locked
free html to pdf RRS feed

  • Question

  • User1408399351 posted

    how to do html to pdf conversion using asp.net for free

    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 7:07 AM

Answers

All replies

  • User-1360095595 posted

    I've heard people talk about iTextSharp: http://sourceforge.net/projects/itextsharp/

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 8:58 AM
  • User1408399351 posted

    but this doesnot work if there are nested tables on html page. u need a paid version for that.but i require somthng free.

    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 11:41 PM
  • User-547121016 posted

    hi

    itextsharp support limited styles and html elements.so you have to move another methods. go to www.esnips.com and serch for iText in Action. you can download a e book.it my usefull to you.

    and another one, you can try PDF Templates method. that means you can fill the paramerter to existing pdf files

    see my blog.

    Thursday, February 24, 2011 12:24 AM
  • User-547121016 posted

    see this link

    http://mycodingerrors.blogspot.com/2011/01/formating-issues-in-html-to-pdf-using.html

    Thursday, February 24, 2011 12:25 AM
  • User-1199946673 posted

    but this doesnot work if there are nested tables on html page. u need a paid version for that.but i require somthng free.

    Instead of using the iTextSharp HTML parser, which is limited, you can also use another approach. Make a screenshot of the webpage and ans past the image into iTextSharp. That way, your html can be as complex as you want. To make a screenshot, read:

    http://aspdotnetcodebook.blogspot.com/2009/05/how-to-export-webpage-as-image-in.html

    Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:41 PM
  • User-547121016 posted

    hi hans_v

    great post.

    Thursday, February 24, 2011 9:57 PM
  • User1408399351 posted

    is der anyother things to make pdf you are familiar with.itextsharp cannot covnert nested tables html to pdf properly

    Friday, February 25, 2011 12:49 AM
  • User-547121016 posted

    did you try existing PDF method.

    Friday, February 25, 2011 12:50 AM
  • User1408399351 posted

    existing mens itesxtsharp???

    Friday, February 25, 2011 1:28 AM
  • User-547121016 posted

    check this article

    http://coolwebdeveloper.com/2008/10/how-to-use-itextsharp-net-pdf-library-to-insert-text-and-image-in-an-existing-pdf-form-template/

    Friday, February 25, 2011 2:24 AM
  • User1408399351 posted

    basically what i want is to convet a html page into pdf. want to build  aconsole app that will do this or a web app. html page like yahoo.com,etc

    Friday, February 25, 2011 2:32 AM
  • User-1199946673 posted

    basically what i want is to convet a html page into pdf

    And basicly what I sais. Make a screenshot of your html and paste it in a pdf using iTextSharp. With a little trial and error you'll have a perfect result....

    Friday, February 25, 2011 3:33 AM
  • User1408399351 posted

    but if i ahve webpage with more than 1 page then how?

    Friday, February 25, 2011 3:38 AM
  • User-547121016 posted

    give a more explanation about your requirement

     

    Friday, February 25, 2011 3:52 AM
  • User1408399351 posted

    suppose i want to convert website with 3 pages to one pdf

    Friday, February 25, 2011 4:14 AM
  • User-1199946673 posted

    suppose i want to convert website with 3 pages to one pdf

    Then I think you first need to ask yourself the question what if you have a long webpage that doesn't fit onto 1 pdf page. do you want the part that doesn't fit onto the first page be transferred to the next page, regardless of where the page breaks? Your problem is nested tables. But what if the break is in the middle of a table, how do you want to deal with that?

    Friday, February 25, 2011 4:34 AM
  • User1408399351 posted

    i want something that makes 3 pdf pagse if there is 3 pages of html as simple as that

    Friday, February 25, 2011 4:56 AM
  • User-1199946673 posted

    Good luck

    Friday, February 25, 2011 6:16 AM