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Generate PDF Invoice From HTML Template - VB.NET

PDF from HTML Template sample in VB.NET demonstrating ‘Generate PDF Invoice From HTML Template’

invoice_data.json
{
    "invoice_id": "1234567",
    "invoice_date": "April 30, 2016",
    "invoice_dateDue": "May 15, 2016",
    "paid": false,
    "issuer_name": "Acme Inc",
    "issuer_company": "Acme International",
    "issuer_address": "City, Street 3rd",
    "issuer_email": "support@example.com",
    "issuer_website": "http://example.com",
    "client_name": "Food Delivery Inc.",
    "client_company": "Food Delivery International",
    "client_address": "New York, Some Street, 42",
    "client_email": "client@example.com",
    "items": [
        {
            "name": "Setting up new web-site",
            "price": 250
        },
        {
            "name": "Website Content Addition",
            "price": 700
        },
        {
            "name": "Database Setup",
            "price": 200
        },
        {
            "name": "Record Digitalization",
            "price": 1800
        },
        {
            "name": "Cloud Storage",
            "price": 500
        },
        {
            "name": "Short Messages",
            "price": 35
        },
        {
            "name": "Search Engine Optimization",
            "price": 200
        },
        {
            "name": "Priority Support",
            "price": 75
        },
        {
            "name": "Configuring mail server and mailboxes",
            "price": 50
        }
    ],
    "tax": 0.065,
    "discount": 0.01,
    "note": "Thank You For Your Business!"
}
Module1.vb
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 https://app.pdf.co
	Const API_KEY As String = "***********************************"

	' --TemplateID--
	' Please follow below steps to create your own HTML Template and get "templateId". 
	' 1. Add new html template in app.pdf.co/templates/html
	' 2. Copy paste your html template code into this new template. Sample HTML templates can be found at "https://github.com/bytescout/pdf-co-api-samples/tree/master/PDF%20from%20HTML%20template/TEMPLATES-SAMPLES"
	' 3. Save this new template
	' 4. Copy it’s ID to clipboard
	' 5. Now set ID of the template into “templateId” parameter

	' HTML template using built-in template
	' see https://app.pdf.co/templates/html/2/edit
	Dim template_id = 2

	' Data to fill the template
	Dim templateData As String = File.ReadAllText(".\invoice_data.json")
	' 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)

		Try
			' Prepare URL for HTML to PDF API call
			Dim request As String = Uri.EscapeUriString(String.Format(
				"https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/convert/from/html?name={0}",
				Path.GetFileName(DestinationFile)))

			' Prepare request body in JSON format
			Dim jsonObject As JObject = New JObject(
				New JProperty("templateId", template_id),
				New JProperty("templateData", templateData))

			webClient.Headers.Add("Content-Type", "application/json")

			' Execute request
			Dim response As String = webClient.UploadString(request, jsonObject.ToString())

			' 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()

				webClient.Headers.Remove("Content-Type") ' remove the header required for only the previous request

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

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

			End If

		Catch ex As WebException
			Console.WriteLine(ex.ToString())
		End Try

		webClient.Dispose()


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

	End Sub

End Module

Resources.Designer.vb
'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' <auto-generated>
'     This code was generated by a tool.
'     Runtime Version:4.0.30319.42000
'
'     Changes to this file may cause incorrect behavior and will be lost if
'     the code is regenerated.
' </auto-generated>
'------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Option Strict On
Option Explicit On


Namespace My.Resources

	'This class was auto-generated by the StronglyTypedResourceBuilder
	'class via a tool like ResGen or Visual Studio.
	'To add or remove a member, edit your .ResX file then rerun ResGen
	'with the /str option, or rebuild your VS project.
	'''<summary>
	'''  A strongly-typed resource class, for looking up localized strings, etc.
	'''</summary>
	<Global.System.CodeDom.Compiler.GeneratedCodeAttribute("System.Resources.Tools.StronglyTypedResourceBuilder", "4.0.0.0"), _
	 Global.System.Diagnostics.DebuggerNonUserCodeAttribute(), _
	 Global.System.Runtime.CompilerServices.CompilerGeneratedAttribute(), _
	 Global.Microsoft.VisualBasic.HideModuleNameAttribute()> _
	Friend Module Resources

