Foxit PDF SDK for Windows

Developer Guide for Foxit PDF SDK for .NET

Introduction to Foxit PDF SDK

Have you ever thought about building your own application that can do everything you want with PDF files? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! You just found the best solution in the industry that allows you to build stable, secure, efficient and full-featured PDF applications.

Foxit PDF SDK provides high-performance libraries to help any software developer add robust PDF functionality to their enterprise, mobile and cloud applications across all platforms (includes Windows, Mac, Linux, Web, Android, iOS, and UWP), using the most popular development languages and environments.

Why Choose Foxit PDF SDK

Foxit is a leading software provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents. Foxit PDF SDK libraries have been used in many of today’s leading apps, and are proven, robust, and battle-tested to provide the quality, performance, and features that the industry’s largest apps demand. Customers choose Foxit PDF SDK product for the following reasons:

Easy to integrate

Developers can seamlessly integrate Foxit PDF SDK into their own applications.

Lightweight footprint

Does not exhaust system resource and deploys quickly.

Cross-platform support

Support current mainstream platforms, such as Windows, Mac, Linux, Web, Android, iOS, and UWP.

Powered by Foxit’s high fidelity rendering PDF engine

The core technology of the SDK is based on Foxit’s PDF engine, which is trusted by a large number of the world’s largest and well-known companies. Foxit’s powerful engine makes the app fast on parsing, rendering, and makes document viewing consistent on a variety of devices.

Premium World-side Support

Foxit offers premium support for its developer products because when you are developing mission critical products you need the best support. Foxit has one of the PDF industry’s largest team of support engineers. Updates are released on a regular basis to improve user experience by adding new features and enhancements.

Foxit PDF SDK for .NET

Application developers who use Foxit PDF SDK can leverage Foxit’s powerful, standard-compliant PDF technology to securely display, create, edit, annotate, format, organize, print, share, secure, search documents as well as to fill PDF forms. Additionally, Foxit PDF SDK (for C++ and .NET) includes a built-in, embeddable PDF Viewer, making the development process easier and faster. For more detailed information, please visit the website https://developers.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-sdk/.

In this guide, we focus on the introduction of Foxit PDF SDK for Windows platform with .NET framework.

Foxit PDF SDK for .NET is a Component for Windows which ships with simple-to-use APIs that can help .NET developers seamlessly integrate powerful PDF technology into their own projects based on .NET Framework 4.0 or higher. It provides rich features on PDF documents, such as PDF viewing, bookmark navigating, text selecting/copying/searching, PDF signatures, PDF forms, rights management, PDF annotations, and full text search.

Evaluation

Foxit PDF SDK allows users to download a trial version to evaluate the SDK. The trial version has no difference from a standard version except for the 10-day limitation trial period and the trail watermarks that will be generated on the PDF pages. After the evaluation period expires, customers should contact Foxit sales team and purchase licenses to continue using Foxit PDF SDK.

License

Developers should purchase licenses to use Foxit PDF SDK in their solutions. Licenses grant users permissions to release their applications based on PDF SDK libraries. However, users are prohibited to distribute any documents, sample codes, or source codes in the SDK released package to any third party without the permission from Foxit Software Incorporated.

About this guide

This guide is intended for developers who need to integrate Foxit PDF .NET SDK into their own applications. It aims at introducing the installation package, and the usage of SDK.

Getting Started

It’s very easy to setup Foxit PDF SDK and see it in action! This guide will provide you with a brief introduction on how to integrate Foxit PDF SDK into the projects based on .NET Framework 4.0 or higher. The following sections introduce the contents of system requirements, the installation package as well as how to run a demo, and create your own project.

System Requirements

Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10 (32-bit, 64-bit)

Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2012 (32-bit and 64-bit)

The release package includes a 32 bit version and native 64 bit version DLL library for Windows 32/64.

Visual Studio 2010/2015/2017/2019/2022 installed with .NET Framework 4.0 or higher

Note: It only supports for Windows 8/10 classic style, but not for Store App or UWP app.

What is in the package

Download the Foxit PDF SDK zip for .NET package and extract it to a new directory “foxitpdfsdk_9_2_win_dotnet”, which is shown in Figure 2-1.

NOTE: the highlighted rectangle in the figure is just the version of Foxit PDF SDK. Here the SDK version is 9.2, so it shows 9_2 in the package name.

The release package contains the following folders:

doc: API references, developer guide

examples: sample projects and demos

lib: libraries and license files

res: the default icc profile files used for output preview demo

Figure 2-1

In the “examples” folder, there are two types of demos. “\examples\simple_demo” contains more than 30 demos that cover a wide range of PDF applications. “\examples\view_demo” contains a UI demo that realizes a lite PDF viewer.

How to run a demo

Simple Demo

Simple demo projects provide examples to show .NET developers about how to effectively apply Foxit PDF SDK APIs to complete their applications.

To run a demo in Visual Studio 2010/2015/2017/2019/2022 (except ocr, compliance, html2pdf, office2pdf, output preview and pdf2office demos which will be introduced in section 3), you can follow the steps below:

Load the visual studio solution file “simple_demo_vs2010.sln” or “simple_demo_vs2015.sln” or “simple_demo_vs2017.sln” or “simple_demo_vs2019.sln” or “simple_demo_vs2022.sln” (depending on your Visual Studio version) in the “\examples\simple_demo” folder.

Build all the demos by clicking “Build > Build Solution”. Alternatively, if you merely want to build a specific demo, you can right-click it and then choose “Build” or load the “*.csproj” file in the folder of a specific demo project and then build it.

After building, the executable file “.exe” will be generated in the “\examples\simple_demo\bin” folder. The names of the executable files depend on the build configurations.

Run a specific executable file by double-clicking it. If you want to see the detailed executing processes, you can run it in command line. Start “cmd.exe”, navigate to “\examples\simple_demo\bin”, and run a specific executable file.

“\examples\simple_demo\input_files” contains all the input files used among these demos. Some demos will generate output files (pdf, text or image files) to a folder named by the project name under “example\simple_demo\output_files\” folder.

In “\examples\simple_demo\output_files\security” folder, if you want to open the “certificate_encrypt.pdf” document, you should install the certificates “foxit.cer” and “foxit_all.pfx” found in “\examples\simple_demo\input_files” folder at first. Please follow the steps below:

To install “foxit.cer”, double-click it to start the certificate import wizard. Then select “Install certificate… > Next > Next > Finish”.

To install “foxit_all.pfx”, double-click it to start the certificate import wizard. Then select “Next > Next > (Type the password for the private key in the textbox) and click Next > Next > Finish”.

OCR and Compliance demos

For ocr and compliance demos, you should build a resource directory at first, please contact Foxit support team or sales team to get the resource files packages. For more details about how to run the demos, please refer to section 3.35 “OCR” and section 3.36 “Compliance”.

HTML to PDF demo

For html2pdf demo, you should contact Foxit support team or sales team to get the engine files package for converting from HTML to PDF at first. For more details about how to run the demo, please refer to section 3.38 “HTML to PDF Conversion”.

Office to PDF demo

For office2pdf demo, you should make sure that Microsoft Office 2007 version or higher is already installed and the default Microsoft virtual printer is already set on your Windows system. Then, run the demo following the steps as the other demos.

Output Preview demo

For output preview demo, you should set the folder path which contains default icc profile files. For more details about how to run the demo, please refer to section 3.40 “Output Preview”.

PDF to Office demo

For pdf2office demo, you should contact Foxit support team or sales team to get the engine files package for converting from PDF to office at first. For more details about how to run the demo, please refer to section 3.45 “PDF to Office Conversion”.

View Demo

This view demo provides an example for .NET developers to realize a PDF reader using PDF SDK APIs.

To run the demo in Visual Studio, load “PDFReader_VS2010.sln” or “PDFReader_VS2015.sln” or “PDFReader_VS2017.sln” or “PDFReader_VS2019.sln” or “PDFReader_VS2022.sln” (depending on your Visual Studio version) in the “\examples\view_demo\PDFReader” folder, and then click “Debug > Start Without Debugging” to run it. After the demo starts, you will see the following window as shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2-2

You can click on File > Open or click the directory icon to open a PDF file, for example, we open a PDF document named “AboutFoxit.pdf” found in “\examples\simple_demo\input_files” folder.

This demo provides the features like rendering a PDF document, zooming, page rotation, text selection and search, and page turning. For example, click the Next Page button to view the next page, which is shown in Figure 2-3.

Figure 2-3

How to create a simple project

In this section, we will show you how to use Foxit PDF .NET SDK to create a simple project that renders the first page of a PDF to a bitmap and saves it as a JPG image. Please follow the steps below:

Open Visual Studio and create a new C# Console Application named “test_dotnet”.

