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How to Merge PDF Files in C#, C++, VB.NET and VBScript using PDF Extractor SDK

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This tutorial will show you how to merge multiple PDF files in C#, C++, VB.NET, and VBScript using PDF Extractor SDK.

Check this article also to learn how to split PDF into multiple files.

We’ve listed different code snippet below. Select your programming language:

How to Merge Multiple PDF Documents in C#

The source code sample below will help you merge multiple PDF files in C#. You can also find a video guide at the end of this article.

using System.Diagnostics;
using Bytescout.PDFExtractor;

namespace MergeDocuments
{
	class Program
	{
		static void Main(string[] args)
		{
			string[] inputFiles = new string[] {"sample1.pdf", "sample2.pdf", "sample3.pdf"};

			using (DocumentMerger merger = new DocumentMerger("demo", "demo"))
            {
                merger.Merge(inputFiles, "result.pdf");
            }

			Process.Start("result.pdf");
		}
	}
}

How to Merge Multiple PDF Documents in C++

Check out the following code snippet to learn how you can merge multiple PDF files in C++ programming language.

	#include "stdafx.h"
	#include "comip.h"

	// you may also refer to the tlb from \net4.00\ folder
	// you may also want to include the tlb file into the project so you could compile it and use intellisense for it
	#import "c:\\Program Files\\Bytescout PDF Extractor SDK\\net2.00\\Bytescout.PDFExtractor.tlb" raw_interfaces_only

	using namespace Bytescout_PDFExtractor;

	int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[])
	{
		// Initialize COM.
		HRESULT hr = CoInitializeEx(NULL, COINIT_APARTMENTTHREADED);

		// Create the interface pointer.
		_DocumentSplitterPtr pIDocumentSplitter(__uuidof(DocumentSplitter));

		// Set the registration name and key
		// Note: You should use _bstr_t or BSTR to pass string to the library because of COM requirements
		_bstr_t bstrRegName(L"DEMO"); 
		pIDocumentSplitter->put_RegistrationName(bstrRegName);
		
		_bstr_t bstrRegKey(L"DEMO");
		pIDocumentSplitter->put_RegistrationKey(bstrRegKey);

		// you may enable optimization for extracted pages from documents
		// pIDocumentSplitter->put_OptimizeSplittedDocuments = true;

		// Load sample PDF document
		HRESULT sRes = S_OK;
		//1. extract selected pages (!note: page numbers are 1-based)
		_bstr_t bstrPath(L"..\\..\\sample2.pdf");
		_bstr_t bstrParam(L"page2.pdf");
		sRes = pIDocumentSplitter->ExtractPage(bstrPath, bstrParam, 2);

		// 2. split the doc into 2 parts at page #2
		// (!) Note: page numbers are 1-based
		_bstr_t bstrPathInput(L"..\\..\\sample2.pdf");
		_bstr_t bstrParam1(L"part1.pdf");
		_bstr_t bstrParam2(L"part2.pdf");
		sRes = pIDocumentSplitter->Split(bstrPathInput, bstrParam1, bstrParam2, 2);

		// 3. merge page 2 extracted on step 1 along with base pdf
		// Create the interface pointer.
		_DocumentMergerPtr pIDocumentMerger(__uuidof(DocumentMerger));
		//_bstr_t bstrRegName(L"DEMO"); 
		pIDocumentMerger->put_RegistrationName(bstrRegName);		
		//_bstr_t bstrRegKey(L"DEMO");
		pIDocumentMerger->put_RegistrationKey(bstrRegKey);

		// merge 2 files into the 3rd one
		_bstr_t bstrParamMerge1(L"page2.pdf");
		_bstr_t bstrParamMerge2(L"..\\..\\sample2.pdf");
		_bstr_t bstrParamMergeOutput(L"merged.pdf");

		sRes = pIDocumentMerger->Merge2(bstrParamMerge1, bstrParamMerge2,bstrParamMergeOutput);

		// finally release both instances
		pIDocumentSplitter->Release();
		pIDocumentMerger->Release();

		// uninitialize ActiveX COM support
		CoUninitialize();

		return 0;
	}

How to Merge Multiple PDF Documents in Visual Basic .NET

Check out the following code sample to merge multiple PDF documents in Visual Basic .NET.


Imports Bytescout.PDFExtractor
Imports System.Diagnostics

Class Program
	Friend Shared Sub Main(args As String())
        Dim inputFiles As String() = New String() {"sample1.pdf", "sample2.pdf", "sample3.pdf"}

        Using merger As New DocumentMerger("demo", "demo")
            merger.Merge(inputFiles, "result.pdf")
        End Using

        Process.Start("result.pdf")
    End Sub
End Class

How to Merge Multiple PDF Documents in VBScript (Visual Basic 6)

See the following source code sample to learn how to merge multiple PDF documents in VBScript (Visual Basic 6).

' Create Bytescout.PDFExtractor.DocumentMerger object
Set merger = CreateObject("Bytescout.PDFExtractor.DocumentMerger")
merger.RegistrationName = "demo"
merger.RegistrationKey = "demo"

Dim inputFiles 
inputFiles = Array("..\..\sample1.pdf", "..\..\sample2.pdf", "..\..\sample3.pdf")

merger.Merge inputFiles, "result.pdf"
                
Set merger = Nothing

Though all code snippets are simple and clearly demonstrate the PDF document merging process, let’s review the C# program snippet.

First of all, we’re loading “Bytescout.PDFExtractor” library, If you want to code along you need to have Bytescout SDKs installed in your machine. You can get Bytescout SDKs from this link.

using Bytescout.PDFExtractor;

We are creating an instance of “DocumentMerger” class and passing registration name and key as constructor parameters to it. In this demo, we’re using demo keys, which have their limitations. If you’re using it in production then you need to use your actual keys received upon signing up.

using (DocumentMerger merger = new DocumentMerger("demo", "demo")

Next, we’re passing the input files array and specifying the output file location.

merger.Merge(inputFiles, "result.pdf");

And lastly, we’re opening the result file with the default associated application.

Program output looks like below in action.

That’s all guys. I hope you get an idea of how to merge PDF documents with ByteScout SDKs.

Happy Coding!

Merge PDF Files in C# – Video Guide

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