How to PDF text search API in C# with PDF.co Web API

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Sample source code below will show you how to cope with a difficult task like PDF text search 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. It can PDF text search API in C#.

The SDK samples like this one below explain how to quickly make your application do PDF text search API in C# with the help of PDF.co Web API. This C# sample code is all you need for your app. Just copy and paste the code, add references (if needs to) and you are all set! Use of PDF.co Web API in C# is also explained in the documentation included along with the product.

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Program.cs
      
using System; using System.IO; using System.Net; using System.Threading; 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 source PDF file. const string SourceFileUrl = "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-to-text/sample.pdf"; // Comma-separated list of page indices (or ranges) to process. Leave empty for all pages. Example: '0,2-5,7-'. const string Pages = ""; // PDF document password. Leave empty for unprotected documents. const string Password = ""; // Search string. const string SearchString = @"\d{1,}\.\d\d"; // Regular expression to find numbers like '100.00' // Note: do not use `+` char in regex, but use `{1,}` instead. // `+` char is valid for URL and will not be escaped, and it will become a space char on the server side. // Enable regular expressions (Regex) const bool RegexSearch = true; // (!) 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 PDF text search API call. // See documentation: https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api/1.0/pdf/find.html string query = Uri.EscapeUriString(string.Format( "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/find?password={0}&pages={1}&url={2}&searchString={3}&regexSearch={4}&async={5}", Password, Pages, SourceFileUrl, SearchString, RegexSearch, 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 json 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") { // Execute request string respFileJson = webClient.DownloadString(resultFileUrl); // Parse JSON response JArray jsonFoundInformation = JArray.Parse(respFileJson); // Display found information in console foreach (JToken item in jsonFoundInformation) { Console.WriteLine({code}quot;Found text \"{item["text"]}\" at coordinates {item["left"]}, {item["top"]}"); } break; } else if (status == "success") { // 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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