SelectPdf for .NET - Getting Started - VB.NET / ASP.NET MVC Sample

This sample shows how to create a new PDF document using SelectPdf, how to add a new page to the document and write a simple text on it.

Sample Code VB.NET

Imports SelectPdf

Namespace Controllers
    Public Class GettingStartedController
        Inherits Controller

        ' GET: GettingStarted
        Public Function Index() As ActionResult
            Return View()
        End Function

        Public Function SubmitAction(collection As FormCollection) As ActionResult
            ' create a new pdf document
            Dim doc As New PdfDocument()

            ' add a new page to the document
            Dim page As PdfPage = doc.AddPage()

            ' create a new pdf font
            Dim font As PdfFont = doc.AddFont(PdfStandardFont.Helvetica)
            font.Size = 20

            ' create a new text element and add it to the page
            Dim text As New PdfTextElement(50, 50, "Hello world!", font)

            ' save pdf document
            Dim pdf As Byte() = doc.Save()

            ' close pdf document

            ' return resulted pdf document
            Dim fileResult As FileResult = New FileContentResult(pdf, "application/pdf")
            fileResult.FileDownloadName = "Document.pdf"
            Return fileResult
        End Function
    End Class
End Namespace