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How to add text and images to PDF in VB.NET using ByteScout Cloud API Server

Continuous learning is a crucial part of computer science and this tutorial shows how to add text and images to PDF in VB.NET

The coding instructions are formulated to help you to try-out the features without the requirement to write your own code. ByteScout Cloud API Server is the ready to deploy Web API Server that can be deployed in less than thirty minutes into your own in-house Windows server (no Internet connnection is required to process data!) or into private cloud server. Can store data on in-house local server based storage or in Amazon AWS S3 bucket. Processing data solely on the server using built-in ByteScout powered engine, no cloud services are used to process your data!. It can be applied to add text and images to PDF using VB.NET.

The SDK samples given below describe how to quickly make your application do add text and images to PDF in VB.NET with the help of ByteScout Cloud API Server. Simply copy and paste in your VB.NET project or application you and then run your app! Further improvement of the code will make it more robust.

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Module1.vb
      
Imports System.IO Imports System.Net Imports Newtonsoft.Json.Linq ' Please NOTE: In this sample we're assuming Cloud Api Server is hosted at "https://localhost". ' If it's not then please replace this with with your hosting url. Module Module1 ' Direct URL of source PDF file. Const SourceFileUrl As String = "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-edit/sample.pdf" ' Comma-separated list of page indices (Or ranges) to process. Leave empty for all pages. Example '0,2-5,7-'. Const Pages As String = "" ' PDF document password. Leave empty for unprotected documents. Const Password As String = "" ' Destination PDF file name Const DestinationFile As String = ".\result.pdf" ' Image params Private Const Type1 As String = "image" Private Const Width1 As Int32 = 119 Private Const Height1 As Int32 = 32 Private Const ImageUrl As String = "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-edit/logo.png" Sub Main() ' Create standard .NET web client instance Dim webClient As WebClient = New WebClient() ' Find Text coordinates to add image Dim oCoordinates = FindCoordinates(SourceFileUrl, "Your Company Name") Dim X1 As Int32 = 450 Dim Y1 As Int32 = oCoordinates.y ' * Add image * ' Prepare URL for `PDF Edit` API call Dim query As String = Uri.EscapeUriString(String.Format( "https://localhost/pdf/edit/add?name={0}&password={1}&pages={2}&url={3}&type={4}&x={5}&y={6}&width={7}&height={8}&urlimage={9}", Path.GetFileName(DestinationFile), Password, Pages, SourceFileUrl, Type1, X1, Y1, Width1, Height1, ImageUrl)) Try ' Execute request Dim response As String = webClient.DownloadString(query) ' Parse JSON response Dim json As JObject = JObject.Parse(response) If json("error").ToObject(Of Boolean) = False Then ' Get URL of generated PDF file Dim resultFileUrl As String = json("url").ToString() ' Download PDF file webClient.DownloadFile(resultFileUrl, DestinationFile) Console.WriteLine("Generated PDF file saved as ""{0}"" file.", DestinationFile) Else Console.WriteLine(json("message").ToString()) End If Catch ex As WebException Console.WriteLine(ex.ToString()) End Try webClient.Dispose() Console.WriteLine() Console.WriteLine("Press any key...") Console.ReadKey() End Sub ''' <summary> ''' Find result coordinates ''' </summary> Function FindCoordinates(ByVal SourceFileUrl As String, ByVal SearchString As String) As ResultCoOrdinates Dim oResult As New ResultCoOrdinates() ' Create standard .NET web client instance Dim webClient As WebClient = New WebClient() ' Prepare URL for PDF text search API call. Dim query As String = Uri.EscapeUriString( String.Format("https://localhost/pdf/find?url={0}&searchString={1}", SourceFileUrl, SearchString)) Try ' Execute request Dim response As String = webClient.DownloadString(query) ' Parse JSON response Dim json As JObject = JObject.Parse(response) If json("error").ToObject(Of Boolean) = False Then Dim item = json("body")(0) oResult.x = item("left") oResult.y = item("top") oResult.width = item("width") oResult.height = item("height") End If Catch ex As WebException Console.WriteLine(ex.ToString()) End Try webClient.Dispose() Return oResult End Function Class ResultCoOrdinates Public x As Integer Public y As Integer Public width As Integer Public height As Integer End Class End Module

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packages.config
      
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <packages> <package id="Newtonsoft.Json" version="10.0.3" targetFramework="net40" /> </packages>

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