Copy the “lib” folder from the “foxitpdfsdk_9_2_win_dotnet” folder to the project “test_dotnet” folder.

Add Foxit PDF SDK dynamic library to References. In order to use Foxit PDF SDK APIs in the project, you must first add a reference to it.

In Solution Explorer, right-click the “test_dotnet” project and click Add Reference…

In the Add Reference dialog, click Browse tab, navigate to the “test_dotnet\lib\x64_vc10” or “test_dotnet\lib\x86_vc10” folder depending on your build configurations, select fsdk_dotnet.dll dynamic library, and then click OK.

Note: Please make sure that the “fsdk_dotnet.dll” architecture needs to match the platform target (Win32 or Win64) of the application.

Add “fsdk.dll” to the project.

Right-click the “test_dotnet” project and click Add > Existing Item…, navigate to the “test_dotnet\lib\x64_vc10” or “test_dotnet\lib\x86_vc10” folder depending on your build configurations, select fsdk.dll dynamic library, and click Add.

Note: Please make sure to set the property “Copy to Output Directory” of “fsdk.dll” to “Copy if newer”. Otherwise, you should copy it to the same folder with the executable file manually before running the project.

Add using statement to the beginning of the “Program.cs”.

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;

Initialize Foxit PDF SDK library. It is necessary for apps to initialize Foxit PDF SDK using a license before calling any APIs. The trial license files can be found in the “lib” folder.

string sn = " ";
string key = " ";
ErrorCode error_code = Library.Initialize(sn, key);
if (error_code != ErrorCode.e_ErrSuccess)
{
   return;
}

Note The value of sn can be got from gsdk_sn.txt (the string after SN=) and the value of key can be got from gsdk_key.txt (the string after Sign=).

Load a PDF document, and parse the first page of the document. Let us assume that you have already put a “Sample.pdf” to the “test_dotnet\test_dotnet” folder.

PDFDoc doc = new PDFDoc("..\..\Sample.pdf");
error_code = doc.LoadW("");
if (error_code != ErrorCode.e_ErrSuccess)
{
    return;
}

// Get the first page of the document.
PDFPage page = doc.GetPage(0);

// Parse page.
page.StartParse((int)foxit.pdf.PDFPage.ParseFlags.e_ParsePageNormal, null, false);

Render a Page to a bitmap and save it as a JPG file.

int width = (int)(page.GetWidth());
int height = (int)(page.GetHeight());
Matrix2D matrix = page.GetDisplayMatrix(0, 0, width, height, page.GetRotation());

// Prepare a bitmap for rendering.
foxit.common.Bitmap bitmap = new foxit.common.Bitmap(width, height, foxit.common.Bitmap.DIBFormat.e_DIBArgb, System.IntPtr.Zero, 0);
bitmap.FillRect(0xFFFFFFFF, null);

// Render page
Renderer render = new Renderer(bitmap, false);
render.StartRender(page, matrix, null);

// Add the bitmap to image and save the image.
foxit.common.Image image = new foxit.common.Image();
image.AddFrame(bitmap);
image.SaveAs("testpage.jpg");

Click “Build > Build Solution” to build the project. The executable file “test_dotnet.exe” will be generated in “test_dotnet\test_dotnet\bin\Debug” or “test_dotnet\test_dotnet\bin\Release” folder depending on the build configurations.

Note: Please check whether the “fsdk.dll” and “fsdk_dotnet.dll” have been copied to the same folder with the “test_dotnet.exe”. If not, you should put the dynamic libraries to the folder manually.

Double-click the executable file “test_dotnet.exe” to run this project, and then the “testpage.jpg” will be generated in the current folder.

The final contents of Program.cs is as follow:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;

namespace test_dotnet
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {

            // The value of "sn" can be got from "gsdk_sn.txt" (the string after "SN=").
            // The value of "key" can be got from "gsdk_key.txt" (the string after "Sign=").
            string sn = " ";
            string key = " ";
            ErrorCode error_code = Library.Initialize(sn, key);
            if (error_code != ErrorCode.e_ErrSuccess)
            {
                return;
            }

            using (PDFDoc doc = new PDFDoc("../../Sample.pdf"))
            {
                error_code = doc.LoadW("");
                if (error_code != ErrorCode.e_ErrSuccess)
                {
                    Library.Release();
                    return;
                }

                using (PDFPage page = doc.GetPage(0))
                {
                    // Parse page.
                    page.StartParse((int)foxit.pdf.PDFPage.ParseFlags.e_ParsePageNormal, null, false);

                    int width = (int)(page.GetWidth());
                    int height = (int)(page.GetHeight());
                    Matrix2D matrix = page.GetDisplayMatrix(0, 0, width, height, page.GetRotation());

                    // Prepare a bitmap for rendering.
                    foxit.common.Bitmap bitmap = new foxit.common.Bitmap(width, height, foxit.common.Bitmap.DIBFormat.e_DIBArgb, System.IntPtr.Zero, 0);
                    bitmap.FillRect(0xFFFFFFFF, null);

                    // Render page
                    Renderer render = new Renderer(bitmap, false);
                    render.StartRender(page, matrix, null);

                    // Add the bitmap to image and save the image.
                    foxit.common.Image image = new foxit.common.Image();
                    image.AddFrame(bitmap);
                    image.SaveAs("testpage.jpg");
                }
            }
            Library.Release();
        }
    }
}

Working with SDK API

In this section, we will introduce a set of major features and list some examples for each feature to show you how to integrate powerful PDF capabilities with your applications based on .NET Framework 4.0 or higher. You can refer to the API reference [2] to get more details about the APIs used in all of the examples.

Initialize Library

It is necessary for applications to initialize Foxit PDF SDK before calling any APIs. The function foxit.common.Library.Initialize is provided to initialize Foxit PDF SDK. A license should be purchased for the application and pass unlock key and code to get proper supports. When there is no need to use Foxit PDF SDK any more, please call function foxit.common.Library.Release to release it.

Note: The parameter “sn” can be found in the “gsdk_sn.txt” (the string after “SN=”) and the “key” can be found in the “gsdk_key.txt” (the string after “Sign=”).

Example:

How to initialize Foxit PDF SDK

using foxit.common;

string sn  = " ";
string key = " ";
ErrorCode error_code = Library.Initialize(sn, key);
if (error_code != ErrorCode.e_ErrSuccess)
   return;
...

Document

A PDF document object can be constructed with an existing PDF file from file path, memory buffer, a custom implemented ReaderCallback object and an input file stream. Then call function PDFDoc.Load or PDFDoc.StartLoad to load document content. A PDF document object is used for document level operation, such as opening and closing files, getting page, annotation, metadata and etc.

Example:

How to create a PDF document from scratch

using foxit.pdf;
...
PDFDoc doc = new PDFDoc();

Note: It creates a new PDF document without any pages.

How to load an existing PDF document from file path

using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.common;
...

PDFDoc doc = new PDFDoc("Sample.pdf");
error_code = doc.Load(null);
if (error_code != ErrorCode.e_ErrSuccess) return;
...

How to load an existing PDF document from a memory buffer

using foxit;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.common;
...

byte[] byte_buffer = File.ReadAllBytes(input_file);
IntPtr buffer = System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.AllocHGlobal(byte_buffer.Length);
try
{
    System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.Copy(byte_buffer, 0, buffer, byte_buffer.Length);
    PDFDoc doc = new PDFDoc(buffer, (uint)byte_buffer.Length);
    error_code = doc.Load(null);
    if (error_code != ErrorCode.e_ErrSuccess) return;
    ...
}
catch (foxit.PDFException e)
{
    Console.WriteLine("Error:{0}", e.GetErrorCode());
}
catch (System.Exception e)
{
    Console.WriteLine(e.Message);
}
finally
{
    System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.FreeHGlobal(buffer);
}
...

How to load an existing PDF document from a file read callback object

using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.common;
...

class FileReader : FileReaderCallback
    {
        private FileStream file_ = null;
        private long offset_ = 0;

        public FileReader(long offset)
        {
            this.offset_ = offset;
        }

        public Boolean LoadFile(String file_path)
        {
            file_ = new FileStream(file_path, FileMode.OpenOrCreate);
            return true;
        }

        public override long GetSize()
        {
            return this.offset_;
        }

        public override bool ReadBlock(IntPtr buffer, long offset, uint size)
        {
            int read_size = 0;
            file_.Seek(offset, SeekOrigin.Begin);
            byte[] array = new byte[size + 1];
            read_size = file_.Read(array, 0, (int)size);
            Marshal.Copy(array, 0, buffer, (int)size);
            return read_size == size ? true : false;
        }

        public override void Release()
        {
            this.file_.Close();
        }
    }
...

