SelectPdf for .NET - Convert from Html Code to Image - VB.NET / ASP.NET MVC Sample

This sample shows how to use SelectPdf html to image converter to convert raw html code to PNG, JPEG or BMP, also setting a few properties.

Html Code:

Base Url:

Image Format:

Web Page Width:

Web Page Height:
(leave empty to auto detect)

Sample Code VB.NET

Imports SelectPdf
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Drawing.Imaging

Namespace Controllers
    Public Class ConvertHtmlCodeToImageController
        Inherits Controller

        ' GET: ConvertHtmlCodeToImage
        Public Function Index() As ActionResult
            Dim stringdata As String = ""

            stringdata = "<html>" & vbCr & vbLf & "    <body>" _
                & vbCr & vbLf & "        Hello World from" _
                & vbCr & vbLf & "    </body>" _
                & vbCr & vbLf & "</html>" & vbCr & vbLf
            ViewData.Add("TxtHtmlCode", stringdata)
            Return View()
        End Function

        Public Function SubmitAction(collection As FormCollection) As ActionResult
            ' read parameters from the webpage
            Dim htmlString As String = collection("TxtHtmlCode")
            Dim baseUrl As String = collection("TxtBaseUrl")

            Dim image_format As String = collection("DdlImageFormat")
            Dim imgFormat As ImageFormat = ImageFormat.Png
            If image_format = "jpg" Then
                imgFormat = ImageFormat.Jpeg
            ElseIf image_format = "bmp" Then
                imgFormat = ImageFormat.Bmp
            End If

            Dim webPageWidth As Integer = 1024
                webPageWidth = Convert.ToInt32(collection("TxtWidth"))
            End Try

            Dim webPageHeight As Integer = 0
                webPageHeight = Convert.ToInt32(collection("TxtHeight"))
            End Try

            ' instantiate a html to image converter object
            Dim imgConverter As New HtmlToImage()

            ' set converter options
            imgConverter.WebPageWidth = webPageWidth
            imgConverter.WebPageHeight = webPageHeight

            ' create a new image converting an url
            Dim image As System.Drawing.Image =
                imgConverter.ConvertHtmlString(htmlString, baseUrl)

            ' get image bytes
            Dim img As Byte() = ImageToByteArray(image, imgFormat)

            ' return resulted image
            Dim fileResult As FileResult = New FileContentResult(img,
                        "image/" + imgFormat.ToString().ToLower())
            fileResult.FileDownloadName =
                        Convert.ToString("image.") & image_format
            Return fileResult
        End Function

        Private Function ImageToByteArray(
                            imageIn As System.Drawing.Image,
                            imageFormat As ImageFormat) As Byte()
            Dim ms As New MemoryStream()
            imageIn.Save(ms, imageFormat)
            Return ms.ToArray()
        End Function
    End Class
End Namespace