PDF to Excel converter for .NET

Hi

Is there PDF Excel converter software that I can incorporate into my .NET project?

I have seen a number of sites that allow you to do this manually but want to be able to do it with VB.net code.

Thanks
Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAsked:
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Éric MoreauConnect With a Mentor Senior .Net ConsultantCommented:
Apparently the Aspose library (that I am using for other features) can do that: https://forum.aspose.com/t/convert-pdf-to-excel-and-open-in-browser/32374
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Hi Eric. Thanks for this but it looks like this work with any PDF: "In order to accomplish your requirement, first you need to create PDF document using Aspose.Pdf.Generator, "
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
For some reason I am not seeing options to accept your answer
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
but are the PDFs that you need to convert back to Excel have been generated with the Aspose Generator? Or have you found something else?
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Hi. The PDFs have not been generated with Aspose Generator. I have found the following but Windows Defendor stopped me from downloading it
https://bytescout.com/products/developer/pdfextractorsdk/convert-pdf-to-excel-csv
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I also am not seeing buttons to accept your original answer because it is the best answer having found nothing else out there. Has something changed on Experts Exchange?
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
not sure. I haven't asked question in a while!
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
I didn't know ByteScout before this morning. I have downloaded the demo (and Defender didn't say a word!) and tried with a complex PDF I have to extract to Excel and it is working surprisingly good!
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
That is great Eric. I just received a link from their support and managed to download it and install it too. I want to try and incorporate it in my Excel Add-in, which I have created in Visual Studio 2017 for Excel 2013/2016. Any chance you can advise me on what to do
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Is there an example folder that will work with this and do I reference a DLL somewhere?
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
you surely have a BytescoutPDFExtractor.dll installed, I am not a 100% sure as I have only tested their already made demo, but this is surely the file you need to add to your reference.

have you seen the samples at http://cdn.bytescout.com/help/BytescoutPDFExtractorSDK/?topic=html/8853fc64-d988-43eb-a1b6-8cede4088f42.htm
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks Eric. Did you by any chance test the "PDF to XLS" sample. I placed this in my Visual Studio 2010 folder but am not sure how to run it
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I double clicked the file selected in the image and got the error "Could not copy the file "C:\Users\User\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\sample3.pdf" because it was not found"

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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
as I have said, I only tried their .exe demo application, but it looks quite simple. create a test application (a simple Windows Forms application with only 1 button) and add a reference and the provided code. Once you have it working there, you should be able to bring it anywhere
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much Eric
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
thanks
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