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# ByteScout Text Recognition SDK – VB.NET – Recognize Text From Document

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## How to recognize text from document in VB.NET with ByteScout Text Recognition SDK

### How to code in VB.NET to recognize text from document with this step-by-step tutorial

Learn how to recognize text from document in VB.NET with this source code sample. ByteScout Text Recognition SDK is the software development kit for automatic text recognition and OCR from pdf documents and images. Can recognize English and non-English languages. It can recognize text from document in VB.NET.

Fast application programming interfaces of ByteScout Text Recognition SDK for VB.NET plus the instruction and the code below will help you quickly learn how to recognize text from document. This VB.NET sample code is all you need for your app. Just copy and paste the code, add references (if needs to) and you are all set! You can use these VB.NET sample examples in one or many applications.

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##### Module1.vb
```      Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Imports Bytescout.TextRecognition

Module Module1

Sub Main()

Dim inputDocument As String = ".\invoice-sample.png"
Dim outputDocument As String = ".\result.txt"

' Create and activate TextRecognizer instance
Using textRecognizer As TextRecognizer = New TextRecognizer("demo", "demo")

Try
' Load document (image or PDF)

' Set the location of OCR language data files
textRecognizer.OCRLanguageDataFolder = "c:\Program Files\ByteScout Text Recognition SDK\ocrdata_best\"

' Set OCR language.
' "eng" for english, "deu" for German, "fra" for French, "spa" for Spanish, etc. - according to files in "ocrdata" folder
' Find more language files at https://github.com/bytescout/ocrdata
textRecognizer.OCRLanguage = "eng"

' Recognize text from all pages and save it to file
textRecognizer.SaveText(outputDocument)

' Open the result file in default associated application (for demo purposes)
Process.Start(outputDocument)

Catch exception As Exception

Console.WriteLine(exception)

End Try

End Using

End Sub

End Module

```

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