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I have created an c# application to convert HTML file to PDF.
For conversion I have used an external exe named wkhtmltopdf(an executable file) to convert HTML to PDF.
I used class Process to call the exe and everything is working fine.

Now I wanted to show progress bar displaying so and so percentage is completed, because converting large HTML to PDF takes time.

Reply me with how can I achieve the same.
Updated 6-May-14 2:56am
Maciej Los 6-May-14 7:39am    
Re-write wkhtmltopdf file and call window with progress bar while html file is converted to pdf.<br>
What have you tried? Where are ou stuck? What's the problem?
lukeer 6-May-14 7:40am    
You have two tasks here:
1) get the information
2) display the information
Where are you stuck?
Sunasara Imdadhusen 6-May-14 8:22am    
Where is your code. does your third party code provide progress information for the same?
Muthu Nadar 6-May-14 9:05am    
Below is the code i used to call exe

var p = new System.Diagnostics.Process()
StartInfo =
FileName = pdfHtmlToPdfExePath,
Arguments = urlsSeparatedBySpaces + " " + outputFilename,
UseShellExecute = false,
RedirectStandardOutput = true,
RedirectStandardError = true,
RedirectStandardInput = true,
WorkingDirectory = outputFolder

var errorOutput = p.StandardError.ReadToEnd();

Additionally, I have used below code to read status from the console window,
while (p.HasExited)
Muthu Nadar 7-May-14 4:22am    
Further I have tried using threading and Backgroundworker, but un successful

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you can achieve by these link
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CHill60 6-May-14 9:06am    
Surely this will only work if the 3rd party tool the OP is using provides Callbacks ?

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