SelectPdf for .NET - Setting Document Properties with Html to Pdf Converter - C# / ASP.NET MVC Sample

This sample shows how to convert a web page to pdf using SelectPdf and set the basic pdf document information (title, subject, keywords) with the values taken from the webpage.


Sample Code C#

using System;
using System.Web.Mvc;

namespace SelectPdf.Samples.Controllers
    public class PdfConverterPropertiesController : Controller
        // GET: /PdfConverterProperties/
        public ActionResult Index()
            return View();

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

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

            // get conversion result (contains document info from the web page)
            HtmlToPdfResult result = converter.ConversionResult;

            // set the document properties
            doc.DocumentInformation.Title = result.WebPageInformation.Title;
            doc.DocumentInformation.Subject = result.WebPageInformation.Description;
            doc.DocumentInformation.Keywords = result.WebPageInformation.Keywords;

            doc.DocumentInformation.Author = "SelectPdf Samples";
            doc.DocumentInformation.CreationDate = DateTime.Now;

            // 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;