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Converting HTML/CSS to an Image with VB.NET

Example Code

This code creates a WebClient, sets credentials and POSTS the HTML & CSS as values to the API. The response will be json with the URL to the generated image.

Imports System
Imports System.Net
Public Module htciExample
Sub Main()
Dim result As Byte()
Dim html As String = "<div class='ping'>Pong ✅</div>"
Dim css As String = ".ping {padding: 20px; font-family:'sans-serif'; }"
Using client = New WebClient
client.Credentials = New NetworkCredential("user_id", "api_key")
result = client.UploadValues(
New Specialized.NameValueCollection() From {
{"html", html}, {"css", css}
End Using
Dim resultString = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetString(result)
End Sub
End Module

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