The SDK samples given below describe how to quickly make your application do extract text by columns from pdf with pdf extractor sdk in VB.NET with the help of ByteScout PDF Suite. IF you want to implement the functionality, just copy and paste this code for VB.NET below into your code editor with your app, compile and run your application. Use of ByteScout PDF Suite in VB.NET is also described in the documentation included along with the product.
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Imports Bytescout.PDFExtractor Class Program Friend Shared Sub Main(args As String()) ' Create Bytescout.PDFExtractor.TextExtractor instance Dim extractor As New TextExtractor() extractor.RegistrationName = "demo" extractor.RegistrationKey = "demo" ' Load sample PDF document extractor.LoadDocumentFromFile(".\columns.pdf") ' Extract text by columns (useful if PDF document is designed in column layout like a newspaper) extractor.ExtractColumnByColumn = true ' Save extracted text to file extractor.SaveTextToFile(".\result.txt") ' Cleanup extractor.Dispose() ' Open result file in default associated application (for demo purposes) System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(".\result.txt") End Sub End Class