Extract table of contents from EPUB eBooks

To extract table of contents from EPUB e-books GetToc method is used.

Here are the steps to extract extract table of contents from EPUB e-book:

  • Instantiate Parser object for the initial e-book;
  • Call GetToc method and obtain collection of TocItem objects;
  • Iterate through the collection and get page index to extract a page text from the document.

The following example shows how to extract table of contents from EPUB e-book:

// Create an instance of Parser class
using (Parser parser = new Parser(filePath))
{
    // Get table of contents
    IEnumerable<TocItem> toc = parser.GetToc();
    // Iterate over items
    foreach (TocItem i in toc)
    {
        // Print the Toc text
        Console.WriteLine(i.Text);
        // Check if page index has a value
        if (i.PageIndex == null)
        {
            continue;
        }
        // Extract a page text
        using (TextReader reader = parser.GetText(i.PageIndex.Value))
        {
            Console.WriteLine(reader.ReadToEnd());
        }
    }
}

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