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How to convert HTML email to PDF in VB.NET with ByteScout PDF SDK

How to convert HTML email to PDF in VB.NET

This sample source code below will demonstrate you how to convert HTML email to PDF in VB.NET. ByteScout PDF SDK: the SDK for pdf documents generation, modification and updates. Can also generate and fill PDF forms. Provides support for text (fonts, style, size, font family), layers, pdf form fields, vector and raster drawings. It can convert HTML email to PDF in VB.NET.

Fast application programming interfaces of ByteScout PDF SDK for VB.NET plus the instruction and the code below will help you quickly learn how to convert HTML email to PDF. Follow the instructions from the scratch to work and copy the VB.NET code. Implementing VB.NET application typically includes multiple stages of the software development so even if the functionality works please test it with your data and the production environment.

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EmailToPDF_HTMLEmail.sln
      
Microsoft Visual Studio Solution File, Format Version 12.00 # Visual Studio 15 VisualStudioVersion = 15.0.27703.2026 MinimumVisualStudioVersion = 10.0.40219.1 Project("{F184B08F-C81C-45F6-A57F-5ABD9991F28F}") = "EmailToPDF_HTMLEmail", "EmailToPDF_HTMLEmail.vbproj", "{E0A3BA18-AA04-4C1E-AF80-F7232FD8D83E}" EndProject Global GlobalSection(SolutionConfigurationPlatforms) = preSolution Debug|Any CPU = Debug|Any CPU Release|Any CPU = Release|Any CPU EndGlobalSection GlobalSection(ProjectConfigurationPlatforms) = postSolution {E0A3BA18-AA04-4C1E-AF80-F7232FD8D83E}.Debug|Any CPU.ActiveCfg = Debug|Any CPU {E0A3BA18-AA04-4C1E-AF80-F7232FD8D83E}.Debug|Any CPU.Build.0 = Debug|Any CPU {E0A3BA18-AA04-4C1E-AF80-F7232FD8D83E}.Release|Any CPU.ActiveCfg = Release|Any CPU {E0A3BA18-AA04-4C1E-AF80-F7232FD8D83E}.Release|Any CPU.Build.0 = Release|Any CPU EndGlobalSection GlobalSection(SolutionProperties) = preSolution HideSolutionNode = FALSE EndGlobalSection GlobalSection(ExtensibilityGlobals) = postSolution SolutionGuid = {2D9F6905-5255-4BF0-A351-8A0DB3B670F3} EndGlobalSection EndGlobal

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EmailToPDF_HTMLEmail.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>{E0A3BA18-AA04-4C1E-AF80-F7232FD8D83E}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <StartupObject>EmailToPDF_HTMLEmail.Program</StartupObject> <RootNamespace>EmailToPDF_HTMLEmail</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>EmailToPDF_HTMLEmail</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>EmailToPDF_HTMLEmail.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>EmailToPDF_HTMLEmail.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, Version=1.8.2.254, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> <HintPath>c:\Program Files\Bytescout PDF SDK\net4.5\Bytescout.PDF.dll</HintPath> </Reference> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDF.Converters"> <HintPath>c:\Program Files\Bytescout PDF SDK\net4.5\Bytescout.PDF.Converters.dll</HintPath> </Reference> <Reference Include="Microsoft.CSharp" /> <Reference Include="MsgReader, Version=3.4.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3ba01cf3434959fa, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <HintPath>packages\MsgReader.3.4.1\lib\net45\MsgReader.dll</HintPath> </Reference> <Reference Include="OpenMcdf, Version=2.2.1.2, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=fdbb1629d7c00800, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <HintPath>packages\OpenMcdf.2.2.1.3\lib\net40\OpenMcdf.dll</HintPath> </Reference> <Reference Include="RtfPipe, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=317a45ec926873fc, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <HintPath>packages\MsgReader.3.4.1\lib\net45\RtfPipe.dll</HintPath> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Deployment" /> <Reference Include="System.Drawing" /> <Reference Include="System.Security" /> <Reference Include="System.Web" /> <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="HtmlSampleEmail.msg"> <CopyToOutputDirectory>Always</CopyToOutputDirectory> </None> <None Include="packages.config" /> </ItemGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildToolsPath)\Microsoft.VisualBasic.targets" /> </Project>

