How to get PDF info from URL for PDF information API in C# with PDF.co Web API

How to get PDF info from URL in C# with easy ByteScout code samples to make PDF information API. Step-by-step tutorial

Today we will explain the steps and algorithm of how to get PDF info from URL and how to make it work in your application. PDF.co Web API was made to help with PDF information API in C#. 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.

You will save a lot of time on writing and testing code as you may just take the code below and use it in your application. For implimentation of this functionality, please copy and paste code below into your app using code editor. Then compile and run your app. Enjoy writing a code with ready-to-use sample C# codes to add PDF information API functions using PDF.co Web API in C#.

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Program.cs
      
using System; using System.IO; using System.Net; using Newtonsoft.Json.Linq; 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 = "***********************************"; // Direct URL of PDF file to get information const string SourceFileURL = "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-info/sample.pdf"; 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 `PDF Info` API call string query = Uri.EscapeUriString(string.Format( "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/info?url={0}", SourceFileURL)); try { // Execute request string response = webClient.DownloadString(query); // Parse JSON response JObject json = JObject.Parse(response); if (json["error"].ToObject<bool>() == false) { // Display PDF document information foreach (JToken token in json["info"]) { JProperty property = (JProperty) token; Console.WriteLine("{0}: {1}", property.Name, property.Value); } } else { Console.WriteLine(json["message"].ToString()); } } catch (WebException e) { Console.WriteLine(e.ToString()); } webClient.Dispose(); Console.WriteLine(); Console.WriteLine("Press any key..."); Console.ReadKey(); } } }

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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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