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Convert text into PDF using ASP.NET and C#

, 16 Dec 2011 CPOL
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Text to PDF Convert

Quote: First of all, download the DLL file (itextsharp). You can download it from here. Then open a new project in ASP.NET where language is C# .NET. Right click on the project name and select "Add Reference". Then browse the DLL file. Now go to your .aspx page and drag a label or textbox and a button. Our aim is, there will be some text in the label or textbox and when we click the button, it will create a PDF file having the text in it. Here, I am using a Label for HTML format and my label name is lblArticle. And I have created a folder in my project named pdf.


Now go to your .cs page, add the namespace, and copy the following code:

using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.IO;
using iTextSharp.text;
using iTextSharp.text.pdf;
using iTextSharp.text.html;
using iTextSharp.text.xml; 

Then go to your button click event and copy the following code:

Document document = new Document();
 
try
{ 
    PdfWriter.GetInstance(document, new FileStream(Server.MapPath("~/") + "pdf/" + "print.pdf", FileMode.Create));
    document.Open();
 
    List<ielement> htmlarraylist = iTextSharp.text.html.simpleparser.HTMLWorker.ParseToList(
                      new StringReader(lblArticle.Text), null);
 
    for (int k = 0; k < htmlarraylist.Count; k++)
    {
        document.Add((IElement)htmlarraylist[k]);
 
    }
 
    Paragraph mypara = new Paragraph(); 
    document.Add(mypara);
 
    document.Close();
 
    Response.Redirect("~/pdf/print.pdf");
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
    lblArticle.Text = ex.Message;
}

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Sayed Irfanul Hasan
Software Developer (Senior) Grameen Communications
Bangladesh Bangladesh
I have been working in .Net platform over 4 years, I am expert in both Desktop and Web Application. I used both C# and VB for my code. I love to face challenge in coding, because I always believe that "Failure doesn't kill you... it increases your desire to make something happen.
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GeneralThanks Pin
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QuestionHow to write Dynamically created japanese to pdf Pin
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Questionthanks for sharing Pin
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QuestionNot able to parse background color style Pin
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AnswerRe: Not able to parse background color style Pin
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GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
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Suggestionpowerful c# ASP.NET library to convert anything a browser can render to PDF, SVG or IMAGE Pin
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Generalvery good explanation......... Pin
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GeneralReason for my vote of 5 nice work Pin
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GeneralBe careful about using iTextSharp. It has some rather unusua... Pin
DaveRRR21-Nov-11 10:04
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Generalielement error "the type or namespace could not be found" ho... Pin
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GeneralRe: At first you have to download the itextsharp.dll file. You c... Pin
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GeneralRe: Add NameSpace using System.Collections.Generic; and replac... Pin
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GeneralReason for my vote of 4 Concise and well written. Screen sho... Pin
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GeneralBut how to COnvert HTML page into PDF ???????? Pin
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GeneralRe: good.... Pin
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GeneralRe: But how to COnvert HTML page into PDF ???????? Pin
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Generalassa Pin
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