SelectPdf for .NET - Pdf Internal and External Links - Html to Pdf Converter - C# / ASP.NET MVC Sample

This sample shows how the html to pdf converter can handle internal and external links from the web page when converted to pdf using SelectPdf Pdf Library for .NET.

SelectPdf Library can convert internal html links to internal pdf links and keep external html links (hyperlinks to other pages) the same in pdf (external links). These links can be disabled in pdf if needed.

Test document


Convert with internal links
Convert with external links

Sample Code C#

using System;
using System.Web.Mvc;

namespace SelectPdf.Samples.Controllers
    public class HtmlToPdfConverterLinksController : Controller
        // GET: HtmlToPdfConverterLinks
        public ActionResult Index()
            string url = System.Web.VirtualPathUtility.ToAbsolute("~/files/document.html");
            ViewData.Add("ViewTxtUrl", (new Uri(Request.Url, url)).AbsoluteUri);
            return View();

        public ActionResult SubmitAction(FormCollection collection)
            // instantiate a html to pdf converter object
            HtmlToPdf converter = new HtmlToPdf();

            // set links options
            converter.Options.InternalLinksEnabled = 
                collection["ChkInternalLinks"] == "on";
            converter.Options.ExternalLinksEnabled = 
                collection["ChkExternalLinks"] == "on";

            // create a new pdf document converting an url
            PdfDocument doc = converter.ConvertUrl(collection["TxtUrl"]);

            // save pdf document
            byte[] pdf = doc.Save();

            // close pdf document

            // return resulted pdf document
            FileResult fileResult = new FileContentResult(pdf, "application/pdf");
            fileResult.FileDownloadName = "Document.pdf";
            return fileResult;