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
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Linq
Imports System.Web
Imports System.Web.UI
Imports System.Web.UI.WebControls
Imports SelectPdf

Namespace SelectPdf.Samples
    Public Class conversion_delay
        Inherits System.Web.UI.Page

        Protected Sub BtnCreatePdf_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
            ' read parameters from webpage
            Dim delay As Integer = 0
            Try
                delay = Convert.ToInt32(TxtDelay.Text)
            Catch
            End Try

            Dim timeout As Integer = 0
            Try
                timeout = Convert.ToInt32(TxtTimeout.Text)
            Catch
            End Try

            ' instantiate a html to pdf converter object
            Dim converter As New HtmlToPdf()

            ' specify the number of seconds the conversion is delayed
            converter.Options.MinPageLoadTime = delay

            ' set the page timeout
            converter.Options.MaxPageLoadTime = timeout

            ' create a new pdf document converting an url
            Dim doc As PdfDocument = converter.ConvertUrl(TxtUrl.Text)

            ' save pdf document
            doc.Save(Response, False, "Sample.pdf")

            ' close pdf document
            doc.Close()
        End Sub
    End Class
End Namespace