How to convert PDF to HTML from uploaded file for PDF to HTML API in C# and PDF.co Web API

How to convert PDF to HTML from uploaded file for PDF to HTML API in C#: Step By Step Tutorial

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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 = "***********************************"; // Source PDF file const string SourceFile = @".\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 HTML file name const string DestinationFile = @".\result.html"; // Set to `true` to get simplified HTML without CSS. Default is the rich HTML keeping the document design. const bool PlainHtml = false; // Set to `true` if your document has the column layout like a newspaper. const bool ColumnLayout = false; 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); // 1. RETRIEVE THE PRESIGNED URL TO UPLOAD THE FILE. // * If you already have the direct file URL, skip to the step 3. // Prepare URL for `Get Presigned URL` API call string query = Uri.EscapeUriString(string.Format( "https://api.pdf.co/v1/file/upload/get-presigned-url?contenttype=application/octet-stream&name={0}", Path.GetFileName(SourceFile))); try { // Execute request string response = webClient.DownloadString(query); // Parse JSON response JObject json = JObject.Parse(response); if (json["error"].ToObject<bool>() == false) { // Get URL to use for the file upload string uploadUrl = json["presignedUrl"].ToString(); string uploadedFileUrl = json["url"].ToString(); // 2. UPLOAD THE FILE TO CLOUD. webClient.Headers.Add("content-type", "application/octet-stream"); webClient.UploadFile(uploadUrl, "PUT", SourceFile); // You can use UploadData() instead if your file is byte[] or Stream webClient.Headers.Remove("content-type"); // 3. CONVERT UPLOADED PDF FILE TO HTML // Prepare URL for `PDF To HTML` API call query = Uri.EscapeUriString(string.Format( "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/convert/to/html?name={0}&password={1}&pages={2}&simple={3}&columns={4}&url={5}", Path.GetFileName(DestinationFile), Password, Pages, PlainHtml, ColumnLayout, uploadedFileUrl)); // Execute request response = webClient.DownloadString(query); // Parse JSON response json = JObject.Parse(response); if (json["error"].ToObject<bool>() == false) { // Get URL of generated HTML file string resultFileUrl = json["url"].ToString(); // Download HTML file webClient.DownloadFile(resultFileUrl, DestinationFile); Console.WriteLine("Generated HTML file saved as \"{0}\" file.", DestinationFile); } else { Console.WriteLine(json["message"].ToString()); } } 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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