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Imports Bytescout.PDFExtractor Class Program Friend Shared Sub Main(args As String()) ' Create Bytescout.PDFExtractor.CSVExtractor instance Dim csvExtractor As New CSVExtractor() csvExtractor.RegistrationName = "demo" csvExtractor.RegistrationKey = "demo" ' Create Bytescout.PDFExtractor.TableDetector instance Dim tableDetector As New TableDetector() tableDetector.RegistrationName = "demo" tableDetector.RegistrationKey = "demo" ' We should define what kind of tables we should detect. ' So we set min required number of columns to 3 ... tableDetector.DetectionMinNumberOfColumns = 3 ' ... and we set min required number of rows to 3 tableDetector.DetectionMinNumberOfRows = 3 ' Set table detection mode to "bordered tables" - best for tables with closed solid borders. tableDetector.ColumnDetectionMode = ColumnDetectionMode.BorderedTables ' Load sample PDF document csvExtractor.LoadDocumentFromFile(".\sample3.pdf") tableDetector.LoadDocumentFromFile(".\sample3.pdf") ' Get page count Dim pageCount As Integer = tableDetector.GetPageCount() ' Iterate through pages For i As Integer = 0 To pageCount - 1 Dim t As Integer = 1 ' Find first table and continue if found If (tableDetector.FindTable(i)) Then Do ' Set extraction area for CSV extractor to rectangle received from the table detector csvExtractor.SetExtractionArea(tableDetector.FoundTableLocation) ' Export the table to CSV file csvExtractor.SavePageCSVToFile(i, "page-" + i.ToString() + "-table-" + t.ToString() + ".csv") t = t + 1 Loop While tableDetector.FindNextTable() End If Next ' Cleanup csvExtractor.Dispose() tableDetector.Dispose() ' Open first output file in default associated application (for demo purposes) System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("page-0-table-1.csv") End Sub End Class