FileReader file_reader = new FileReader(offset);
file_reader.LoadFile(file_name);


PDFDoc doc_real = new PDFDoc(file_reader, false)
error_code = doc.Load(null);
if (error_code != ErrorCode.e_ErrSuccess) return;
...

How to load PDF document and get the first page of the PDF document

using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.common;
...

PDFDoc doc = new PDFDoc("Sample.pdf");
error_code = doc.Load(null);
if (error_code != ErrorCode.e_ErrSuccess) return;
...
// Get the first page of the document.
PDFPage page = doc.GetPage(0);
// Parse page.
page.StartParse((int)foxit.pdf.PDFPage.ParseFlags.e_ParsePageNormal, null, false);
...

How to save a PDF to a file

using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.common;
...

PDFDoc doc = new PDFDoc("Sample.pdf");
error_code = doc.Load(null);
if (error_code != ErrorCode.e_ErrSuccess) return;
...
// Do operations for the PDF document.
...
// Save the changes for the PDF document.
string newPdf = "the output path for the saved PDF";
doc.SaveAs(newPdf, (int)PDFDoc.SaveFlags.e_SaveFlagNoOriginal);

How to save a document into memory buffer by FileWriterCallback

using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using System.IO;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
...

class FileWriter : FileWriterCallback
{
     private MemoryStream memoryfilestream = new MemoryStream();
     public FileWriter()
     {
     }

     public override long GetSize()
     {
         return this.memoryfilestream.Length;
     }

     public override bool WriteBlock(IntPtr pData, long offset, uint size)
     {
         byte[] ys = new byte[size];
         Marshal.Copy(pData, ys, 0, (int)size);
         memoryfilestream.Write(ys, 0, (int)size);
         return true;
     }

     public override bool Flush()
     {
         return true;
     }

     public override void Release()
     {
     }
}
...

FileWriter fileWriter = new FileWriter();

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.
...

doc.StartSaveAs(fileWriter, (int) PDFDoc.SaveFlags.e_SaveFlagNoOriginal,null);
...

Page

PDF Page is the basic and important component of PDF Document. A PDFPage object is retrieved from a PDF document by function PDFDoc.GetPage. Page level APIs provide functions to parse, render, edit (includes creating, deleting and flattening) a page, retrieve PDF annotations, read and set the properties of a page, and etc. For most cases, A PDF page needs to be parsed before it is rendered or processed.

Example:

How to get page size

using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.common;
...

// Assuming PDFPage page has been loaded and parsed.
...
int width = (int)(page.GetWidth());
int height = (int)(page.GetHeight());
...

How to calculate bounding box of page contents

using foxit.pdf;
...

// Assuming PDFPage page has been loaded and parsed.
...

RectF ret = page.CalcContentBBox(PDFPage.CalcMarginMode.e_CalcContentsBox);
...

How to create a PDF page and set the size

using foxit.pdf;
...

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.

PDFPage page = doc.InsertPage(index, PageWidth, PageHeight);

How to delete a PDF page

using foxit.pdf;
...

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.

// Remove a PDF page by page index.
doc.RemovePage(index);

// Remove a specified PDF page.
doc.RemovePage(page);
...

How to flatten a PDF page

using foxit.pdf;
...

// Assuming PDFPage page has been loaded and parsed.

// Flatten all contents of a PDF page.
page.Flatten(true, (int)PDFPage.FlattenOptions.e_FlattenAll);

// Flatten a PDF page without annotations.
page.Flatten(true, (int)PDFPage.FlattenOptions.e_FlattenNoAnnot);

// Flatten a PDF page without form controls.
page.Flatten(true, (int)PDFPage.FlattenOptions.e_FlattenNoFormControl);

// Flatten a PDF page without annotations and form controls (Equals to nothing to be flattened).
page.Flatten(true, (int)(PDFPage.FlattenOptions.e_FlattenNoAnnot | PDFPage.FlattenOptions.e_FlattenNoFormControl));
...

How to get and set page thumbnails in a PDF document

using foxit.pdf;
...

// Assuming PDFPage page has been loaded and parsed.

// Get page thumbnails.
page.LoadThumbnail();

// Set thumbnails to the page. 
// Assuming Bitmap bitmap has been created.
page.SetThumbnail(bitmap);
...

Render

PDF rendering is realized through the Foxit renderer, a graphic engine that is used to render page to a bitmap or platform graphics device. Foxit PDF SDK provides APIs to set rendering options/flags, for example set flag to decide whether to render form fields and signature, whether to draw image anti-aliasing and path anti-aliasing. To do rendering, you can use the following APIs:

To render page and annotations, first use function Renderer.SetRenderContentFlags to decide whether to render page and annotation both or not, and then use function Renderer.StartRender to do the rendering. Function Renderer.StartQuickRender can also be used to render page but only for thumbnail purpose.

To render a single annotation, use function Renderer.RenderAnnot.

To render on a bitmap, use function Renderer.StartRenderBitmap.

To render a reflowed page, use function Renderer.StartRenderReflowPage.

Widget annotation is always associated with form field and form control in Foxit PDF SDK. For how to render widget annotations, here is a recommended flow:

After loading a PDF page, first render the page and all annotations in this page (including widget annotations).

Then, if use pdf.interform.Filler object to fill the form, the function pdf.interform.Filler.Render should be used to render the focused form control instead of the function Renderer.RenderAnnot.

Example:

How to render a page to a bitmap

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
// Assuming PDFPage page has been loaded and parsed.

int width = (int)(page.GetWidth());
int height = (int)(page.GetHeight());
Matrix2D matrix = page.GetDisplayMatrix(0, 0, width, height, page.GetRotation());

// Prepare a bitmap for rendering.
foxit.common.Bitmap bitmap = new foxit.common.Bitmap(width, height, foxit.common.Bitmap.DIBFormat.e_DIBArgb, System.IntPtr.Zero, 0);
bitmap.FillRect(0xFFFFFFFF, null);

// Render page.
Renderer render = new Renderer(bitmap, false);
render.StartRender(page, matrix, null);
...

How to render page and annotation

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;

// Assuming PDFPage page has been loaded and parsed.
...

int width = (int)(page.GetWidth());
int height = (int)(page.GetHeight());
Matrix2D matrix = page.GetDisplayMatrix(0, 0, width, height, page.GetRotation());

// Prepare a bitmap for rendering.
foxit.common.Bitmap bitmap = new foxit.common.Bitmap(width, height, foxit.common.Bitmap.DIBFormat.e_DIBArgb, System.IntPtr.Zero, 0);
bitmap.FillRect(0xFFFFFFFF, null);

// Render page
Renderer render = new Renderer(bitmap, false);
render.SetRenderContentFlags((int)Renderer.ContentFlag.e_RenderAnnot | (int)Renderer.ContentFlag.e_RenderPage);
render.StartRender(page, matrix, null);
...

Attachment

In Foxit PDF SDK, attachments are only referred to attachments of documents rather than file attachment annotation, which allow whole files to be encapsulated in a document, much like email attachments. PDF SDK provides applications APIs to access attachments such as loading attachments, getting attachments, inserting/removing attachments, and accessing properties of attachments.

Example:

How to insert an attachment file into a pdf

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.objects;

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.

string text_path = "The input path of the attached file you need to insert";
Attachments attachments = new Attachments(doc, new PDFNameTree());
attachment.AddFromFilePath("OriginalAttachmentsInfo", text_path);
...

How to remove a specific attachment of a PDF

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.objects;

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.
...
Attachments attachment = new Attachments(doc, new PDFNameTree());
string strKey = attachment.GetKey(index);
attachment.RemoveEmbeddedFile(strKey);
...

Text Page

Foxit PDF SDK provides APIs to extract, select, search and retrieve text in PDF documents. PDF text contents are stored in TextPage objects which are related to a specific page. TextPage class can be used to retrieve information about text in a PDF page, such as single character, single word, text content within specified character range or rectangle and so on. It also can be used to construct objects of other text related classes to do more operations for text contents or access specified information from text contents:

To search text in text contents of a PDF page, construct a TextSearch object with TextPage object.

To access text such like hypertext link, construct a PageTextLinks object with TextPage object.

Example:

How to extract text from a PDF page

using foxit.common;
using foxit.pdf;
...

// Assuming PDFPage page has been loaded and parsed.

using (var text_page = new TextPage(page, (int)TextPage.TextParseFlags.e_ParseTextNormal))
{
       int count = text_page.GetCharCount();
       if (count > 0)
          {
              String chars = text_page.GetChars(0, count);
              writer.Write(chars);
           }
}
...

How to get the text within a rectangle area in a PDF

using foxit.common;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
...

RectF rect = new RectF(100, 50, 220, 100);
TextPage text_page = new TextPage(page, (int)foxit.pdf.TextPage.TextParseFlags.e_ParseTextNormal);
String str_text = text_page.GetTextInRect(rect);
...

