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How to extract attachments from PDF in VB.NET and ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK

The tutorial below will demonstrate how to extract attachments from PDF in VB.NET

Extract attachments from PDF is easy to implement in VB.NET if you use these source codes below. 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 be used to extract attachments from PDF using VB.NET.

This rich sample source code in VB.NET for ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK includes the number of functions and options you should do calling the API to extract attachments from PDF. Just copy and paste the code into your VB.NET application’s code and follow the instruction. Further enhancement of the code will make it more vigorous.

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ExtractAttachments.VS2005.vbproj
      
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <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>{4A4B93A3-FEF6-4469-B506-1A632EB601FF}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <StartupObject>ExtractAttachments.Module1</StartupObject> <RootNamespace>ExtractAttachments</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>ExtractAttachments</AssemblyName> <MyType>Console</MyType> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <DefineDebug>true</DefineDebug> <DefineTrace>true</DefineTrace> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <DocumentationFile>ExtractAttachments.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <DefineDebug>false</DefineDebug> <DefineTrace>true</DefineTrace> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <DocumentationFile>ExtractAttachments.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> </PropertyGroup> <ItemGroup> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDFExtractor, Version=6.10.0.2136, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Deployment" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Import Include="Microsoft.VisualBasic" /> <Import Include="System" /> <Import Include="System.Collections" /> <Import Include="System.Collections.Generic" /> <Import Include="System.Data" /> <Import Include="System.Diagnostics" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Compile Include="Module1.vb" /> <Compile Include="My Project\AssemblyInfo.vb" /> <Compile Include="My Project\Application.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DependentUpon>Application.myapp</DependentUpon> </Compile> <Compile Include="My Project\Resources.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DesignTime>True</DesignTime> <DependentUpon>Resources.resx</DependentUpon> </Compile> <Compile Include="My Project\Settings.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DependentUpon>Settings.settings</DependentUpon> <DesignTimeSharedInput>True</DesignTimeSharedInput> </Compile> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <EmbeddedResource Include="My Project\Resources.resx"> <Generator>VbMyResourcesResXFileCodeGenerator</Generator> <LastGenOutput>Resources.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> <CustomToolNamespace>My.Resources</CustomToolNamespace> <SubType>Designer</SubType> </EmbeddedResource> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Content Include="..\..\attachments.pdf"> <Link>attachments.pdf</Link> <CopyToOutputDirectory>Always</CopyToOutputDirectory> </Content> <None Include="My Project\Application.myapp"> <Generator>MyApplicationCodeGenerator</Generator> <LastGenOutput>Application.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> </None> <None Include="My Project\Settings.settings"> <Generator>SettingsSingleFileGenerator</Generator> <CustomToolNamespace>My</CustomToolNamespace> <LastGenOutput>Settings.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> </None> </ItemGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildBinPath)\Microsoft.VisualBasic.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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ExtractAttachments.VS2008.vbproj
      
