How to convert PDF to text from uploaded file for PDF to text API in VB.NET using PDF.co Web API

How to convert PDF to text from uploaded file for PDF to text API in VB.NET: How To Tutorial

ByteScout tutorials explain the code material for beginners and advanced programmers who are using VB.NET. PDF to text API in VB.NET can be implemented with PDF.co Web API. 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.

The SDK samples like this one below explain how to quickly make your application do PDF to text API in VB.NET with the help of PDF.co Web API. Open your VB.NET project and simply copy & paste the code and then run your app! Use of PDF.co Web API in VB.NET is also explained in the documentation included along with the product.

PDF.co Web API – free trial version is on available our website. Also, there are other code samples to help you with your VB.NET application included into trial version.

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Module1.vb
      
Imports System.IO Imports System.Net Imports Newtonsoft.Json.Linq Module Module1 ' The authentication key (API Key). ' Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api Const API_KEY As String = "***********************************" ' Source PDF file const SourceFile as String = ".\sample.pdf" ' Comma-separated list of page indices (or ranges) to process. Leave empty for all pages. Example: '0,2-5,7-'. const Pages as String = "" ' PDF document password. Leave empty for unprotected documents. const Password As String = "" ' Destination TXT file name const DestinationFile as String = ".\result.txt" Sub Main() ' Create standard .NET web client instance Dim webClient As 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 Dim query As string = 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 Dim response As string = webClient.DownloadString(query) ' Parse JSON response Dim json As JObject = JObject.Parse(response) If json("error").ToObject(Of Boolean) = False Then ' Get URL to use for the file upload Dim uploadUrl As string = json("presignedUrl").ToString() ' Get URL of uploaded file to use with later API calls Dim uploadedFileUrl As string = 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 array or Stream ' 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(Of Boolean) = False Then ' Get URL of generated TXT file Dim resultFileUrl As string = 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()) End If End If Catch ex As WebException Console.WriteLine(ex.ToString()) End Try webClient.Dispose() Console.WriteLine() Console.WriteLine("Press any key...") Console.ReadKey() End Sub End Module

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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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