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How to find text in PDF in C# with ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK

How to code in C# to find text in PDF with this step-by-step tutorial

These source code samples are listed and grouped by their programming language and functions they use. ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK is the SDK that helps developers to extract data from unstructured documents, pdf, images, scanned and electronic forms. Includes AI functions like automatic table detection, automatic table extraction and restructuring, text recognition and text restoration from pdf and scanned documents. Includes PDF to CSV, PDF to XML, PDF to JSON, PDF to searchable PDF functions as well as methods for low level data extraction. It can find text in PDF in C#.

You will save a lot of time on writing and testing code as you may just take the C# code from ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK for find text in PDF below and use it in your application. In order to implement the functionality, you should copy and paste this code for C# below into your code editor with your app, compile and run your application. Code testing will allow the function to be tested and work properly with your data.

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FindText.NETCore.csproj
      
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Project Sdk="Microsoft.NET.Sdk"> <PropertyGroup> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <TargetFramework>netcoreapp2.0</TargetFramework> <EnableDefaultCompileItems>false</EnableDefaultCompileItems> <GenerateAssemblyCompanyAttribute>false</GenerateAssemblyCompanyAttribute> <GenerateAssemblyConfigurationAttribute>false</GenerateAssemblyConfigurationAttribute> <GenerateAssemblyFileVersionAttribute>false</GenerateAssemblyFileVersionAttribute> <GenerateAssemblyInformationalVersionAttribute>false</GenerateAssemblyInformationalVersionAttribute> <GenerateAssemblyProductAttribute>false</GenerateAssemblyProductAttribute> <GenerateAssemblyTitleAttribute>false</GenerateAssemblyTitleAttribute> <GenerateAssemblyVersionAttribute>false</GenerateAssemblyVersionAttribute> <GenerateAssemblyCopyrightAttribute>false</GenerateAssemblyCopyrightAttribute> <GenerateAssemblyTrademarkAttribute>false</GenerateAssemblyTrademarkAttribute> <GenerateAssemblyCultureAttribute>false</GenerateAssemblyCultureAttribute> <GenerateAssemblyDescriptionAttribute>false</GenerateAssemblyDescriptionAttribute> </PropertyGroup> <ItemGroup> <Compile Include="Program.cs" /> <Compile Include="Properties\AssemblyInfo.cs" /> <None Include="..\..\sample1.pdf"> <CopyToOutputDirectory>Always</CopyToOutputDirectory> </None> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <PackageReference Include="Microsoft.Windows.Compatibility" Version="2.0.0" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDFExtractor"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> <HintPath>c:\Program Files\Bytescout PDF Extractor SDK\netcoreapp2.0\Bytescout.PDFExtractor.dll</HintPath> </Reference> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDFExtractor.OCRExtension"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> <HintPath>c:\Program Files\Bytescout PDF Extractor SDK\netcoreapp2.0\Bytescout.PDFExtractor.OCRExtension.dll</HintPath> </Reference> </ItemGroup> </Project>

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FindText.VS2005.csproj
      
<Project DefaultTargets="Build" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003"> <PropertyGroup> <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration> <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">AnyCPU</Platform> <ProductVersion>8.0.50727</ProductVersion> <SchemaVersion>2.0</SchemaVersion> <ProjectGuid>{25E68A98-BA0D-428D-99F4-0ED8C42DD41C}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <AppDesignerFolder>Properties</AppDesignerFolder> <RootNamespace>FindText</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>FindText</AssemblyName> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <Optimize>false</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>DEBUG;TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <ItemGroup> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDFExtractor, Version=1.0.0.12, Culture=neutral, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Drawing" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Compile Include="Program.cs" /> <Compile Include="Properties\AssemblyInfo.cs" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Content Include="..\..\sample1.pdf"> <CopyToOutputDirectory>Always</CopyToOutputDirectory> <Link>sample1.pdf</Link> </Content> </ItemGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildBinPath)\Microsoft.CSharp.targets" /> <!-- To modify your build process, add your task inside one of the targets below and uncomment it. Other similar extension points exist, see Microsoft.Common.targets. <Target Name="BeforeBuild"> </Target> <Target Name="AfterBuild"> </Target> --> </Project>