Text Search

Foxit PDF SDK provides APIs to search text in a PDF document, a XFA document, a text page or in a PDF annotation’s appearance. It offers functions to do a text search and get the searching result:

To specify the searching pattern and options, use functions TextSearch.SetPattern, TextSearch.SetStartPage (only useful for a text search in PDF document), TextSearch.SetEndPage (only useful for a text search in PDF document) and TextSearch.SetSearchFlags.

To do the searching, use function TextSearch.FindNext or TextSearch.FindPrev.

To get the searching result, use function TextSearch.GetMatchXXX().

Example:

How to search a text pattern in a page

using foxit.common;
using foxit.pdf;
...

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.

using (TextSearch search = new TextSearch(doc, null, (int)TextPage.TextParseFlags.e_ParseTextNormal))
{
     int start_index = 0;
     int end_index = doc.GetPageCount() - 1;
     search.SetStartPage(0);
     search.SetEndPage(doc.GetPageCount() - 1);

     String pattern = "Foxit";
     search.SetPattern(pattern);

     Int32 flags = (int)TextSearch.SearchFlags.e_SearchNormal;
     search.SetSearchFlags(flags);
     int match_count = 0;
     while (search.FindNext())
     {
          RectFArray rect_array = search.GetMatchRects();
          match_count++;
     }
...

Search and Replace

The Search and Replace feature allows you to search for specific text content within a PDF document and replace it with new content.

System requirements

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac

Programming Language: C, C++, Java, C#, Python, Objective-C

License Key requirement: ‘AdvEdit’ module permission in the license key

SDK Version: Foxit PDF SDK 9.0 or higher

How to work with the search and replace function

using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.addon.pageeditor;
… 

using (PDFDoc doc = new PDFDoc(input_file))
{
    error_code = doc.Load(null);

    // Instantiate a TextSearchReplace object.
    using (TextSearchReplace searchreplace = new TextSearchReplace(doc))

        // Configure search options, match whole words only, whether to set match only whole words and match case.
        using (FindOption find_option = new FindOption(true, true))

        using (ReplaceCallbackImpl replace_callback = new ReplaceCallbackImpl())
        // Set replacing callback function.
        searchreplace.SetReplaceCallback(replace_callback);

    // Set keywords and page index to do searching and replacing.
    searchreplace.SetPattern("PDF", 0, find_option);

    // Replace with new text.
    while (searchreplace.ReplaceNext("PDC") == true) {}
}

Text Link

In a PDF page, some text contents that represent a hypertext link to a website or a resource on the intent, or an email address are the same with common texts. Prior to text link processing, user should first call PageTextLinks.GetTextLink to get a textlink object.

Example:

How to retrieve hyperlinks in a PDF page

using foxit.common;
using foxit.pdf;
...

// Assuming PDFPage page has been loaded and parsed.

// Get the text page object.
TextPage text_page = new TextPage(page, (int)foxit.pdf.TextPage.TextParseFlags.e_ParseTextNormal);
PageTextLinks page_textlinks = new PageTextLinks(text_page);
TextLink text_link = page_textlinks.GetTextLink(index); // specify an index.
string str_url = text_link.GetURI();
...

Bookmark

Foxit PDF SDK provides navigational tools called Bookmarks to allow users to quickly locate and link their point of interest within a PDF document. PDF bookmark is also called outline, and each bookmark contains a destination or actions to describe where it links to. It is a tree-structured hierarchy, so function pdf.PDFDoc.GetRootBookmark must be called first to get the root of the whole bookmark tree before accessing to the bookmark tree. Here, “root bookmark” is an abstract object which can only have some child bookmarks without next sibling bookmarks and any data (includes bookmark data, destination data and action data). It cannot be shown on the application UI since it has no data. Therefore, a root bookmark can only call function Bookmark.GetFirstChild.

After the root bookmark is retrieved, following functions can be called to access other bookmarks:

To access the parent bookmark, use function Bookmark.GetParent.

To access the first child bookmark, use function Bookmark.GetFirstChild.

To access the next sibling bookmark, use function Bookmark.GetNextSibling.

To insert a new bookmark, use function Bookmark.Insert.

To move a bookmark, use function Bookmark.MoveTo.

Example:

How to find and list all bookmarks of a PDF

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.actions;
...

//Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.
...
Bookmark root = doc.GetRootBookmark();
Bookmark first_bookmark = root.GetFirstChild();
if (first_bookmark != null)
{
       TraverseBookmark(first_bookmark, 0);
}

Private void TraverseBookmark(Bookmark root, int iLevel)
{
       if (root != null)
       {
              Bookmark child = root.GetFirstChild();
              while (child != null)
              {
                 TraverseBookmark(child, iLevel + 1);
                 child = child.GetNextSibling();
              }
        }
}
...

How to insert a new bookmark

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.actions;

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.

Bookmark root = doc.GetRootBookmark();
if (root.IsEmpty())
{
    root = doc.CreateRootBookmark();
}
using (Destination dest = Destination.CreateFitPage(doc, 0))
{
    string ws_title = string.Format("A bookmark to a page (index: {0})", 0);

    Bookmark child;
    using (child = root.Insert(ws_title, Bookmark.Position.e_PosLastChild))
    {
        child.SetDestination(dest);
        child.SetColor(0xF68C21);
    }
}

How to create a table of contents based on bookmark information in PDFs

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.actions;

static void AddTOCToPDF(PDFDoc doc)
{
    //Set the table of contents configuration.
    using (var intarray = new Int32Array())
    {
        int depth = doc.GetBookmarkLevelDepth();
        if (depth > 0)
        {
            for (int i = 1; i <= depth; i++)
            {
                intarray.Add(i);
            }
        }
        string title = "";
        using (var toc_config = new TableOfContentsConfig(title, intarray, true, false))
        {
            //Add the table of contents
            doc.AddTableOfContents(toc_config);
        }
    }
}

Form (AcroForm)

PDF currently supports two different forms for gathering information interactively from the user – AcroForms and XFA forms. Acroforms are the original PDF-based fillable forms, based on the PDF architecture. Foxit PDF SDK provides APIs to view and edit form field programmatically. Form fields are commonly used in PDF documents to gather data. The Form class offers functions to retrieve form fields or form controls, import/export form data and other features, for example:

To retrieve form fields, please use functions Form.GetFieldCount and Form.GetField.

To retrieve form controls from a PDF page, please use functions Form.GetControlCount and Form.GetControl.

To import form data from an XML file, please use function Form.ImportFromXML; to export form data to an XML file, please use function Form.ExportToXML.

To retrieve form filler object, please use function Form.GetFormFiller.

To import form data from a FDF/XFDF file or export such data to a FDF/XFDF file, please refer to functions pdf.PDFDoc.ImportFromFDF and pdf.PDFDoc.ExportToFDF.

Example:

How to load the forms in a PDF

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.interform;
using foxit.pdf.annots;
using foxit.pdf.actions;
...

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.

Boolean hasForm = doc.HasForm();
If(hasForm)
       Form form = new Form(doc);
...

How to count form fields and get the properties

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.interform;
using foxit.pdf.annots;
using foxit.pdf.actions;
...

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.

Boolean hasForm = doc.HasForm();
If(hasForm)
       Form form = new Form(doc);
int count = form.GetFieldCount("");
for (int i = 0; i < count; i++)
{
    Field field = form.GetField(i, "");
    ...
}

How to export the form data in a PDF to a XML file

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.interform;
using foxit.pdf.annots;
using foxit.pdf.actions;
...

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.

Boolean hasForm = doc.HasForm();
If(hasForm)
       Form form = new Form(doc);
...
form.ExportToXML(XMLFilePath);
...

How to import form data from a XML file

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.interform;
using foxit.pdf.annots;
using foxit.pdf.actions;
...

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.

Boolean hasForm = doc.HasForm();
If(hasForm)
       Form form = new Form(doc);
...
form.ImportFromXML(XMLFilePath);
...

How to get and set the properties of form fields

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.interform;
using foxit.pdf.annots;
using foxit.pdf.actions;
...

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.

Boolean hasForm = doc.HasForm();
If(hasForm)
       Form form = new Form(doc);
Field field = form.GetField(0, "Text Field0");
field.GetAlignment();
field.GetAlternateName();
field.SetAlignment(Alignment.e_AlignmentLeft);
field.SetValue("3");
...

How to get coordinates of a form field

Load PDF file by PDFDoc.

Traverse the form fields of the PDFDoc to get the field object of form.

Traverse the form controls of the field object to get the form control object.

Get the related widget annotation object by form control.

Call the GetRect of the widget annotation object to get the coordinate of the form.

