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.

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How to merge multiple PDF documents in C#

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++

	#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


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)

' 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

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