Hi, in this post I am going to share very simple and easy way to convert HTML document to Pdf file on the fly on just one click, you can use it from desktop as well as web application to convert a html page either from local storage or online web page. Lets start this, we are going to use PDFizer
(http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfizer/) for this task, a very easy and simple open source library to use for .net apps. Download that form above URL and use the following code for creating a PDF document from html source.
Include pdfizer.dll into reference of your project
Specify the path where to store created pdf file
static string sPathToWritePdfTo = "Report.pdf";
public static void HtmlToPdf(string htmlString,string sPathToWritePdf)
Stream stream = new FileStream(sPathToWritePdf, FileMode.Create);
HtmlToPdfConverter htmlToPdf = new HtmlToPdfConverter();
Use above method to create Pdf file from html source like following:
StringBuilder sbHtml = new StringBuilder();
sbHtml.Append("This is my document text ");
And that all, your pdf is ready to use, you can convert html by reading html source from .html file, by downloading html from url by get request to url like:
public static String code(string Url)
HttpWebRequest myRequest = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(Url);
myRequest.Method = "GET";
WebResponse myResponse = myRequest.GetResponse();
StreamReader sr = new StreamReader(myResponse.GetResponseStream(),
string result = sr.ReadToEnd();
This method will return you html source of the input url so you can create
your pdf of online resources like that.
Recently during R&D I found another opensource pdf creation library for .net which seems to be more powerful (not sure, here is the link for library
"PDFSharp" "http://pdfsharp.codeplex.com/releases/view/37054", will surely get into it when got some time :)
A very useful post from another forum is "http://csharp.net-informations.com/file/create-pdf.htm".