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.interform;
using foxit.pdf.annots;

...
using (PDFDoc doc = new PDFDoc(input_file))
{
    ErrorCode error_code = doc.Load(null);
    if (error_code != ErrorCode.e_ErrSuccess)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("[Failed] Cannot load PDF document: " + input_file + ".\r\nError Code: " + error_code + "\r\n");
        return;
    }
    if (!doc.HasForm()) return;
   using (Form form = new Form(doc))
    {
        for (int i = 0; i < form.GetFieldCount(null); i++)
        {
            using (Field field = form.GetField(i, null))
            {
                if (field.IsEmpty()) continue;
                for (int j = 0; j < field.GetControlCount(); j++)
                {
                    using (Control control = field.GetControl(j))
                    using (Widget widget = control.GetWidget())
                    //Get rectangle of the annot widget.
                    using (RectF rect = widget.GetRect()){}          
                }
            }
        }
    }
}
...

XFA Form

XFA (XML Forms Architecture) forms are XML-based forms, wrapped inside a PDF. The XML Forms Architecture provides a template-based grammar and a set of processing rules that allow uses to build interactive forms. At its simplest, a template-based grammar defines fields in which a user provides data.

Foxit PDF SDK provides APIs to render the XFA form, fill the form, export or import form’s data.

Note:

Foxit PDF SDK provides two callback classes foxit.addon.xfa.AppProviderCallback and foxit.addon.xfa.DocProviderCallback to represent the callback objects as an XFA document provider and an XFA application provider respectively. All the functions in those classes are used as callback functions. Pure virtual functions should be implemented by users.

To use the XFA form feature, please make sure the license key has the permission of the ‘XFA’ module

Example:

How to load XFADoc and represent an Interactive XFA form

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.addon;
using foxit.addon.xfa;
...

// Implement from AppProviderCallback
CFS_XFAAppHandler pXFAAppHandler = new CFS_XFAAppHandler();  
Library.RegisterXFAAppProviderCallback(pXFAAppHandler);
string input_file = input_path + "xfa_dynamic.pdf";
using (PDFDoc doc = new PDFDoc(input_file))
{
    error_code = doc.Load(null);
    if (error_code != ErrorCode.e_ErrSuccess)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("The PDFDoc [{0}] Error: {1}\n", input_file, error_code);
        Library.Release();
        return;
    }

    // Implement from DocProviderCallback    
    CFS_XFADocHandler pXFADocHandler = new CFS_XFADocHandler(); 
    using (XFADoc xfa_doc = new XFADoc(doc, pXFADocHandler))
    {
    ...
    }
}

How to export and import XFA form data

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.addon;
using foxit.addon.xfa;
...

// Assuming FSXFADoc xfa_doc has been loaded.

...
xfa_doc.ExportData("xfa_form.xml", XFADoc.ExportDataType.e_ExportDataTypeXML);

xfa_doc.ResetForm();
doc.SaveAs("xfa_dynamic_resetform.pdf", (int)foxit.pdf.PDFDoc.SaveFlags.e_SaveFlagNormal);

xfa_doc.ImportData(output_path + "xfa_form.xml");
doc.SaveAs("xfa_dynamic_importdata.pdf", (int)foxit.pdf.PDFDoc.SaveFlags.e_SaveFlagNormal);
...

Form Filler

Form filler is the most commonly used feature for users. Form filler allows applications to fill forms dynamically. The key point for applications to fill forms is to construct some callback functions for PDF SDK to call. To fill the form, please construct a Filler object by current Form object or retrieve the Filler object by function Form.GetFormFiller if such object has been constructed. (There should be only one form filler object for an interactive form). For how to fill a form with form filler, you can refer to the view demo “view_demo” in the “\examples\view_demo” folder of the download package.

Form Design

Fillable PDF forms (AcroForm) are especially convenient for preparation of various applications, such as taxes and other government forms. Form design provides APIs to add or remove form fields (Acroform) to or from a PDF file. Designing a form from scratch allows developers to create the exact content and layout of the form they want.

Example:

How to add a text form field to a PDF

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.interform;
using foxit.pdf.annots;
using foxit.pdf.actions;
...

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.

Control control = form.AddControl(page, "Text Field0", Field.Type.e_TypeTextField, new RectF(50f, 600f, 90f, 640f))
...

How to remove a text form field from a PDF

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.interform;
using foxit.pdf.annots;
using foxit.pdf.actions;
...

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.

Field field = form.GetField(0, "Text Field0");
form.RemoveField(field);
......

Annotations

General

An annotation associates an object such as note, line, and highlight with a location on a page of a PDF document. It provides a way to interact with users by means of the mouse and keyboard. PDF includes a wide variety of standard annotation types as listed in Table 3-1. Among these annotation types, many of them are defined as markup annotations for they are used primarily to mark up PDF documents. These annotations have text that appears as part of the annotation and may be displayed in other ways by a conforming reader, such as in a Comments pane. The ‘Markup’ column Table 3-1 shows whether an annotation is a markup annotation.

Foxit PDF SDK supports most annotation types defined in PDF reference [1]. PDF SDK provides APIs of annotation creation, properties access and modification, appearance setting and drawing.

Table 31

Annotation typeDescriptionMarkupSupported by SDK
Text(Note)Text annotationYesYes
LinkLink AnnotationsNoYes
FreeText (TypeWriter/TextBox/Callout)Free text annotationYesYes
LineLine annotationYesYes
SquareSquare annotationYesYes
CircleCircle annotationYesYes
PolygonPolygon annotationYesYes
PolyLinePolyLine annotationYesYes
HighlightHighlight annotationYesYes
UnderlineUnderline annotationYesYes
SquigglySquiggly annotationYesYes
StrikeOutStrikeOut annotationYesYes
StampStamp annotationYesYes
CaretCaret annotationYesYes
Ink(pencil)Ink annotationYesYes
PopupPopup annotationNoYes
File AttachmentFileAttachment annotationYesYes
SoundSound annotationYesNo
MovieMovie annotationNoNo
Widget*Widget annotationNoYes
ScreenScreen annotationNoYes
PrinterMarkPrinterMark annotationNoNo
TrapNetTrap network annotationNoNo
Watermark*Watermark annotationNoYes
3D3D annotationNoNo
RedactRedact annotationYesYes

Note:

The annotation types of widget and watermark are special. They aren’t supported in the module of ‘Annotation’. The type of widget is only used in the module of ‘form filler’ and the type of watermark only in the module of ‘watermark’.

Foxit SDK supports a customized annotation type called PSI (pressure sensitive ink) annotation that is not described in PDF reference [1]. Usually, PSI is for handwriting features and Foxit SDK treats it as PSI annotation so that it can be handled by other PDF products.

Example:

How to add a link annotation to a PDF page
using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.graphics;
using foxit.pdf.annots;
using foxit.pdf.actions;
...

// Assuming PDFPage page has been loaded and parsed.

Annot annot = page.AddAnnot(Annot.Type.e_Link, new RectF(350, 350, 380, 400))
Link link = new Link(annot);
link.SetHighlightingMode(Annot.HighlightingMode.e_HighlightingToggle);

// Appearance should be reset.
link.ResetAppearanceStream();
...
How to add a highlight annotation to a page and set the related annotation properties
using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.graphics;
using foxit.pdf.annots;
using foxit.pdf.actions;
...

// Assuming PDFPage page has been loaded and parsed.

// Add highlight annotation.
Annot annot = page.AddAnnot(Annot.Type.e_Highlight, new RectF(10, 450, 100, 550));
Highlight highlight = new Highlight(annot);
highlight.SetContent("Highlight");
QuadPoints quad_points = new QuadPoints();
quad_points.first = new foxit.common.fxcrt.PointF(10, 500);
quad_points.second = new foxit.common.fxcrt.PointF(90, 500);
quad_points.third = new foxit.common.fxcrt.PointF(10, 480);
quad_points.fourth = new foxit.common.fxcrt.PointF(90, 480);
QuadPointsArray quad_points_array = new QuadPointsArray();
quad_points_array.Add(quad_points);
highlight.SetQuadPoints(quad_points_array);
highlight.SetSubject("Highlight");
highlight.SetTitle("Foxit SDK");
highlight.SetCreationDateTime(GetLocalDateTime());
highlight.SetModifiedDateTime(GetLocalDateTime());
highlight.SetUniqueID(RandomUID());

// Appearance should be reset.
highlight.ResetAppearanceStream();
...
How to set the popup information when creating markup annotations
using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.graphics;
using foxit.pdf.annots;
using foxit.pdf.actions;
...

// Assuming PDFPage page has been loaded and parsed.
// Assuming the annnots in the page have been loaded.

