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How to convert web page to PDF from URL asynchronously for HTML to PDF API in VB.NET with ByteScout Cloud API Server

Learn in simple ways: How to convert web page to PDF from URL asynchronously for HTML to PDF API in VB.NET

We regularly create and update our sample code library so you may quickly learn HTML to PDF API and the step-by-step process in VB.NET. ByteScout Cloud API Server helps with HTML to PDF API in VB.NET. ByteScout Cloud API Server is API server that is ready to use and can be installed and deployed in less than 30 minutes on your own Windows server or server in a cloud. It can save data and files on your local server-based file storage or in Amazon AWS S3 storage. Data is processed solely on the API server and is powered by ByteScout engine, no cloud services or Internet connection is required for data processing..

This simple and easy to understand sample source code in VB.NET for ByteScout Cloud API Server contains different functions and options you should do calling the API to implement HTML to PDF API. Open your VB.NET project and simply copy & paste the code and then run your app! Enjoy writing a code with ready-to-use sample VB.NET codes to implement HTML to PDF API using ByteScout Cloud API Server.

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Module1.vb
      
Imports System.IO Imports System.Net Imports System.Threading 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. ' Cloud API asynchronous "Web Page to PDF" job example. ' Allows to avoid timeout errors when processing huge or scanned PDF documents. Module Module1 ' URL of web page to convert to PDF document. Const SourceUrl As String = "http://www.usa.gov" ' Destination PDF file name Const DestinationFile As String = ".\result.pdf" ' (!) Make asynchronous job Const Async As Boolean = True Sub Main() ' Create standard .NET web client instance Dim webClient As WebClient = New WebClient() ' Prepare URL for `Web Page to PDF` API call Dim query As String = Uri.EscapeUriString(String.Format( "https://localhost/pdf/convert/from/url?name={0}&url={1}&async={2}", Path.GetFileName(DestinationFile), SourceUrl, Async)) 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 ' Asynchronous job ID Dim jobId As String = json("jobId").ToString() ' URL of generated PDF file that will available after the job completion Dim resultFileUrl As String = json("url").ToString() ' Check the job status in a loop. ' If you don't want to pause the main thread you can rework the code ' to use a separate thread for the status checking and completion. Do Dim status As String = CheckJobStatus(jobId) ' Possible statuses: "working", "failed", "aborted", "success". ' Display timestamp and status (for demo purposes) Console.WriteLine(DateTime.Now.ToLongTimeString() + ": " + status) If status = "success" Then ' Download PDF file webClient.DownloadFile(resultFileUrl, DestinationFile) Console.WriteLine("Generated PDF file saved as ""{0}"" file.", DestinationFile) Exit Do ElseIf status = "working" Then ' Pause for a few seconds Thread.Sleep(3000) Else Console.WriteLine(status) Exit Do End If Loop 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 Function CheckJobStatus(jobId As String) As String Using webClient As WebClient = New WebClient() Dim url As String = "https://localhost/job/check?jobid=" + jobId Dim response As String = webClient.DownloadString(url) Dim json As JObject = JObject.Parse(response) return Convert.ToString(json("status")) End Using End Function End Module

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

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