Convert from HTML to PDF in CSharp VB and ASP.NET with a Free 3rd Party Library

Converting from html to pdf is not an easy task. There are some tools that can do that, but most of them cost thousands of dollars. SelectPdf offers a Community Edition (FREE) of the powerful Html To Pdf Converter for .NET that can be found in the full featured pdf library.

 
 
 
 
 
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C#
VB.NET
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using SelectPdf;

namespace SelectPdf.Samples
{
    public partial class pdf_converter_properties : System.Web.UI.Page
    {
        protected void BtnCreatePdf_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            // instantiate a html to pdf converter object
            HtmlToPdf converter = new HtmlToPdf();

            // create a new pdf document converting an url
            PdfDocument doc = converter.ConvertUrl(TxtUrl.Text);

            // get conversion result (contains document info from the web page)
            HtmlToPdfResult result = converter.ConversionResult;

            // set the document properties
            doc.DocumentInformation.Title = result.WebPageInformation.Title;
            doc.DocumentInformation.Subject = result.WebPageInformation.Description;
            doc.DocumentInformation.Keywords = result.WebPageInformation.Keywords;

            doc.DocumentInformation.Author = "Select.Pdf Samples";
            doc.DocumentInformation.CreationDate = DateTime.Now;

            // save pdf document
            doc.Save(Response, false, "Sample.pdf");

            // close pdf document
            doc.Close();
        }
    }
}