File Formats: Open XML Paper Specification Format (XPS)

Note: XPS and XPSX file formats are supported in the Document/Medical licensing.

The XML Paper Specification format is a new electronic document format supported natively by Microsoft Windows and Office. The XPS format is designed for high-quality printing. The standard for XPS is TC46 - Open XML Paper Specification (XPS), which is produced by Ecma-International.

For more information on XPS, refer to XML Paper Specification: Overview.

Support for this file format is available in Document Imaging and above. For unlocking support, use the RasterSupport.SetLicense() method.

Note: If the support for this file format is locked and the user loaded a sample file, then a thumbnail will be loaded showing the image.

File constants associated with this file format are:

Required DLL: Leadtools.Codecs.Xps.Dll. For a listing of the exact DLLs needed, based on the toolkit version, refer to Files To Be Included With Your Application.

Constant Read Support Write Support Description
Xps 24 BPP

1,4,8,24 and 32

Raster XPS file with images saved as PNG.


8 BPP (Grayscale)
24 BPP

Raster XPS with JPEG 4:4:4 Compression.


24 BPP

Raster XPS with JPEG 4:2:2 Compression.


24 BPP

Raster XPS with JPEG 4:1:1 Compression.

* When you request file information on a XPS file, Xps will always be returned for the file format, regardless of the composition of the XPS file. LEADTOOLS for WPF can read XPS documents that are made up of both text and images. The text and images are rasterized into one raster image for each page of the document. LEADTOOLS can write XPS documents that are made up of raster images only.

Note: This format is supported by the Document/Medical products only.

Platform Support

Extension Module Value Win32 Win64 Net32 Net64 Linux Android Apple UWP MimeType Friendly Name
Xps XPS 322 application/ XPS - Microsoft XML Paper Specification
XpsJpeg XPS 324 application/ XPS - XML Paper Specification with JPEG (4-4-
XpsJpeg411 XPS 326 application/ XPS - XML Paper Specification with JPEG (4-1-
XpsJpeg422 XPS 325 application/ XPS - XML Paper Specification with JPEG (4-2-

For a complete list for supported file formats, see Summary of All Supported File Formats.

For details of the file formats supported across products and platforms, refer to File Format Comparison Chart.

NOTE: LEADTOOLS supports writing the XPS file format using the LEADTOOLS Document Writers. For more information on the LEADTOOLS Document Writers SDK, refer to Introduction.

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