How to convert web page to PDF from link asynchronously for HTML to PDF API in C# with PDF.co Web API

Tutorial: how to convert web page to PDF from link asynchronously for HTML to PDF API in C#

Every ByteScout tool contains example C# source codes that you can find here or in the folder with installed ByteScout product. HTML to PDF API in C# can be implemented with PDF.co Web API. PDF.co Web API is the Web API with a set of tools for documents manipulation, data conversion, data extraction, splitting and merging of documents. Includes image recognition, built-in OCR, barcode generation and barcode decoders to decode bar codes from scans, pictures and pdf.

This rich sample source code in C# for PDF.co Web API includes the number of functions and options you should do calling the API to implement HTML to PDF API. This C# sample code should be copied and pasted into your project. After doing this just compile your project and click Run. Writing C# application typically includes multiple stages of the software development so even if the functionality works please test it with your data and the production environment.

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Program.cs
      
using System; using System.IO; using System.Net; using Newtonsoft.Json.Linq; using System.Threading; // Cloud API asynchronous "Web Page to PDF" job example. // Allows to avoid timeout errors when processing heavy web pages. namespace ByteScoutWebApiExample { class Program { // The authentication key (API Key). // Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api const String API_KEY = "***********************************"; // URL of web page to convert to PDF document. const string SourceUrl = "http://www.usa.gov"; // Destination PDF file name const string DestinationFile = @".\result.pdf"; // (!) Make asynchronous job const bool Async = true; static void Main(string[] args) { // Create standard .NET web client instance WebClient webClient = new WebClient(); // Set API Key webClient.Headers.Add("x-api-key", API_KEY); // Prepare URL for `Web Page to PDF` API call string query = Uri.EscapeUriString(string.Format( "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/convert/from/url?name={0}&url={1}&async={2}", Path.GetFileName(DestinationFile), SourceUrl, Async)); try { // Execute request string response = webClient.DownloadString(query); // Parse JSON response JObject json = JObject.Parse(response); if (json["error"].ToObject<bool>() == false) { // Asynchronous job ID string jobId = json["jobId"].ToString(); // URL of generated PDF file that will available after the job completion string resultFileUrl = json["url"].ToString(); // Check the job status in a loop. // If you don't want to pause the main thread you can rework the code // to use a separate thread for the status checking and completion. do { string status = CheckJobStatus(jobId); // Possible statuses: "working", "failed", "aborted", "success". // Display timestamp and status (for demo purposes) Console.WriteLine(DateTime.Now.ToLongTimeString() + ": " + status); if (status == "success") { // Download PDF file webClient.DownloadFile(resultFileUrl, DestinationFile); Console.WriteLine("Generated PDF file saved as \"{0}\" file.", DestinationFile); break; } else if (status == "working") { // Pause for a few seconds Thread.Sleep(3000); } else { Console.WriteLine(status); break; } } while (true); } else { Console.WriteLine(json["message"].ToString()); } } catch (WebException e) { Console.WriteLine(e.ToString()); } webClient.Dispose(); Console.WriteLine(); Console.WriteLine("Press any key..."); Console.ReadKey(); } static string CheckJobStatus(string jobId) { using (WebClient webClient = new WebClient()) { // Set API Key webClient.Headers.Add("x-api-key", API_KEY); string url = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/job/check?jobid=" + jobId; string response = webClient.DownloadString(url); JObject json = JObject.Parse(response); return Convert.ToString(json["status"]); } } } }

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packages.config
      
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <packages> <package id="Newtonsoft.Json" version="10.0.3" targetFramework="net40" /> </packages>

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