// Create a new note annot and set the properties for it.
Annot annot = page.AddAnnot(Annot.Type.e_Note, new RectF(10, 350, 50, 400));
Note note = new Note(annot);
note.SetIconName("Comment");
note.SetSubject("Note");
note.SetTitle("Foxit SDK");
note.SetContent("Note annotation.");
note.SetCreationDateTime(GetLocalDateTime());
note.SetModifiedDateTime(GetLocalDateTime());
note.SetUniqueID(RandomUID());

// Add popup to note annotation.
Annot annot_popup = page.AddAnnot(Annot.Type.e_Popup, new RectF(300, 450, 500, 550));
Popup popup = new Popup(annot);                  
popup.SetBorderColor(0x00FF00);
popup.SetOpenStatus(false);
popup.SetModifiedDateTime(GetLocalDateTime());
note.SetPopup(popup);

// Appearance should be reset.
note.ResetAppearanceStream();
...
How to get a specific annotation in a PDF using device coordinates
using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.graphics;
using foxit.pdf.annots;
...

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.
// Assuming PDFPage page has been loaded and parsed.
...

int width = (int)page.GetWidth();
int height = (int)page.GetHeight();

Matrix2D matrix = page.GetDisplayMatrix(0, 0, width, height, page.GetRotation());

// Assuming PointF point has been got.

float tolerance = 3.0f;

Annot annot = page.GetAnnotAtDevicePoint(point, tolerance, matrix);
...
How to extract the texts under text markup annotations
using foxit.common;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.annots;
...

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.
...

using (var page = doc.GetPage(0))
{
    // Parse the first page.
    page.StartParse((int) PDFPage.ParseFlags.e_ParsePageNormal, null, false);
    // Get a TextPage object.
    using (var text_page = new TextPage(page, (int) TextPage.TextParseFlags.e_ParseTextNormal))
    {
        int annot_count = page.GetAnnotCount();
        for (int i = 0; i<annot_count; i++)
        {
            Annot annot = page.GetAnnot(i);
TextMarkup text_markup = new TextMarkup(annot);
            if (!text_markup.IsEmpty())
            {
                // Get the texts which intersect with a text markup annotation.
                string text = text_page.GetTextUnderAnnot(text_markup);
            }
        }
    }
}
How to add richtext for freetext annotation
using foxit.common;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.annots;

// Make sure that SDK has already been initialized successfully.
// Load a PDF document, get a PDF page and parse it.

// Add a new freetext annotation, as text box.
FreeText freetext = null;
Annot annot = null;
using (annot = pdf_page.AddAnnot(Annot.Type.e_FreeText, new RectF(50, 50, 150, 100)))
using (freetext = new FreeText(annot))
{
    // Set annotation's properties.

    // Add/insert richtext string with style.
    using (RichTextStyle richtext_style = new RichTextStyle())
    {
        {
            String font_name = "Times New Roman";
            using (richtext_style.font = new foxit.common.Font(font_name, 0, foxit.common.Font.Charset.e_CharsetANSI, 0))
            {
                richtext_style.text_color = 0xFF0000;
                richtext_style.text_size = 10;
                freetext.AddRichText("Textbox annotation ", richtext_style);

                richtext_style.text_color = 0x00FF00;
                richtext_style.is_underline = true;
                freetext.AddRichText("1-underline ", richtext_style);
            }
        }
        {
            String font_name = "Calibri";
            using (richtext_style.font = new foxit.common.Font(font_name, 0, foxit.common.Font.Charset.e_CharsetANSI, 0))
            {
                richtext_style.text_color = 0x0000FF;
                richtext_style.is_underline = false;
                richtext_style.is_strikethrough = true;
                int richtext_count = freetext.GetRichTextCount();
                freetext.InsertRichText(richtext_count - 1, "2_strikethrough ", richtext_style);
            }
        }
    }

    // Appearance should be reset.
    freetext.resetAppearanceStream();
}

Import annotations from or export annotations to a FDF file

In Foxit PDF SDK, annotations can be created with data not only from applications but also from FDF files. At the same time, PDF SDK supports to export annotations to FDF files.

Example:

How to load annotations from a FDF file and add them into the first page of a given PDF
using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.
...

string fdf_file = "The FDF file path";
foxit.fdf.FDFDoc fdf_doc = new foxit.fdf.FDFDoc(fdf_file);
pdf_doc.ImportFromFDF(fdf_doc, (int)foxit.pdf.PDFDoc.DataType.e_Annots, new Range());
...

Image Conversion

Foxit PDF SDK provides APIs for conversion between PDF files and images. Applications could easily fulfill functionalities like image creation and image conversion which supports the following image formats: BMP, TIFF, PNG, JPX, JPEG, and GIF. Foxit PDF SDK can make the conversion between PDF files and the supported image formats except for GIF. It only supports converting GIF images to PDF files.

Example:

How to convert PDF pages to bitmap files

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.
...

Image image = new Image();

// Get page count
int nPageCount = doc.GetPageCount();
for(int i=0;i<nPageCount;i++)
{
   using (PDFPage page = doc.GetPage(i))
   {
      // Parse page.
      page.StartParse((int)foxit.pdf.PDFPage.ParseFlags.e_ParsePageNormal, null, false);

      int width = (int)(page.GetWidth());
      int height = (int)(page.GetHeight());
      Matrix2D matrix = page.GetDisplayMatrix(0, 0, width, height, page.GetRotation());

      // Prepare a bitmap for rendering.
      foxit.common.Bitmap bitmap = new foxit.common.Bitmap(width, height,       foxit.common.Bitmap.DIBFormat.e_DIBArgb, System.IntPtr.Zero, 0);
      bitmap.FillRect(0xFFFFFFFF, null);

      // Render page
      Renderer render = new Renderer(bitmap, false);
      render.StartRender(page, matrix, null);
      image.AddFrame(bitmap);
      }
}
...

Note: For pdf2image functionality, if the PDF file contains images larger than 1G, it is recommended to process the images using tiled rendering. Otherwise, it may occur exceptions. Following is a brief implementation of tiled rendering.

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;

page.StartParse((int)foxit.pdf.PDFPage.ParseFlags.e_ParsePageNormal, null, false);

int width = (int)(page.GetWidth());
int height = (int)(page.GetHeight());

int render_sum = 10;
int width_scale = 1;
int height_scale = 1;
int little_width = width * width_scale;
int little_height = height / render_sum * height_scale;

for (int i = 0; i < render_sum; i++)
{
    // According to Matrix, do module rendering for large PDF files.
    Matrix2D matrix = page.GetDisplayMatrix(0, -1 * i * little_height, little_width, height * height_scale, page.GetRotation());

    // Prepare a bitmap for rendering.
    foxit.common.Bitmap bitmap = new foxit.common.Bitmap(little_width, little_height,       foxit.common.Bitmap.DIBFormat.e_DIBArgb, System.IntPtr.Zero, 0);
    bitmap.FillRect(0xFFFFFFFF, null);
    Renderer render = new Renderer(bitmap, false);
    render.StartRender(page, matrix, null);
    // The bitmap data will be added to the end of image file after rendering.
    ...
    matrix.DisPose();
    draw.Dispose();
    render.Dispose();
}

How to convert an image file to PDF file

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.
...
Image image = new Image(input_file);
int count = image.GetFrameCount();

for (int i = 0; i < count; i++) {
    PDFPage page = doc.InsertPage(i, PDFPage.Size.e_SizeLetter);
    page.StartParse((int)PDFPage.ParseFlags.e_ParsePageNormal, null, false);

    // Add image to page
    page.AddImage(image, i, new PointF(0, 0), page.GetWidth(), page.GetHeight(), true);
}

doc.SaveAs(output_file, (int)PDFDoc.SaveFlags.e_SaveFlagNoOriginal);
...

Watermark

Watermark is a type of PDF annotation and is widely used in PDF document. Watermark is a visible embedded overlay on a document consisting of text, a logo, or a copyright notice. The purpose of a watermark is to identify the work and discourage its unauthorized use. Foxit PDF SDK provides APIs to work with watermark, allowing applications to create, insert, release and remove watermarks.

Example:

How to create a text watermark and insert it into the first page

using foxit.common;
using foxit.pdf;
...

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.

WatermarkSettings settings = new WatermarkSettings();
settings.offset_x = 0;
settings.offset_y = 0;
settings.opacity = 90;
settings.position = Position.e_PosTopRight;
settings.rotation = -45.0f;
settings.scale_x = 1.0f;
settings.scale_y = 1.0f;

WatermarkTextProperties text_properties = new WatermarkTextProperties();
text_properties.alignment = Alignment.e_AlignmentCenter;
text_properties.color = 0xF68C21;
text_properties.font_style = WatermarkTextProperties.FontStyle.e_FontStyleNormal;
text_properties.line_space = 1;
text_properties.font_size = 12.0f;
text_properties.font = font;

Watermark watermark = new Watermark(doc, "Foxit PDF SDK\nwww.foxitsoftware.com", text_properties, settings);
watermark.InsertToPage(doc.GetPage(0));

// Save document to file
...

