GrabzIt

Take Website Screenshots with ASP.NETASP.NET

There are several ways the GrabzIt API can be used to take screenshots in ASP.NET.

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The first method is a purely web driven approach were all the code is present in a web application. All of the below examples are written in C# however any ASP.NET language can work with this library.

To get started, first of all create an instance of the GrabzItClient class. Pass your application key and application secret from your GrabzIt account to the constructor.

//Create the GrabzItClient class
//Replace "APPLICATION KEY", "APPLICATION SECRET" with the values from your account!
private GrabzItClient grabzIt = GrabzItClient.Create("APPLICATION KEY", "APPLICATION SECRET");

Then use one of the SetImageOptions, SetPDFOptions or SetTableOptions methods to request that the GrabzIt service take a screenshot of the URL passed to it.

// To take a image screenshot
grabzIt.SetImageOptions("http://www.google.com"); 	
// Or to take a PDF screenshot
grabzIt.SetPDFOptions("http://www.google.com");
// Or to capture table(s)
grabzIt.SetTableOptions("http://www.google.com");

Then use one of the following save methods. Notice that we also include the URL to the handler, which will process the callback from the service and save the resulting screenshot.

grabzIt.Save("http://www.example.com/handler.ashx"); 	

Alternatively the synchonous SaveTo method, this will force your application to wait while the screenshot is created so it should only be used were the Save method cannot be used. Once the screenshot is created it is saved to the file path provided.

string filepath = "images/test.jpg";
grabzIt.SaveTo(filepath);

More Options

There are many more options including; configuring the browser height, browser width, screenshot height, screenshot width, the delay before a screenshot is taken and the image format of the screenshot. For all these options please see the Client documentation.