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I'm looking for a way to take some HTML I generate, render it in memory and then take a snapshot of it and produce a GIF (or PNG or JPG) thumbnail.

Has anyone already done something like this? I did some basic googling, but haven't found anything that matches my requirements. The HTML Snapshot 2.0 sounded promising, but the links point to a site that no longer exists, and apparently it was pricey.

Ideally, I'd like to do this in code (VB.NET) and not with an ActiveX control. I've found code that lets me convert the first page of a PDF file into a thumbnail that I can use as an icon, and I know I can convert HTML to a PDF, but that's a pretty kludgy way of doing what I want.

Any thoughts? Didn't Gooooogle do something similar to this, once up on a time? Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 7:38 AM General Interest | Back to top

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