Can I use PDFNet to extract user's data from a PDF form?

Q: I need to export the user's data programmatically from a PDF form
to a database (or a file). Can I use PDFNet for this purpose and can
you point me to any code snippets in C#? Thanks.
A: You can use PDFNet SDK ( to extract any
content from PDF pages.

In case you only need to extract forms data (i.e. AcroForms data) you
may want to take a look at InteractiveForms sample project (http:// Another
approach to the same problem is to export/import forms data via FDF
(e.g. as illustrated in FDF sample

In case you are dealing with static PDF forms without any intelligence
you could use content extraction API such as TextExtractor and/or
ElementReader to analyze PDF page content and extract data based on
position information or more complex heuristics.

As a starting point you may want to take a look at ElementReader and
ElementReaderAdv sample projects:

TextExtract :

PDFNet SDK sample code is available for various languages: C#, JAVA,
VB.NET, and C/C++.