SelectPdf for .NET - Use media types with Html to Pdf Converter - VB.NET / ASP.NET MVC Sample

This sample shows how to convert an url to pdf using SelectPdf Pdf Library for .NET and also use a media type during the conversion.

The 2 available media types are Screen and Print. They are useful for pages that use a different set of styles when displayed in browser and when sent to printers.


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Sample Code VB.NET

Imports SelectPdf

Namespace Controllers
    Public Class MediaTypesController
        Inherits Controller

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

        Public Function SubmitAction(collection As FormCollection) As ActionResult
            ' instantiate a html to pdf converter object
            Dim converter As New HtmlToPdf()

            ' set css media type
            converter.Options.CssMediaType =
                    collection("DdlCssMediaType"), True), HtmlToPdfCssMediaType)

            ' create a new pdf document converting an url
            Dim doc As PdfDocument = converter.ConvertUrl(collection("TxtUrl"))

            ' 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