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How to convert a website to a PDF file without using online software.

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I have a VB .Net application that creates a website by transforming an XML file using a XSL file to create a web page.

I would like now to convert that webpage into a PDF file.

I noticed that there is a lot of software available online to do this for you.
I'm looking to find code that could do this for me without having to download third party software.

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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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> I'm looking to find code that could do this for me without having to download third party software.

How can you find code that isn't from a third party?
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by:Richard Kreidl
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I'm sorry maybe I didn't state my question correctly.

I'm looking for code that I can insert into my application to do the conversion of the website to a PDF file.

There's a lot of software online to download that can do this for you , but I'm not interested in doing it that way.

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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 earned 2000 total points
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> There's a lot of software online to download that can do this for you

Does any of the downloadable software have an API/SDK or even a simple command line interface, which you could easily call in your app? I use a lot of downloaded CLI software that I call from my apps, such as the Xpdf utilities, PDFtk Server, GraphicsMagick, ImageMagick, etc.
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by:Richard Kreidl
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Thanks for the suggestion!
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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You're welcome. Good luck on the project — it sounds very interesting!
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