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Program.vb
      
Imports System.Drawing.Printing Imports System.IO Imports System.Text Imports Bytescout.PDF Imports Bytescout.PDF.Converters Imports Font = Bytescout.PDF.Font Imports SolidBrush = Bytescout.PDF.SolidBrush Module Program Sub Main() Try ' Parse MessageContents using MsgReader Library ' MsgReader library can be obtained from: https://github.com/Sicos1977/MSGReader Using msg = New MsgReader.Outlook.Storage.Message("HtmlSampleEmail.msg") ' Get Sender information Dim from = msg.GetEmailSender(False, False) ' Message sent datetime Dim sentOn = msg.SentOn ' Recipient To information Dim recipientsTo = msg.GetEmailRecipients(MsgReader.Outlook.RecipientType.[To], False, False) ' Recipient CC information Dim recipientsCc = msg.GetEmailRecipients(MsgReader.Outlook.RecipientType.Cc, False, False) ' Recipient BCC information Dim recipientBcc = msg.GetEmailRecipients(MsgReader.Outlook.RecipientType.Bcc, False, False) ' Message subject Dim subject = msg.Subject ' Get Message Body Dim msgBody = msg.BodyHtml ' Prepare PDF docuemnt Using outputDocument As Document = New Document() ' Add registration keys outputDocument.RegistrationName = "demo" outputDocument.RegistrationKey = "demo" ' Add page Dim page As Page = New Page(PaperFormat.A4) outputDocument.Pages.Add(page) ' Default font and brush Dim font As Font = New Font(StandardFonts.Times, 12) Dim brush As Brush = New SolidBrush() ' Add Email contents Dim topMargin As Integer = 0 topMargin += 20 page.Canvas.DrawString({code}quot;File Name: {msg.FileName}", font, brush, 20, topMargin) topMargin += 20 page.Canvas.DrawString({code}quot;From: {from}", font, brush, 20, topMargin) topMargin += 20 page.Canvas.DrawString({code}quot;Sent On: {(If(sentOn.HasValue, sentOn.Value.ToString("MM/dd/yyyy HH:mm"), ""))}", font, brush, 20, topMargin) topMargin += 20 page.Canvas.DrawString({code}quot;To: {recipientsTo}", font, brush, 20, topMargin) If Not String.IsNullOrEmpty(recipientsCc) Then topMargin += 20 page.Canvas.DrawString({code}quot;CC: {recipientsCc}", font, brush, 20, topMargin) End If If Not String.IsNullOrEmpty(recipientBcc) Then topMargin += 20 page.Canvas.DrawString({code}quot;BCC: {recipientBcc}", font, brush, 20, topMargin) End If topMargin += 20 page.Canvas.DrawString({code}quot;Subject: {subject}", font, brush, 20, topMargin) topMargin += 20 page.Canvas.DrawString("Message body in next page.", font, brush, 20, topMargin) ' Convert Html body to PDF in order to retain all formatting. Using converter As HtmlToPdfConverter = New HtmlToPdfConverter() converter.PageSize = PaperKind.A4 converter.Orientation = Bytescout.PDF.Converters.PaperOrientation.Portrait ' Convert input HTML to stream Dim byteArrayBody As Byte() = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(msgBody) Dim inputStream As MemoryStream = New MemoryStream(byteArrayBody) ' Create output stream to store generated PDF file Using outputStream = New MemoryStream() ' Convert HTML to PDF converter.ConvertHtmlToPdf(inputStream, outputStream) ' Create new document from generated output stream Dim docContent As Document = New Document(outputStream) ' Append all pages to main PDF For Each item As Page In docContent.Pages outputDocument.Pages.Add(item) Next ' Open output file outputDocument.Save("result.pdf") ' Open output file Process.Start("result.pdf") End Using End Using End Using End Using Catch ex As Exception Console.WriteLine(ex.Message) Console.WriteLine("Press enter key to exit...") Console.ReadLine() End Try End Sub End Module

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packages.config
      
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <packages> <package id="MsgReader" version="3.4.1" targetFramework="net45" /> <package id="OpenMcdf" version="2.2.1.3" targetFramework="net45" /> </packages>

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