SelectPdf for .NET - Html to Pdf Converter - Convert and Email as Attachment - C# / ASP.NET Sample

This sample shows the simplest code that can be used to convert an url to pdf using SelectPdf Pdf Library for .NET and then email the generated PDF document as an attachment.

IMPORTANT: Remember to set the SMTP server details in web.config.




Sample Code C#

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.IO;
using System.Net.Mail;
using SelectPdf;

namespace SelectPdf.Samples
    public partial class convert_and_email : System.Web.UI.Page
        protected void BtnCreatePdf_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            // instantiate a html to pdf converter object
            HtmlToPdf converter = new HtmlToPdf();

                // create a new pdf document converting an url
                PdfDocument doc = converter.ConvertUrl(TxtUrl.Text);

                // create memory stream to save PDF
                MemoryStream pdfStream = new MemoryStream();

                // save pdf document into a MemoryStream

                // reset stream position
                pdfStream.Position = 0;

                // create email message
                MailMessage message = new MailMessage();
                message.From = new MailAddress("");
                message.To.Add(new MailAddress(TxtEmail.Text));
                message.Subject = "SelectPdf Sample - Convert and Email as Attachment";
                message.Body = "This email should have attached the PDF document " + 
                    "resulted from the conversion of the following url to pdf: " + 
                message.Attachments.Add(new Attachment(pdfStream, "Document.pdf"));

                // send email
                new SmtpClient().Send(message);

                // close pdf document

                LblMessage.Text = "Email sent";
            catch (Exception ex)
                LblMessage.Text = "An error occurred: " + ex.Message;