How to convert PDF to text from URL for PDF to text API in C# and PDF.co Web API

See how to convert PDF to text from URL to have PDF to text API in C#

Every ByteScout tool contains example C# source codes that you can find here or in the folder with installed ByteScout product. PDF.co Web API was made to help with PDF to text API in C#. PDF.co Web API is the flexible Web API that includes full set of functions from e-signature requests to data extraction, OCR, images recognition, pdf splitting and pdf splitting. Can also generate barcodes and read barcodes from images, scans and pdf.

The SDK samples like this one below explain how to quickly make your application do PDF to text API in C# with the help of PDF.co Web API. Sample code in C# is all you need. Copy-paste it to your the code editor, then add a reference to PDF.co Web API and you are ready to try it! Code testing will allow the function to be tested and work properly with your data.

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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 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 = ""; // 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); // Prepare URL for `PDF To TXT` API call string 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, SourceFileUrl)); 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 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()); } } catch (WebException e) { Console.WriteLine(e.ToString()); } webClient.Dispose(); Console.WriteLine(); Console.WriteLine("Press any key..."); Console.ReadKey(); } } }

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <packages> <package id="Newtonsoft.Json" version="10.0.3" targetFramework="net40" /> </packages>

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