PDF to XML API in VB.NET and PDF.co Web API

PDF to XML API in VB.NET

Sample source codes below will show you how to cope with a difficult task, for example, PDF to XML API in VB.NET. PDF.co Web API was made to help with PDF to XML API in VB.NET. 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.

VB.NET code snippet like this for PDF.co Web API works best when you need to quickly implement PDF to XML API in your VB.NET application. Follow the instruction from the scratch to work and copy and paste code for VB.NET into your editor. Code testing will allow the function to be tested and work properly with your data.

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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 = "***********************************" ' Direct URL of source PDF file. Const SourceFileUrl As String = "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-to-xml/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 XML file name Const DestinationFile As String = ".\result.xml" ' Sample profile that sets advanced conversion options ' Advanced options are properties of XMLExtractor class from ByteScout XML Extractor SDK used in the back-end: ' https//cdn.bytescout.com/help/BytescoutPDFExtractorSDK/html/6f2b5e9c-ba15-f9fe-192b-c3e31ec4a0ee.htm ReadOnly Profiles = File.ReadAllText("profile.json") 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) ' Prepare URL for `PDF To XML` API call Dim query As String = Uri.EscapeUriString(String.Format( "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/convert/to/xml?name={0}&password={1}&pages={2}&url={3}&profiles={4}", Path.GetFileName(DestinationFile), Password, Pages, SourceFileUrl, Profiles)) 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 of generated XML file Dim resultFileUrl As String = json("url").ToString() ' Download XML file webClient.DownloadFile(resultFileUrl, DestinationFile) Console.WriteLine("Generated XML file saved as ""{0}"" file.", DestinationFile) Else Console.WriteLine(json("message").ToString()) 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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