How to create an image watermark and insert it into the first page

using foxit.common;
using foxit.pdf;
...

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.
// Assuming PDFPage page has been loaded and parsed.

WatermarkSettings settings = new WatermarkSettings();
settings.flags = (int)(WatermarkSettings.Flags.e_FlagASPageContents | WatermarkSettings.Flags.e_FlagOnTop);
settings.offset_x = 0.0f;
settings.offset_y = 0.0f;
settings.opacity = 20;
settings.position = Position.e_PosCenter;
settings.rotation = 0.0f;

Image image = new Image(image_file);
foxit.common.Bitmap bitmap = image.GetFrameBitmap(0);

settings.scale_x = page.GetWidth() * 0.618f / bitmap.Width;
settings.scale_y = settings.scale_x;

Watermark watermark = new Watermark(doc, image, 0, settings);
watermark.InsertToPage(doc.GetPage(0));

// Save document to file.
...

How to remove all watermarks from a page

using foxit.common;
using foxit.pdf;
...

// Assuming PDFPage page has been loaded and parsed.
...
page.RemoveAllWatermarks();
...
// Save document to file
...

Barcode

A barcode is an optical machine-readable representation of data relating to the object to which it is attached. Originally barcodes systematically represented data by varying the widths and spacing of parallel lines, and may be referred to as linear or one-dimensional (1D). Later they evolved into rectangles, dots, hexagons and other geometric patterns in two dimensions (2D). Although 2D systems use a variety of symbols, they are generally referred to as barcodes as well. Barcodes originally were scanned by special optical scanners called barcode readers. Later, scanners and interpretive software became available on devices including desktop printers and smartphones. Foxit PDF SDK provides applications to generate a barcode bitmap from a given string. The barcode types that Foxit PDF SDK supports are listed in Table 3-2.

Table 32

Barcode TypeCode39Code128EAN8UPCAEAN13ITFPDF417QR
Dimension1D1D1D1D1D1D2D2D

Example:

How to generate a barcode bitmap from a string

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
...

// Strings used as barcode content.
String sz_code_str = "TEST-SHEET";

// Barcode format types.
Barcode.Format sz_code_format = Barcode.Format.e_FormatCode39;

//Format error correction level of QR code.
Barcode.QRErrorCorrectionLevel qr_level = Barcode.QRErrorCorrectionLevel.e_QRCorrectionLevelLow;

//Image names for the saved image files for QR code.
String sz_bmp_qr_name = "/QR_CODE_TestForBarcodeQrCode_L.bmp";

// Unit width for barcode in pixels, preferred value is 1-5 pixels.
int unit_width = 2;

// Unit height for barcode in pixels, preferred value is >= 20 pixels.
int unit_height = 120;

Barcode barcode;
Barcode barcode = new Barcode();

foxit.common.Bitmap bitmap = barcode.GenerateBitmap(sz_code_str, sz_code_format, unit_width, unit_height, qr_level);
...

Security

Foxit PDF SDK provides a range of encryption and decryption functions to meet different level of document security protection. Users can use regular password encryption and certificate-driven encryption, or using their own security handler for custom security implementation. It also provides APIs to integrate with the third-party security mechanism (Microsoft RMS). These APIs allow developers to work with the Microsoft RMS SDK to both encrypt (protect) and decrypt (unprotect) PDF documents.

Note: For more detailed information about the RMS encryption and decryption, please refer to the simple demo “security” in the “\examples\simple_demo” folder of the download package.

Example:

How to encrypt a PDF file with user password “123” and owner password “456”

using foxit.common;
using foxit.pdf;
...
using (var handler = new StdSecurityHandler())
{
     using (var encrypt_data = new StdEncryptData(true, -4, SecurityHandler.CipherType.e_CipherAES, 16))
     {
          handler.Initialize(encrypt_data, “123”, “456”);
          doc.SetSecurityHandler(handler);

          doc.SaveAs(output_file, (int)PDFDoc.SaveFlags.e_SaveFlagNormal);
     }
}
...

How to encrypt a PDF file with Certificate

using foxit.common;
using foxit.pdf;
...
PDFDoc doc = new PDFDoc(input_file);
ErrorCode error_code = doc.Load(null);
if (error_code != ErrorCode.e_ErrSuccess){
     return;
}

// Do encryption.
string cert_file_path = input_path + "foxit.cer";

var cms = new EnvelopedCms(new ContentInfo(seed));
cms.ContentEncryptionAlgorithm.Oid.Value = "1.2.840.113549.3.4";
cms.Encrypt(new CmsRecipient(new X509Certificate2(cert_file_path)));
byte[] bytes = cms.Encode();

byte[] data = new byte[20 + bytes.Length];
Array.Copy(seed, 0, data, 0, 20);
Array.Copy(bytes, 0, data, 20, bytes.Length);
SHA1 sha1 = new SHA1CryptoServiceProvider();
byte[] initial_key = new byte[16];
Array.Copy(sha1.ComputeHash(data), initial_key, initial_key.Length);

byte[][] bytes_array = new byte[1][];
bytes_array[0] = bytes;
var handler = new CertificateSecurityHandler()
var encrypt_data = new CertificateEncryptData()
encrypt_data.Set(true, SecurityHandler.CipherType.e_CipherAES, bytes_array);
handler.Initialize(encrypt_data, initial_key);

doc.SetSecurityHandler(handler);
doc.SaveAs(output_file, (int)PDFDoc.SaveFlags.e_SaveFlagNormal);
...

How to encrypt a PDF file with Foxit DRM

using foxit.common;
using foxit.pdf;
...
PDFDoc doc = new PDFDoc(input_file);
ErrorCode error_code = doc.Load(null);
if (error_code != ErrorCode.e_ErrSuccess){
     return;
}

// Do encryption.
var handler = new DRMSecurityHandler();
var encrypt_data = new DRMEncryptData(true,"Simple-DRM-filter", SecurityHandler.CipherType.e_CipherAES, 16, true, -4);
string file_id = "Simple-DRM-file-ID";
string initialize_key = "Simple-DRM-initialize-key";
handler.Initialize(encrypt_data, file_id, initialize_key);
doc.SetSecurityHandler(handler);
doc.SaveAs(output_file, (int)PDFDoc.SaveFlags.e_SaveFlagNormal);
...

Reflow

Reflow is a function that rearranges page content when the page size changes. It is useful for applications that have output devices with difference sizes. Reflow frees the applications from considering layout for different devices. This function provides APIs to create, render, release and access properties of ‘reflow’ pages.

Example:

How to create a reflow page and render it to a bmp file.

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
... 

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.

PDFPage page = doc.GetPage(0);

// Parse PDF page.
page.StartParse((int)foxit.pdf.PDFPage.ParseFlags.e_ParsePageNormal, null, false);

ReflowPage reflow_page = new ReflowPage(page);

// Set some arguments used for parsing the reflow page.
reflow_page.SetLineSpace(0);
reflow_page.SetZoom(100);
reflow_page.SetParseFlags((int)ReflowPage.Flags.e_WithImage);

// Parse reflow page.
reflow_page.StartParse(null);


// Get actual size of content of reflow page. The content size does not contain the margin.
float content_width = reflow_page.GetContentWidth();
float content_height = reflow_page.GetContentHeight();

// Assuming Bitmap bitmap has been created.

// Render reflow page.
Renderer renderer = new Renderer(bitmap, false);
Matrix2D matrix = reflow_page.GetDisplayMatrix(0, 0);
renderer.StartRenderReflowPage(reflow_page, matrix, null);
...

Asynchronous PDF

Asynchronous PDF technique is a way to access PDF pages without loading the whole document when it takes a long time. It’s especially designed for accessing PDF files on internet. With asynchronous PDF technique, applications do not have to wait for the whole PDF file to be downloaded before accessing it. Applications can open any page when the data of that page is available. It provides a convenient and efficient way for web reading applications. For how to open and parse pages with asynchronous mode, you can refer to the simple demo “async_load” in the “\examples\simple_demo” folder of the download package.

Pressure Sensitive Ink

Pressure Sensitive Ink (PSI) is a technique to obtain varying electrical outputs in response to varying pressure or force applied across a layer of pressure sensitive devices. In PDF, PSI is usually used for hand writing signatures. PSI data are collected by touching screens or handwriting on boards. PSI data contains coordinates and canvas of the operating area which can be used to generate appearance of PSI. Foxit PDF SDK allows applications to create PSI, access properties, operate on ink and canvas, and release PSI.

Example:

How to create a PSI and set the related properties for it

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.annots;
...

