SelectPdf for .NET - Pdf Html Element - C# / ASP.NET MVC Sample

HTML content can be added to a pdf document in several ways. If a complex document is created that will contain several types of pdf elements and the html content that will be added is only a small part of the total content, PdfHtmlElement objects can be used to convert web pages or raw html content and add the conversion result to the pdf document.

If the pdf is generated mostly as a result of an html to pdf conversion, the HtmlToPdf object should be used instead. This is described in details in the "Html to Pdf Converter" section of our samples that starts here.

The following sample shows how to use a PdfHtmlElement object to convert a web page to pdf using SelectPdf Library for .NET.


Sample Code VB.NET

Imports SelectPdf

Namespace Controllers
    Public Class PdfHtmlElementController
        Inherits Controller

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

        <HttpPost> _
        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 html element 
            Dim html As New PdfHtmlElement(collection("TxtUrl"))

            ' add the html element to the document

            ' 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