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Find Text in PDF with Smart Match - VB.NET

PDF Extractor SDK sample in VB.NET demonstrating ‘Find Text in PDF with Smart Match’

Imports Bytescout.PDFExtractor

Class Program

    Friend Shared Sub Main(args As String())

        Dim extractor As TextExtractor = New TextExtractor("demo", "demo")

        ' Load the document

        ' Smart match the search string like Adobe Reader
        extractor.WordMatchingMode = WordMatchingMode.SmartMatch

        Dim searchString As String = "land"

        ' Get page count
        Dim pageCount As Integer = extractor.GetPageCount()

        ' Iterate through pages
        For i As Integer = 0 To pageCount - 1

            ' Search through page
            If extractor.Find(i, searchString, False) Then

                    ' Output search results
                    Console.WriteLine("Found on page " + i.ToString() + " at location " + extractor.FoundText.Bounds.ToString())

                    ' Now we are getting the found text
                    Dim extractedString As String = extractor.FoundText.Text
                    Console.WriteLine("Found text: " + extractedString)

                Loop While extractor.FindNext() ' Search next occurrence of the search string

            End If


        ' Cleanup

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

    End Sub

End Class

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