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <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>9.0.30729</ProductVersion> <SchemaVersion>2.0</SchemaVersion> <ProjectGuid>{4A4B93A3-FEF6-4469-B506-1A632EB601FF}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <StartupObject>ExtractAttachments.Module1</StartupObject> <RootNamespace>ExtractAttachments</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>ExtractAttachments</AssemblyName> <MyType>Console</MyType> <FileUpgradeFlags> </FileUpgradeFlags> <OldToolsVersion>2.0</OldToolsVersion> <UpgradeBackupLocation> </UpgradeBackupLocation> <PublishUrl>publish\</PublishUrl> <Install>true</Install> <InstallFrom>Disk</InstallFrom> <UpdateEnabled>false</UpdateEnabled> <UpdateMode>Foreground</UpdateMode> <UpdateInterval>7</UpdateInterval> <UpdateIntervalUnits>Days</UpdateIntervalUnits> <UpdatePeriodically>false</UpdatePeriodically> <UpdateRequired>false</UpdateRequired> <MapFileExtensions>true</MapFileExtensions> <ApplicationRevision>0</ApplicationRevision> <ApplicationVersion>1.0.0.%2a</ApplicationVersion> <IsWebBootstrapper>false</IsWebBootstrapper> <UseApplicationTrust>false</UseApplicationTrust> <BootstrapperEnabled>true</BootstrapperEnabled> <TargetFrameworkVersion>v3.5</TargetFrameworkVersion> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <DefineDebug>true</DefineDebug> <DefineTrace>true</DefineTrace> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <DocumentationFile>ExtractAttachments.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <DefineDebug>false</DefineDebug> <DefineTrace>true</DefineTrace> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <DocumentationFile>ExtractAttachments.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> </PropertyGroup> <ItemGroup> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDFExtractor, Version=6.10.0.2136, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> <HintPath>C:\Program Files\Bytescout PDF Extractor SDK\net3.50\Bytescout.PDFExtractor.dll</HintPath> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Core"> <RequiredTargetFramework>3.5</RequiredTargetFramework> </Reference> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Deployment" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Import Include="Microsoft.VisualBasic" /> <Import Include="System" /> <Import Include="System.Collections" /> <Import Include="System.Collections.Generic" /> <Import Include="System.Data" /> <Import Include="System.Diagnostics" /> <Import Include="System.Linq" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Compile Include="Module1.vb" /> <Compile Include="My Project\AssemblyInfo.vb" /> <Compile Include="My Project\Application.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DependentUpon>Application.myapp</DependentUpon> </Compile> <Compile Include="My Project\Resources.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DesignTime>True</DesignTime> <DependentUpon>Resources.resx</DependentUpon> </Compile> <Compile Include="My Project\Settings.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DependentUpon>Settings.settings</DependentUpon> <DesignTimeSharedInput>True</DesignTimeSharedInput> </Compile> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <EmbeddedResource Include="My Project\Resources.resx"> <Generator>VbMyResourcesResXFileCodeGenerator</Generator> <LastGenOutput>Resources.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> <CustomToolNamespace>My.Resources</CustomToolNamespace> <SubType>Designer</SubType> </EmbeddedResource> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Content Include="..\..\attachments.pdf"> <Link>attachments.pdf</Link> <CopyToOutputDirectory>Always</CopyToOutputDirectory> </Content> <None Include="My Project\Application.myapp"> <Generator>MyApplicationCodeGenerator</Generator> <LastGenOutput>Application.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> </None> <None Include="My Project\Settings.settings"> <Generator>SettingsSingleFileGenerator</Generator> <CustomToolNamespace>My</CustomToolNamespace> <LastGenOutput>Settings.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> </None> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <BootstrapperPackage Include="Microsoft.Net.Client.3.5"> <Visible>False</Visible> <ProductName>.NET Framework Client Profile</ProductName> <Install>false</Install> </BootstrapperPackage> <BootstrapperPackage Include="Microsoft.Net.Framework.2.0"> <Visible>False</Visible> <ProductName>.NET Framework 2.0 %28x86%29</ProductName> <Install>true</Install> </BootstrapperPackage> <BootstrapperPackage Include="Microsoft.Net.Framework.3.0"> <Visible>False</Visible> <ProductName>.NET Framework 3.0 %28x86%29</ProductName> <Install>false</Install> </BootstrapperPackage> <BootstrapperPackage Include="Microsoft.Net.Framework.3.5"> <Visible>False</Visible> <ProductName>.NET Framework 3.5</ProductName> <Install>false</Install> </BootstrapperPackage> <BootstrapperPackage Include="Microsoft.Net.Framework.3.5.SP1"> <Visible>False</Visible> <ProductName>.NET Framework 3.5 SP1</ProductName> <Install>false</Install> </BootstrapperPackage> </ItemGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildBinPath)\Microsoft.VisualBasic.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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ExtractAttachments.VS2010.vbproj
      
