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Fill PDF Forms - VB.NET

PDF Fill PDF Forms sample in VB.NET demonstrating ‘Fill PDF Forms’

Imports System.IO
Imports System.Net
Imports Newtonsoft.Json
Imports Newtonsoft.Json.Linq

Module Module1

    ' The authentication key (API Key).
    ' Get your own by registering at
    Const API_KEY As String = "***********************************"

    ' Direct URL of source PDF file.
    ' You can also upload your own file into and use it as url. Check "Upload File" samples for code snippets:   
    Const SourceFileUrl As String = ""

    ' PDF document password. Leave empty for unprotected documents.
    Const Password As String = ""

    ' File name for generated output. Must be a String
    Const FileName As String = "f1040-form-filled"

    ' Destination PDF file name
    Const DestinationFile As String = ".\result.pdf"

    Sub Main()

        ' Create standard .NET web client instance
        Dim webClient As WebClient = New WebClient()

        ' Set API Key
        webClient.Headers.Add("x-api-key", API_KEY)

        ' Set JSON content type
        webClient.Headers.Add("Content-Type", "application/json")

        ' Values to fill out pdf fields with built-in pdf form filler
        Dim fields = New List(Of Object) From {
            New With {Key .fieldName = "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].FilingStatus[0].c1_01[1]", Key .pages = "1", Key .text = "True"},
            New With {Key .fieldName = "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].f1_02[0]", Key .pages = "1", Key .text = "John A."},
            New With {Key .fieldName = "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].f1_03[0]", Key .pages = "1", Key .text = "Doe"},
            New With {Key .fieldName = "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].YourSocial_ReadOrderControl[0].f1_04[0]", Key .pages = "1", Key .text = "123456789"},
            New With {Key .fieldName = "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].YourSocial_ReadOrderControl[0].f1_05[0]", Key .pages = "1", Key .text = "John  B."},
            New With {Key .fieldName = "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].YourSocial_ReadOrderControl[0].f1_06[0]", Key .pages = "1", Key .text = "Doe"},
            New With {Key .fieldName = "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].YourSocial_ReadOrderControl[0].f1_07[0]", Key .pages = "1", Key .text = "987654321"}

        ' If enabled, Runs processing asynchronously. Returns Use JobId that you may use with /job/check to check state of the processing (possible states working,
        Dim async As Boolean = False

        ' Prepare URL of "PDF Edit" endpoint
        Dim url As String = ""

        ' Prepare requests params as JSON
        ' See documentation: https : //
        Dim parameters As New Dictionary(Of String, Object)
        parameters.Add("name", Path.GetFileName(DestinationFile))
        parameters.Add("password", Password)
        parameters.Add("url", SourceFileUrl)
        parameters.Add("async", async)
        parameters.Add("fields", fields)

        ' Convert dictionary of params to JSON
        Dim jsonPayload As String = JsonConvert.SerializeObject(parameters)

            ' Execute POST request with JSON payload
            Dim response As String = webClient.UploadString(url, jsonPayload)

            ' Parse JSON response
            Dim json As JObject = JObject.Parse(response)

            If json("error").ToObject(Of Boolean) = False Then

                ' Get URL of generated PDF file
                Dim resultFileUrl As String = json("url").ToString()

                ' Download PDF file
                webClient.DownloadFile(resultFileUrl, DestinationFile)

                Console.WriteLine("Generated PDF file saved as ""{0}"" file.", DestinationFile)

            End If

        Catch ex As WebException
        End Try


        Console.WriteLine("Press any key...")

    End Sub

End Module Web API: the Web API with a set of tools for documents manipulation, data conversion, data extraction, splitting and merging of documents. Includes image recognition, built-in OCR, barcode generation and barcode decoders to decode bar codes from scans, pictures and pdf.

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