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How to convert DOCX to PDF in VB.NET using ByteScout PDF SDK

The tutorial below will demonstrate how to convert DOCX to PDF in VB.NET

The sample shows steps and algorithm of how to convert DOCX to PDF and how to make it work in your VB.NET application. ByteScout PDF SDK is the pdf library that can create, update and modify PDF files. Supports text with fonts and style selections, layers, form fields, drawing lines and objects, automatic tables, images. Can be used to create and fill pdf forms. It can convert DOCX to PDF in VB.NET.

This rich sample source code in VB.NET for ByteScout PDF SDK includes the number of functions and options you should do calling the API to convert DOCX to PDF. Follow the instructions from the scratch to work and copy the VB.NET code. Further enhancement of the code will make it more vigorous.

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ConvertDocxToHtml.VS2012.vbproj
      
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Project ToolsVersion="4.0" DefaultTargets="Build" 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>{0B6308CE-5D90-4F33-ABCE-28FFBEDFB2A0}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <StartupObject>ConvertDocxToPdf.Module1</StartupObject> <RootNamespace>ConvertDocxToPdf</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>ConvertDocxToPdf</AssemblyName> <FileAlignment>512</FileAlignment> <MyType>Console</MyType> <TargetFrameworkVersion>v4.5</TargetFrameworkVersion> <TargetFrameworkProfile /> </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> <DocumentationFile>ConvertDocxToPdf.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> <Prefer32Bit>false</Prefer32Bit> </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> <DocumentationFile>ConvertDocxToPdf.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> <Prefer32Bit>false</Prefer32Bit> </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.PDF.Converters"> <HintPath>C:\Program Files\Bytescout PDF SDK\net4.5\Bytescout.PDF.Converters.dll</HintPath> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Deployment" /> <Reference Include="System.Drawing" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> <Reference Include="System.Core" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml.Linq" /> <Reference Include="System.Data.DataSetExtensions" /> </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" /> <Import Include="System.Xml.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> <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> <Content Include="sample.docx"> <CopyToOutputDirectory>Always</CopyToOutputDirectory> </Content> </ItemGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildToolsPath)\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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ConvertDocxToHtml.VS2013.vbproj
      
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Project ToolsVersion="12.0" DefaultTargets="Build" 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>{0B6308CE-5D90-4F33-ABCE-28FFBEDFB2A0}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <StartupObject>ConvertDocxToPdf.Module1</StartupObject> <RootNamespace>ConvertDocxToPdf</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>ConvertDocxToPdf</AssemblyName> <FileAlignment>512</FileAlignment> <MyType>Console</MyType> <TargetFrameworkVersion>v4.5</TargetFrameworkVersion> <TargetFrameworkProfile /> </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> <DocumentationFile>ConvertDocxToPdf.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> <Prefer32Bit>false</Prefer32Bit> </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> <DocumentationFile>ConvertDocxToPdf.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> <Prefer32Bit>false</Prefer32Bit> </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.PDF.Converters"> <HintPath>C:\Program Files\Bytescout PDF SDK\net4.5\Bytescout.PDF.Converters.dll</HintPath> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Deployment" /> <Reference Include="System.Drawing" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> <Reference Include="System.Core" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml.Linq" /> <Reference Include="System.Data.DataSetExtensions" /> </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" /> <Import Include="System.Xml.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> <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> <Content Include="sample.docx"> <CopyToOutputDirectory>Always</CopyToOutputDirectory> </Content> </ItemGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildToolsPath)\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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ConvertDocxToHtml.VS2015.vbproj
      
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Project ToolsVersion="14.0" DefaultTargets="Build" 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>{0B6308CE-5D90-4F33-ABCE-28FFBEDFB2A0}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <StartupObject>ConvertDocxToPdf.Module1</StartupObject> <RootNamespace>ConvertDocxToPdf</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>ConvertDocxToPdf</AssemblyName> <FileAlignment>512</FileAlignment> <MyType>Console</MyType> <TargetFrameworkVersion>v4.5</TargetFrameworkVersion> <TargetFrameworkProfile /> </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> <DocumentationFile>ConvertDocxToPdf.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> <Prefer32Bit>false</Prefer32Bit> </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> <DocumentationFile>ConvertDocxToPdf.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> <Prefer32Bit>false</Prefer32Bit> </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.PDF.Converters"> <HintPath>C:\Program Files\Bytescout PDF SDK\net4.5\Bytescout.PDF.Converters.dll</HintPath> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Deployment" /> <Reference Include="System.Drawing" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> <Reference Include="System.Core" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml.Linq" /> <Reference Include="System.Data.DataSetExtensions" /> </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" /> <Import Include="System.Xml.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> <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> <Content Include="sample.docx"> <CopyToOutputDirectory>Always</CopyToOutputDirectory> </Content> </ItemGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildToolsPath)\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 System.Drawing.Printing Imports Bytescout.PDF.Converters Module Module1 Sub Main() Using converter As New DocxToPdfConverter() converter.PageSize = PaperKind.A4 converter.Orientation = PaperOrientation.Portrait converter.Footer = "<p style=""color: blue;"">FOOTER TEXT</p>" converter.ConvertDocxToPdf("sample.docx", "result.pdf") End Using ' Open result file in default PDF viewer Process.Start("result.pdf") End Sub End Module

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