Developers can get started in just a few minutes with the ready to run sample files provided for accessing all the available web services. This tutorial will walk you through all the steps to start running the samples using the PDF Tools .Net SDK:
The first step is to obtain a credential (API Key) to unlock use. Sign up for the free trial here and click on ‘Get Started’ to create your new credentials.
It’s important to choose a ‘Personal Account’ to sign up for the free trial:
In the next step you’ll choose the PDF Tools API Service, then add a name and description for your credentials.
There is a checkbox to ‘Create personalized code sample’. Choose this option to have your new credentials automatically added to your sample files which will save you the manual step of adding them to your project.
Next, choose Node.js as your language to receive the Node.js specific samples and click on the ‘Create Credentials’ button.
You’ll receive a .zip file to download called PDFToolsSDK-.NetSamples.zip which can be saved to your local file system.
Download and install the .Net SDK
Extract the downloaded PDFToolsSDK-.NetSamples.zip and unzip the contents
cd to the samples root directory adobe-DC.PDFTools.SDK.NET.Samples
From the samples root directory, run
C:\Temp\PDFToolsAPI\ PDFToolsSDK-.NetSamples\adobe-DC.PDFTools.SDK.NET.Samples>dotnet build
Now you’re ready to run the sample files!
These final steps show you how to run your first sample with Create PDF from Word operation:
From the samples root directory change directory to CreatePDFFromDocx folder, cd CreatePDFFromDocx/
C:\Temp\PDFToolsAPI\ PDFToolsSDK-.NetSamples\adobe-DC.PDFTools.SDK.NET.Samples>cd CreatePDFFromDocx/
dotnet run CreatePDFFromDocx.csproj
C:\Temp\PDFToolsAPI\ PDFToolsSDK-.NetSamples\adobe-DC.PDFTools.SDK.NET.Samples\CreatePDFFromDocx>dotnet run CreatePDFFromDocx.csproj
Your PDF will be created in the location designated in the output, which by default is the same folder.
The PDF Tools API can help you eliminate manual processes by automating common workflows and shifting the processing burden to the cloud. In a world where every browser treats PDF differently, leveraging the Adobe PDF Embed API along with the PDF Tools API, you can create streamlined, reliable, and predictable processes that run and display correctly every time regardless of platform or device.
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