		Private resourceMan As Global.System.Resources.ResourceManager

		Private resourceCulture As Global.System.Globalization.CultureInfo

		'''<summary>
		'''  Returns the cached ResourceManager instance used by this class.
		'''</summary>
		<Global.System.ComponentModel.EditorBrowsableAttribute(Global.System.ComponentModel.EditorBrowsableState.Advanced)> _
		Friend ReadOnly Property ResourceManager() As Global.System.Resources.ResourceManager
			Get
				If Object.ReferenceEquals(resourceMan, Nothing) Then
					Dim temp As Global.System.Resources.ResourceManager = New Global.System.Resources.ResourceManager("ByteScoutWebApiExample.Resources", GetType(Resources).Assembly)
					resourceMan = temp
				End If
				Return resourceMan
			End Get
		End Property

		'''<summary>
		'''  Overrides the current thread's CurrentUICulture property for all
		'''  resource lookups using this strongly typed resource class.
		'''</summary>
		<Global.System.ComponentModel.EditorBrowsableAttribute(Global.System.ComponentModel.EditorBrowsableState.Advanced)> _
		Friend Property Culture() As Global.System.Globalization.CultureInfo
			Get
				Return resourceCulture
			End Get
			Set(ByVal value As Global.System.Globalization.CultureInfo)
				resourceCulture = value
			End Set
		End Property
	End Module
End Namespace

Settings.Designer.vb
'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' <auto-generated>
'     This code was generated by a tool.
'     Runtime Version:4.0.30319.42000
'
'     Changes to this file may cause incorrect behavior and will be lost if
'     the code is regenerated.
' </auto-generated>
'------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Option Strict On
Option Explicit On


Namespace My

	<Global.System.Runtime.CompilerServices.CompilerGeneratedAttribute(), _
	 Global.System.CodeDom.Compiler.GeneratedCodeAttribute("Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editors.SettingsDesigner.SettingsSingleFileGenerator", "11.0.0.0"), _
	 Global.System.ComponentModel.EditorBrowsableAttribute(Global.System.ComponentModel.EditorBrowsableState.Advanced)> _
	Partial Friend NotInheritable Class MySettings
		Inherits Global.System.Configuration.ApplicationSettingsBase

		Private Shared defaultInstance As MySettings = CType(Global.System.Configuration.ApplicationSettingsBase.Synchronized(New MySettings), MySettings)

#Region "My.Settings Auto-Save Functionality"
#If _MyType = "WindowsForms" Then
        Private Shared addedHandler As Boolean

        Private Shared addedHandlerLockObject As New Object

        <Global.System.Diagnostics.DebuggerNonUserCodeAttribute(), Global.System.ComponentModel.EditorBrowsableAttribute(Global.System.ComponentModel.EditorBrowsableState.Advanced)> _
        Private Shared Sub AutoSaveSettings(ByVal sender As Global.System.Object, ByVal e As Global.System.EventArgs)
            If My.Application.SaveMySettingsOnExit Then
                My.Settings.Save()
            End If
        End Sub
#End If
#End Region

		Public Shared ReadOnly Property [Default]() As MySettings
			Get

#If _MyType = "WindowsForms" Then
                   If Not addedHandler Then
                        SyncLock addedHandlerLockObject
                            If Not addedHandler Then
                                AddHandler My.Application.Shutdown, AddressOf AutoSaveSettings
                                addedHandler = True
                            End If
                        End SyncLock
                    End If
#End If
				Return defaultInstance
			End Get
		End Property
	End Class
End Namespace

Namespace My

	<Global.Microsoft.VisualBasic.HideModuleNameAttribute(), _
	 Global.System.Diagnostics.DebuggerNonUserCodeAttribute(), _
	 Global.System.Runtime.CompilerServices.CompilerGeneratedAttribute()> _
	Friend Module MySettingsProperty

		<Global.System.ComponentModel.Design.HelpKeywordAttribute("My.Settings")> _
		Friend ReadOnly Property Settings() As Global.ByteScoutWebApiExample.My.MySettings
			Get
				Return Global.ByteScoutWebApiExample.My.MySettings.Default
			End Get
		End Property
	End Module
End Namespace

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