How to convert PDF to text from uploaded file for PDF to text API in C# using PDF.co Web API

How to convert PDF to text from uploaded file in C# with easy ByteScout code samples to make PDF to text API. Step-by-step tutorial

Sample source codes below will show you how to cope with a difficult task, for example, PDF to text API in C#. PDF.co Web API helps with PDF to text 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.

Fast application programming interfaces of PDF.co Web API for C# plus the instruction and the code below will help to learn how to convert PDF to text from uploaded file. For implimentation of this functionality, please copy and paste code below into your app using code editor. Then compile and run your app. Test C# sample code examples whether they respond your needs and requirements for the project.

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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 TXT file name const string DestinationFile = @".\result.txt"; 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 a 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 TXT // Prepare URL for `PDF To TXT` API call query = Uri.EscapeUriString(string.Format( "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/convert/to/text?name={0}&password={1}&pages={2}&url={3}", Path.GetFileName(DestinationFile), Password, Pages, uploadedFileUrl)); // Execute request response = webClient.DownloadString(query); // Parse JSON response json = JObject.Parse(response); if (json["error"].ToObject<bool>() == false) { // Get URL of generated TXT file string resultFileUrl = json["url"].ToString(); // Download TXT file webClient.DownloadFile(resultFileUrl, DestinationFile); Console.WriteLine("Generated TXT 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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