Search PDF via C#

Advanced PDF document search. Use Aspose.PDF for .NET to modify PDF documents programmatically

How to Search PDF File Using C#

In order to search PDF file, we’ll use Aspose.PDF for .NET API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use document manipulation API for net platform. Open NuGet package manager, search for Aspose.PDF and install. You may also use the following command from the Package Manager Console.

Package Manager Console

PM > Install-Package Aspose.PDF

Search PDF File via C#

You need Aspose.PDF for .NET to try the code in your environment.

  1. Load the PDF with an instance of Document.
  2. Create TextFragmentAbsorber Object with text to find as parameter.
  3. Get all extracted text fragments collection.
  4. Loop through each fragment to get all of its information.

Search PDF Files - C#

//Search Text from All the Pages of PDF Document
Document pdfDocument = new Document("SearchAndGetTextFromAll.pdf");

// Create TextAbsorber object to find all instances of the input search phrase
TextFragmentAbsorber textFragmentAbsorber = new TextFragmentAbsorber("text");

// Accept the absorber for all the pages

// Get the extracted text fragments
TextFragmentCollection textFragmentCollection = textFragmentAbsorber.TextFragments;

// Loop through the fragments
foreach (TextFragment textFragment in textFragmentCollection)

    Console.WriteLine("Text : {0} ", textFragment.Text);
    Console.WriteLine("Position : {0} ", textFragment.Position);
    Console.WriteLine("XIndent : {0} ", textFragment.Position.XIndent);
    Console.WriteLine("YIndent : {0} ", textFragment.Position.YIndent);
    Console.WriteLine("Font - Name : {0}", textFragment.TextState.Font.FontName);
    Console.WriteLine("Font - IsAccessible : {0} ", textFragment.TextState.Font.IsAccessible);
    Console.WriteLine("Font - IsEmbedded : {0} ", textFragment.TextState.Font.IsEmbedded);
    Console.WriteLine("Font - IsSubset : {0} ", textFragment.TextState.Font.IsSubset);
    Console.WriteLine("Font Size : {0} ", textFragment.TextState.FontSize);
    Console.WriteLine("Foreground Color : {0} ", textFragment.TextState.ForegroundColor);