows[0]["Recieved"].ToString(), font8);
PdfPTable PdfPTable = new PdfPTable(1);                    
PdfPCell PdfPCell =new PdfPCell(new Phrase(Chunk ));
PdfPCell .Border = PdfCell.NO_BORDER;
PdfPTable .AddCell(PdfPCell );
Posted on StackOverflow on Jul 9, 2015 by S.P

Please take a look at the following screen shot:

Possible options
Possible options

Based on your code snippet, I assume that you want to separate "Received Rs (in Words):" from "Priceless", but it's not clear to me what you want to happen if there is more than one line, so I'm proposing 3 options in the hope that one of them solves your problem. You can find these options in the CellWithGlue example.

Example 1:

table = new PdfPTable(2);
table.setHorizontalAlignment(Element.ALIGN_LEFT);
table.setWidthPercentage(60);
table.setSpacingAfter(20);
cell = new PdfPCell(new Phrase("Received Rs (in Words):"));
cell.setBorder(PdfPCell.LEFT | PdfPCell.TOP | PdfPCell.BOTTOM);
table.addCell(cell);
cell = new PdfPCell(new Phrase("Priceless"));
cell.setHorizontalAlignment(Element.ALIGN_RIGHT);
cell.setBorder(PdfPCell.RIGHT | PdfPCell.TOP | PdfPCell.BOTTOM);
table.addCell(cell);
document.add(table);

In this example, I put "Received Rs (in Words):" and "Priceless" in two different cells, and I align the content of the first cell to the left and the content of the second cell to the right. This creates space between the two Chunks.

Example 2

// same code as above, except for:
table.setWidthPercentage(50);

I decreased the width of the table to show you what happens if some content doesn't fit a cell. As we didn't define any widths for the columns, the two columns will have an equal width, but as "Received Rs (in Words):" needs more space than "Priceless", the text doesn't fit the width of the cell and it is wrapped. We could avoid this, by defining a larger with for the first column when compared to the second column.

Example 3:

table = new PdfPTable(1);
table.setHorizontalAlignment(Element.ALIGN_LEFT);
table.setWidthPercentage(50);
Phrase p = new Phrase();
p.add(new Chunk("Received Rs (In Words):"));
p.add(new Chunk(new VerticalPositionMark()));
p.add(new Chunk("Priceless"));
table.addCell(p);
document.add(table);

This example is very close to what you have, but instead of introducing space characters to create space, I introduce a special chunk: new VerticalPositionMark()). This chunk will separate the two parts of the Phrase by introducing as much space as possible.