How to convert PDF to XLSX from URL asynchronously for PDF to excel API in C# with PDF.co Web API

How to convert PDF to XLSX from URL asynchronously for PDF to excel API in C#: How To Tutorial

Today you are going to learn how to convert PDF to XLSX from URL asynchronously in C#. PDF.co Web API helps with PDF to excel API in C#. PDF.co Web API is the Rest API that provides set of data extraction functions, tools for documents manipulation, splitting and merging of pdf files. Includes built-in OCR, images recognition, can generate and read barcodes from images, scans and pdf.

C# code samples for C# developers help to speed up the application’s code writing when using PDF.co Web API. For implimentation of this functionality, please copy and paste code below into your app using code editor. Then compile and run your app. Code testing will allow the function to be tested and work properly with your data.

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Program.cs
      
using System; using System.IO; using System.Net; using Newtonsoft.Json.Linq; using System.Threading; // Cloud API asynchronous "PDF To XLSX" job example. // Allows to avoid timeout errors when processing huge or scanned PDF documents. 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-excel/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 = ""; // Destination XLSX file name const string DestinationFile = @".\result.xlsx"; // (!) 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 To XLSX` API call string query = Uri.EscapeUriString(string.Format( "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/convert/to/xlsx?name={0}&password={1}&pages={2}&url={3}&async={4}", Path.GetFileName(DestinationFile), Password, Pages, SourceFileUrl, 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 XLSX 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 XLSX file webClient.DownloadFile(resultFileUrl, DestinationFile); Console.WriteLine("Generated XLSX 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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