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How to read a PowerPoint file in C#, VB.NET

Syncfusion Essential Presentation is a .NET PowerPoint library used to create, open, read, edit, and convert PowerPoint presentations. The library supports reading PowerPoint presentations in C# and VB.NET from a file path or a stream. This functionality is exposed through the Presentation.Open static method overloads.

 

Steps to read PowerPoint programmatically:

  1. Create a new C# console application.

 

  1. Install Syncfusion.Presentation.Base NuGet package to the console application project from nuget.org. For more information about adding a NuGet feed in Visual Studio and installing NuGet packages, refer to documentation

 

 

  1. Include the following namespace in the Program.cs file.

 

 

Read a PowerPoint file from stream

The following example demonstrates how to read a PowerPoint file from a stream and save it to a physical file path.

 

 

 

Read the PowerPoint file from file path

The following example demonstrates how to read a PowerPoint file from a file path and save it to a stream.

 

 

 

The following example demonstrates how to read a PowerPoint presentation from a file path, iterate over all shapes in the slides and print the text in console output.

 

 

 

You can download the working sample from Read-PowerPoint-File.Zip.

Take a moment to peruse the documentation with code examples.

Refer here to explore the rich set of Syncfusion Essential Presentation features.

Note:

Starting with v16.2.0.x, if you reference Syncfusion assemblies from trial setup or from the NuGet feed, include a license key in your projects. Refer to link to learn about generating and registering Syncfusion license key in your application to use the components without trail message.

Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
9176 08/16/2018 08/17/2018 Windows Forms Presentation
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