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Search pdf files in webpage woth c#

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Hello experts,

I want to code search engine that will search pdf and aspx files content.
can you give me help on how i can perform this web site.
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by:callrs
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www.google.com returns results from pdf content
Not sure what you're asking here...
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Not sure if live-seaching is going to be the best route, but anyway...

You're going to want to look at this at some point: http://www.codeproject.com/useritems/PDFToText.asp
That's how to read a PDF into .net

What I would do, is extract all the data from all your PDFs every 3/4 days (depending on how often they change) and dumping the text in a database... It should then be quite easy to do a full text search on the database.
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by:OliWarner
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Otherwise you can go with the live-search method that does the above on demand... But as noted, highly unrecommended.
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by:helkayal
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I saw this link before but it use reference to 2 external dlls , and i want to do this without external dlls.
can any one told me how can i do that.
simply how can i search or read pdf files without using any external dlls.
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by:OliWarner
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Well the component used (iTextSharp) is open souce.... You've got all the source you need right there.
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Title of the link given by  OliWarner: "Extract text from PDF in C# (100% .NET)"
Question asked: "Search pdf files in webpage woth c#"

OliWarner's last comment: "Well the component used (iTextSharp) is open souce.... You've got all the source you need right there."


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Makes a good PAQ too
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