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How to merge PDF documents from urls asynchronously for PDF merging API in VB.NET using ByteScout Cloud API Server

Follow this simple tutorial to learn merge PDF documents from urls asynchronously to have PDF merging API in VB.NET

The sample source codes on this page will show you how to create PDF merging API in VB.NET. ByteScout Cloud API Server was designed to assist PDF merging API in VB.NET. ByteScout Cloud API Server is the ready to use Web API Server that can be deployed in less than 30 minutes into your own in-house server 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 buil-in ByteScout powered engine, no cloud services are used to process your data!.

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 PDF merging API. Follow the tutorial and copy – paste code for VB.NET into your project’s code editor. Further improvement of the code will make it more robust.

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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 "Merge PDF" job example. ' Allows to avoid timeout errors when processing huge or scanned PDF documents. Module Module1 ' Direct URLs of PDF files to merge Dim SourceFiles As String() = { "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-merge/sample1.pdf", "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-merge/sample2.pdf"} ' 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 `Merge PDF` API call Dim query As String = Uri.EscapeUriString(String.Format( "https://localhost/pdf/merge?name={0}&url={1}&async={2}", Path.GetFileName(DestinationFile), String.Join(",", SourceFiles), 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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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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