C# PDF Parser

With the right tools, it can be easy to work with PDFs in C# and utilize all the functionality you need for a .NET application, including using C# parse PDF file capabilities. This tutorial will use IronPDF, a C# Library, to do that in just a couple straightforward steps.

Code Examples

C# Parse PDF File
using IronPdf;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace readpdf
{
	public partial class Form1 : Form
	{
		public Form1()
		{
			InitializeComponent();

			//Select the Desired PDF File
			PdfDocument PDF = PdfDocument.FromFile("any.pdf");
			
			//Using ExtractAllText() method, extract every single text from an pdf
			string AllText = PDF.ExtractAllText();

			//View text in an Label or textbox
			label2.Text = AllText;
		}
	}
}
Imports IronPdf
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.Linq
Imports System.Windows.Forms

Namespace readpdf
	Partial Public Class Form1
		Inherits Form

		Public Sub New()
			InitializeComponent()

			'Select the Desired PDF File
			Dim PDF As PdfDocument = PdfDocument.FromFile("any.pdf")

			'Using ExtractAllText() method, extract every single text from an pdf
			Dim AllText As String = PDF.ExtractAllText()

			'View text in an Label or textbox
			label2.Text = AllText
		End Sub
	End Class
End Namespace
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Step 1

1. Install IronPDF Library

First off, we're going to install the Iron PDF library into Visual Studio. It's free for development and you can have it up and running in your project in just 5 minutes.

Download the zip file or access through the NuGet package.


 PM > Install-Package IronPdf


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2. C# Parse PDF File

You can see from playing around that IronPDF has a wide range of functionality to make things easier for working with PDFs in Csharp. It's focused on creating, reading, and editing any PDF document in the formats you need.

To parse PDF files is fairly easy.

In the code below, we use the “ExtractAllText()” method to extract every single line of text from the enitre PDF document.

Later on, you can see the side by side of the extracted PDF content, as the output.

using IronPdf;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace readpdf
{
    public partial class Form1 : Form
    {
        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();

            //Select the Desired PDF File
            PdfDocument PDF = PdfDocument.FromFile("any.pdf");

            //Using ExtractAllText() method, extract every single text from an pdf
            string AllText = PDF.ExtractAllText();

            //View text in an Label or textbox
            label2.Text = AllText;
        }
    }
}
Imports IronPdf
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.Linq
Imports System.Windows.Forms

Namespace readpdf
	Partial Public Class Form1
		Inherits Form

		Public Sub New()
			InitializeComponent()

			'Select the Desired PDF File
			Dim PDF As PdfDocument = PdfDocument.FromFile("any.pdf")

			'Using ExtractAllText() method, extract every single text from an pdf
			Dim AllText As String = PDF.ExtractAllText()

			'View text in an Label or textbox
			label2.Text = AllText
		End Sub
	End Class
End Namespace
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3. View Parsed PDF Content

We have used a C# Form to show you the parsed PDF content from the code execution above. This output gives the exact text from a PDF so you can use it for your personal or client document needs.

~ PDF ~

~ C# Form ~


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