How to merge PDF documents from urls for PDF merging API in C# using PDF.co Web API

How to merge PDF documents from urls for PDF merging API in C#: How To Tutorial

We’ve created and updating regularly our sample code library so you may quickly learn PDF merging API and the step-by-step process in C#. PDF.co Web API was made to help with PDF merging 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. Follow the instruction and copy – paste code for C# into your project’s code editor. Further enhancement of the code will make it more vigorous.

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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 URLs of PDF files to merge static string[] SourceFiles = { "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-merge/sample1.pdf", "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-merge/sample2.pdf" }; // Destination PDF file name const string DestinationFile = @".\result.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 `Merge PDF` API call string query = Uri.EscapeUriString(string.Format( "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/merge?name={0}&url={1}", Path.GetFileName(DestinationFile), string.Join(",", SourceFiles))); try { // Execute request string response = webClient.DownloadString(query); // Parse JSON response JObject json = JObject.Parse(response); if (json["error"].ToObject<bool>() == false) { // Get URL of generated PDF file string resultFileUrl = json["url"].ToString(); // Download PDF file webClient.DownloadFile(resultFileUrl, DestinationFile); Console.WriteLine("Generated PDF file saved as \"{0}\" file.", DestinationFile); } 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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