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 automatic_bookmarks : System.Web.UI.Page
    {
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            if (!IsPostBack)
            {
                string url = Page.ResolveUrl("~/files/document.html");
                TxtUrl.Text = (new Uri(Request.Url, url)).AbsoluteUri;
                LnkTest.NavigateUrl = url;
            }
        }

        protected void BtnCreatePdf_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            // instantiate a html to pdf converter object
            HtmlToPdf converter = new HtmlToPdf();

            // set the css selectors for the automatic bookmarks
            converter.Options.PdfBookmarkOptions.CssSelectors = 
                TxtElements.Text.Split(new char[] { ',' });

            // display the bookmarks when the document is opened in a viewer
            converter.Options.ViewerPreferences.PageMode = PdfViewerPageMode.UseOutlines;

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

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

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