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FindText.VS2008.csproj
      
<Project DefaultTargets="Build" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003" ToolsVersion="3.5"> <PropertyGroup> <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration> <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">AnyCPU</Platform> <ProductVersion>9.0.21022</ProductVersion> <SchemaVersion>2.0</SchemaVersion> <ProjectGuid>{25E68A98-BA0D-428D-99F4-0ED8C42DD41C}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <AppDesignerFolder>Properties</AppDesignerFolder> <RootNamespace>FindText</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>FindText</AssemblyName> <OldToolsVersion>2.0</OldToolsVersion> <TargetFrameworkVersion>v3.5</TargetFrameworkVersion> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <Optimize>false</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>DEBUG;TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <ItemGroup> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDFExtractor, Version=1.0.0.12, Culture=neutral, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Drawing" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Compile Include="Program.cs" /> <Compile Include="Properties\AssemblyInfo.cs" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Content Include="..\..\sample1.pdf"> <CopyToOutputDirectory>Always</CopyToOutputDirectory> <Link>sample1.pdf</Link> </Content> </ItemGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildToolsPath)\Microsoft.CSharp.targets" /> <!-- To modify your build process, add your task inside one of the targets below and uncomment it. Other similar extension points exist, see Microsoft.Common.targets. <Target Name="BeforeBuild"> </Target> <Target Name="AfterBuild"> </Target> --> </Project>

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FindText.VS2010.csproj
      
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Project DefaultTargets="Build" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003" ToolsVersion="4.0"> <PropertyGroup> <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration> <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">AnyCPU</Platform> <ProductVersion> </ProductVersion> <SchemaVersion>2.0</SchemaVersion> <ProjectGuid>{25E68A98-BA0D-428D-99F4-0ED8C42DD41C}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <AppDesignerFolder>Properties</AppDesignerFolder> <RootNamespace>FindText</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>FindText</AssemblyName> <OldToolsVersion>3.5</OldToolsVersion> <TargetFrameworkVersion>v4.0</TargetFrameworkVersion> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <Optimize>false</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>DEBUG;TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <ItemGroup> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDFExtractor, Version=1.0.0.12, Culture=neutral, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Drawing" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Compile Include="Program.cs" /> <Compile Include="Properties\AssemblyInfo.cs" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Content Include="..\..\sample1.pdf"> <CopyToOutputDirectory>Always</CopyToOutputDirectory> <Link>sample1.pdf</Link> </Content> </ItemGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildToolsPath)\Microsoft.CSharp.targets" /> <!-- To modify your build process, add your task inside one of the targets below and uncomment it. Other similar extension points exist, see Microsoft.Common.targets. <Target Name="BeforeBuild"> </Target> <Target Name="AfterBuild"> </Target> --> </Project>

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Program.cs
      
using System; using System.Drawing; using Bytescout.PDFExtractor; namespace FindText { class Program { static void Main(string[] args) { // Create Bytescout.PDFExtractor.TextExtractor instance TextExtractor extractor = new TextExtractor(); extractor.RegistrationName = "demo"; extractor.RegistrationKey = "demo"; // Load sample PDF document extractor.LoadDocumentFromFile(@".\sample1.pdf"); // Set the matching mode. // WordMatchingMode.None - treats the search string as substring // WordMatchingMode.ExactMatch - treats the search string as separate word // WordMatchingMode.SmartMatch - will find the word in various forms (like Adobe Reader). extractor.WordMatchingMode = WordMatchingMode.ExactMatch; int pageCount = extractor.GetPageCount(); for (int i = 0; i < pageCount; i++) { // Search each page for "ipsum" string if (extractor.Find(i, "ipsum", false)) { do { Console.WriteLine(""); Console.WriteLine("Found on page " + i + " at location " + extractor.FoundText.Bounds.ToString()); Console.WriteLine(""); // Iterate through each element in the found text foreach (SearchResultElement element in extractor.FoundText.Elements) { Console.WriteLine ("Element #" + element.Index + " at left=" + element.Left + "; top=" + element.Top + "; width=" + element.Width + "; height=" + element.Height); Console.WriteLine ("Text: " + element.Text); Console.WriteLine ("Font is bold: " + element.FontIsBold); Console.WriteLine ("Font is italic:" + element.FontIsItalic); Console.WriteLine ( "Font name: " + element.FontName); Console.WriteLine ( "Font size:" + element.FontSize); Console.WriteLine ( "Font color:" + element.FontColor); } } while (extractor.FindNext()); } } // Cleanup extractor.Dispose(); Console.WriteLine(); Console.WriteLine("Press any key to continue..."); Console.ReadLine(); } } }

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