<?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>9.0.30729</ProductVersion> <SchemaVersion>2.0</SchemaVersion> <ProjectGuid>{4A4B93A3-FEF6-4469-B506-1A632EB601FF}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <StartupObject>ExtractAttachments.Module1</StartupObject> <RootNamespace>ExtractAttachments</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>ExtractAttachments</AssemblyName> <MyType>Console</MyType> <FileUpgradeFlags> </FileUpgradeFlags> <OldToolsVersion>3.5</OldToolsVersion> <UpgradeBackupLocation> </UpgradeBackupLocation> <IsWebBootstrapper>false</IsWebBootstrapper> <TargetFrameworkVersion>v4.0</TargetFrameworkVersion> <PublishUrl>publish\</PublishUrl> <Install>true</Install> <InstallFrom>Disk</InstallFrom> <UpdateEnabled>false</UpdateEnabled> <UpdateMode>Foreground</UpdateMode> <UpdateInterval>7</UpdateInterval> <UpdateIntervalUnits>Days</UpdateIntervalUnits> <UpdatePeriodically>false</UpdatePeriodically> <UpdateRequired>false</UpdateRequired> <MapFileExtensions>true</MapFileExtensions> <ApplicationRevision>0</ApplicationRevision> <ApplicationVersion>1.0.0.%2a</ApplicationVersion> <UseApplicationTrust>false</UseApplicationTrust> <BootstrapperEnabled>true</BootstrapperEnabled> <TargetFrameworkProfile /> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <DefineDebug>true</DefineDebug> <DefineTrace>true</DefineTrace> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <DocumentationFile>ExtractAttachments.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022,42353,42354,42355</NoWarn> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <DefineDebug>false</DefineDebug> <DefineTrace>true</DefineTrace> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <DocumentationFile>ExtractAttachments.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022,42353,42354,42355</NoWarn> </PropertyGroup> <ItemGroup> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDFExtractor, Version=6.10.0.2136, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> <HintPath>C:\Program Files\Bytescout PDF Extractor SDK\net4.00\Bytescout.PDFExtractor.dll</HintPath> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Deployment" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Import Include="Microsoft.VisualBasic" /> <Import Include="System" /> <Import Include="System.Collections" /> <Import Include="System.Collections.Generic" /> <Import Include="System.Data" /> <Import Include="System.Diagnostics" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Compile Include="Module1.vb" /> <Compile Include="My Project\AssemblyInfo.vb" /> <Compile Include="My Project\Application.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DependentUpon>Application.myapp</DependentUpon> </Compile> <Compile Include="My Project\Resources.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DesignTime>True</DesignTime> <DependentUpon>Resources.resx</DependentUpon> </Compile> <Compile Include="My Project\Settings.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DependentUpon>Settings.settings</DependentUpon> <DesignTimeSharedInput>True</DesignTimeSharedInput> </Compile> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <EmbeddedResource Include="My Project\Resources.resx"> <Generator>VbMyResourcesResXFileCodeGenerator</Generator> <LastGenOutput>Resources.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> <CustomToolNamespace>My.Resources</CustomToolNamespace> <SubType>Designer</SubType> </EmbeddedResource> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Content Include="..\..\attachments.pdf"> <Link>attachments.pdf</Link> <CopyToOutputDirectory>Always</CopyToOutputDirectory> </Content> <None Include="My Project\Application.myapp"> <Generator>MyApplicationCodeGenerator</Generator> <LastGenOutput>Application.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> </None> <None Include="My Project\Settings.settings"> <Generator>SettingsSingleFileGenerator</Generator> <CustomToolNamespace>My</CustomToolNamespace> <LastGenOutput>Settings.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> </None> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <BootstrapperPackage Include="Microsoft.Net.Client.3.5"> <Visible>False</Visible> <ProductName>.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Client Profile</ProductName> <Install>false</Install> </BootstrapperPackage> <BootstrapperPackage Include="Microsoft.Net.Framework.2.0"> <Visible>False</Visible> <ProductName>.NET Framework 2.0 %28x86%29</ProductName> <Install>true</Install> </BootstrapperPackage> <BootstrapperPackage Include="Microsoft.Net.Framework.3.0"> <Visible>False</Visible> <ProductName>.NET Framework 3.0 %28x86%29</ProductName> <Install>false</Install> </BootstrapperPackage> <BootstrapperPackage Include="Microsoft.Net.Framework.3.5"> <Visible>False</Visible> <ProductName>.NET Framework 3.5</ProductName> <Install>false</Install> </BootstrapperPackage> <BootstrapperPackage Include="Microsoft.Net.Framework.3.5.SP1"> <Visible>False</Visible> <ProductName>.NET Framework 3.5 SP1</ProductName> <Install>false</Install> </BootstrapperPackage> </ItemGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildBinPath)\Microsoft.VisualBasic.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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Module1.vb
      
Imports Bytescout.PDFExtractor Module Module1 Sub Main() ' Create Bytescout.PDFExtractor.AttachmentExtractor instance Dim extractor = New AttachmentExtractor() extractor.RegistrationName = "demo" extractor.RegistrationKey = "demo" ' Load sample PDF document extractor.LoadDocumentFromFile(".\attachments.pdf") For i As Integer = 0 To extractor.Count - 1 Console.WriteLine("Saving attachment: " + extractor.GetFileName(i)) ' Save attachment to file extractor.Save(i, extractor.GetFileName(i)) Console.WriteLine("File size: " + extractor.GetSize(i).ToString()) Next ' Cleanup extractor.Dispose() End Sub End Module

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