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The tutorial shows how to find email addresses in PDF using regex in VB.NET

ByteScout tutorials are designed to explain the code for both VB.NET beginners and advanced programmers. ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK is the Software Development Kit (SDK) that is designed to help developers with data extraction from unstructured documents like pdf, tiff, scans, images, scanned and electronic forms. The library is powered by OCR, computer vision and AI to provide unique functionality like table detection, automatic table structure extraction, data restoration, data restructuring and reconstruction. Supports PDF, TIFF, PNG, JPG images as input and can output CSV, XML, JSON formatted data. Includes full set of utilities like pdf splitter, pdf merger, searchable pdf maker. It can be used to find email addresses in PDF using regex using VB.NET.

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FindEmailAddressesRegex.vbproj
      
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Project ToolsVersion="15.0" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003"> <Import Project="$(MSBuildExtensionsPath)\$(MSBuildToolsVersion)\Microsoft.Common.props" Condition="Exists('$(MSBuildExtensionsPath)\$(MSBuildToolsVersion)\Microsoft.Common.props')" /> <PropertyGroup> <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration> <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">AnyCPU</Platform> <ProjectGuid>{80667702-F68F-42E8-AF48-A3F9D8C879CF}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <StartupObject>FindEmailAddressesRegex.Program</StartupObject> <RootNamespace>FindEmailAddressesRegex</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>FindEmailAddressesRegex</AssemblyName> <FileAlignment>512</FileAlignment> <MyType>Console</MyType> <TargetFrameworkVersion>v2.0</TargetFrameworkVersion> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <PlatformTarget>AnyCPU</PlatformTarget> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <DefineDebug>true</DefineDebug> <DefineTrace>true</DefineTrace> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <PlatformTarget>AnyCPU</PlatformTarget> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <DefineDebug>false</DefineDebug> <DefineTrace>true</DefineTrace> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup> <OptionExplicit>On</OptionExplicit> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup> <OptionCompare>Binary</OptionCompare> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup> <OptionStrict>Off</OptionStrict> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup> <OptionInfer>On</OptionInfer> </PropertyGroup> <ItemGroup> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDFExtractor, Version=9.1.0.3170, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> <HintPath>c:\Program Files\Bytescout PDF Extractor SDK\net2.00\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="Program.vb" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <None Include="samplePDF_EmailAddress.pdf"> <CopyToOutputDirectory>Always</CopyToOutputDirectory> </None> </ItemGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildToolsPath)\Microsoft.VisualBasic.targets" /> </Project>

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Program.vb
      
Imports Bytescout.PDFExtractor Module Program Sub Main() Try ' Create Bytescout.PDFExtractor.TextExtractor instance Using extractor As TextExtractor = New TextExtractor() extractor.RegistrationName = "demo" extractor.RegistrationKey = "demo" ' Load sample PDF document extractor.LoadDocumentFromFile("samplePDF_EmailAddress.pdf") ' Enable the regular expression extractor.RegexSearch = True Dim pageCount As Integer = extractor.GetPageCount() ' Search through pages For i As Integer = 0 To pageCount - 1 ' Search Email addresses Dim regexPattern As String = "\b[A-Za-z0-9._%+-]+@[A-Za-z0-9.-]+\.[A-Za-z]{2,6}\b" ' See the complete regular expressions reference at https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/az24scfc(v=vs.110).aspx ' Search each page for the pattern If extractor.Find(i, regexPattern, False) Then Do ' Iterate through each element in the found text For Each element As ISearchResultElement In extractor.FoundText.Elements Console.WriteLine("Found Email Addresses: " & element.Text) Next Loop While extractor.FindNext() End If Next End Using Catch ex As Exception Console.WriteLine("Error: " & ex.Message) End Try Console.WriteLine() Console.WriteLine("Press enter key to continue...") Console.ReadLine() End Sub End Module

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