PSI psi = new PSI(480, 180, true);

// Set ink diameter.
psi.SetDiameter(9);

// Set ink color.
psi.SetColor(0x434236);

// Set ink opacity.
psi.SetOpacity(0.8f);

// Add points to pressure sensitive ink.
float x = 121.3043f;
float y = 326.6846f;
float pressure = 0.0966f;
Path.PointType type = Path.PointType.e_TypeMoveTo;
foxit.common.fxcrt.PointF pt = new foxit.common.fxcrt.PointF(x, y);
psi.AddPoint(pt, type, pressure);
...

Wrapper

Wrapper provides a way for users to save their own data related to a PDF document. For example, when opening an encrypted unauthorized PDF document, users may get an error message. In this case, users can still access wrapper data even when they do not have permissions to the PDF content. The wrapper data could be used to provide information like where to get decryption method of this document.

Example:

How to open a document including wrapper data.

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.graphics;
using foxit.pdf.objects;

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.
 
// file_name is PDF document which includes wrapper data.
PDFDoc doc = new PDFDoc(file_name);
ErrorCode code = doc.Load(null);
if (code != ErrorCode.e_ErrSuccess)
{
       return;
}
if (!doc.IsWrapper())
{
       return;
}

long offset = doc.GetWrapperOffset();
FileReader file_reader = new FileReader(offset);
file_reader.LoadFile(file_name);
...

PDF Objects

There are eight types of objects in PDF: Boolean object, numerical object, string object, name object, array object, dictionary object, stream object and null object. PDF objects are document level objects that are different from page objects (see 3.25) which are associated with a specific page each. Foxit PDF SDK provides APIs to create, modify, retrieve and delete these objects in a document.

Example:

How to remove some properties from catalog dictionary

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.graphics;
using foxit.pdf.objects;
...

// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.

PDFDictionary doc_catalog_dict = doc.GetCatalog();
String[] key_strings = { "Type", "Boolean", "Name", "String", "Array", "Dict" };
int count = key_strings.Length;
for (int i = 0; i < count; i++)
{
   if (catalog.HasKey(key_strings[i]))
   {
       catalog.RemoveAt(key_strings[i]);
   }
}
...

Page Object

Page object is a feature that allows novice users having limited knowledge of PDF objects (see 3.24 for details of PDF objects) to be able to work with text, path, image, and canvas objects. Foxit PDF SDK provides APIs to add and delete PDF objects in a page and set specific attributes. Using page object, users can create PDF page from object contents. Other possible usages of page object include adding headers and footers to PDF documents, adding an image logo to each page, or generating a template PDF on demand.

Example:

How to create a text object in a PDF page

using foxit.common;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.graphics;    
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
...

// Assuming PDFPage page has been loaded and parsed.

long position = page.GetLastGraphicsObjectPosition(GraphicsObject.Type.e_TypeText);
TextObject text_object = TextObject.Create();
text_object.SetFillColor(0xFFFF7F00);

// Prepare text state.
TextState state = new TextState();
Font font = new Font("Simsun", (int)Font.Styles.e_StylesSmallCap, Font.Charset.e_CharsetGB2312, 0);
state.font_size = 80.0f;
state.font = font;
state.textmode = TextState.Mode.e_ModeFill;
text_object.SetTextState(page, state, false, 750);

// Set text.
text_object.SetText("Foxit Software");
long last_position = page.InsertGraphicsObject(position, text_object);
...

How to add an image logo to a PDF page

using foxit.common;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.graphics;    
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
...

// Assuming PDFPage page has been loaded and parsed.

long position = page.GetLastGraphicsObjectPosition(GraphicsObject.Type.e_TypeImage);
Image image = new Image(image_file);
ImageObject image_object = ImageObject.Create(page.GetDocument());
image_object.SetImage(image, 0);

float width = image.GetWidth();
float height = image.GetHeight();
float page_width = page.GetWidth();
float page_height = page.GetHeight();

image_object.SetMatrix(new Matrix2D(width, 0, 0, height, (page_width - width) / 2.0f, (page_height - height) / 2.0f));
page.InsertGraphicsObject(position, image_object);
page.GenerateContent();
...

Marked content

In PDF document, a portion of content can be marked as marked content element. Marked content helps to organize the logical structure information in a PDF document and enables stylized tagged PDF. Tagged PDF has a standard structure types and attributes that allow page content to be extracted and reused for other purposes. More details about marked content could be found in chapter 10.5 of PDF reference 1.7 [1].

Example:

How to get marked content in a page and get the tag name

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.graphics;
using foxit.pdf.objects;

... 
// Assuming PDFPage page has been loaded and parsed.

long position = page.GetFirstGraphicsObjectPosition(GraphicsObject.Type.e_TypeText);
GraphicsObject text_obj = page.GetGraphicsObject(position);
MarkedContent content = text_obj.GetMarkedContent();

int nCount = content.GetItemCount();
// Get marked content property
for (int i = 0; i < nCount; i++)
{
     String tag_name = content.GetItemTagName(i);
     int mcid = content.GetItemMCID(i);
}
...

Layer

PDF Layers, in other words, Optional Content Groups (OCG), are supported in Foxit PDF SDK. Users can selectively view or hide the contents in different layers of a multi-layer PDF document. Multi-layers are widely used in many application domains such as CAD drawings, maps, layered artwork and multi-language document, etc.

In Foxit PDF SDK, a PDF layer is associated with a layer node. To retrieve a layer node, user should construct a PDF LayerTree object first and then call function LayerTree.GetRootNode to get the root layer node of the whole layer tree. Furthermore, you can enumerate all the nodes in the layer tree from the root layer node. Foxit PDF SDK provides APIs to get/set layer data, view or hide the contents in different layers, set layers’ name, add or remove layers, and edit layers.

Example:

How to create a PDF layer

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
 ...
// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.

LayerTree layertree = new LayerTree(doc);
LayerNode root = layertree.GetRootNode();
...    

How to set all the layer nodes information

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
...
// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.

public static void SetAllLayerNodesInformation(LayerNode layer_node) 
{
     if (layer_node.HasLayer()) 
     {
        layer_node.SetDefaultVisible(true);
        layer_node.SetExportUsage(LayerTree.UsageState.e_StateUndefined);
        layer_node.SetViewUsage(LayerTree.UsageState.e_StateOFF);
        LayerPrintData print_data = new LayerPrintData("subtype_print", LayerTree.UsageState.e_StateON);
        layer_node.SetPrintUsage (print_data);
        LayerZoomData zoom_data = new LayerZoomData(1, 10);
        layer_node.SetZoomUsage(zoom_data);
        string new_name = "[View_OFF_Print_ON_Export_Undefined]" + layer_node.GetName();
        layer_node.SetName(new_name);
     }
     int count = layer_node.GetChildrenCount();
     for (int i = 0; i < count; i++) 
     {
        using (LayerNode child = layer_node.GetChild(i))
        {
              SetAllLayerNodesInformation(child);
        }
     }
}

LayerTree layertree = new LayerTree(doc);
LayerNode root = layertree.GetRootNode();
if (root.IsEmpty())
{
    return;
}
SetAllLayerNodesInformation(root);
...    

How to edit layer tree

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
 ...
// Assuming PDFDoc doc has been loaded.

LayerTree layertree = new LayerTree(doc);
LayerNode root = layertree.GetRootNode();
int children_count = root.GetChildrenCount();
root.RemoveChild(children_count - 1);
LayerNode child = root.GetChild(children_count - 2);
LayerNode child0 = root.GetChild(0);
child.MoveTo(child0, 0);
child.AddChild(0, "AddedLayerNode", true);
child.AddChild(0, "AddedNode", false);

Signature

PDF Signature module can be used to create and sign digital signatures for PDF documents, which protects the security of documents’ contents and avoids it to be tampered maliciously. It can let the receiver make sure that the document is released by the signer and the contents of the document are complete and unchanged. Foxit PDF SDK provides APIs to create digital signature, verify the validity of signature, delete existing digital signature, get and set properties of digital signature, display signature and customize the appearance of the signature form fields.

Note: Foxit PDF SDK provides default Signature handler which supports the following two types of signature filter and subfilter:

(1) filter: Adobe.PPKLite subfilter: adbe.pkcs7.detached

(2) filter: Adobe.PPKLite subfilter: adbe.pkcs7.sha1

If you use one of the above signature filter and subfilter, you can sign a PDF document and verify the validity of signature by default without needing to register a custom callback.

Example:

How to sign the PDF document with a signature

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.IO;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit;
using foxit.pdf.annots;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
using foxit.pdf.interform;

static foxit.common.DateTime GetLocalDateTime()
{
    System.DateTimeOffset rime = System.DateTimeOffset.Now;
    foxit.common.DateTime datetime = new foxit.common.DateTime();
    datetime.year = (UInt16)rime.Year;
    datetime.month = (UInt16)rime.Month;
    datetime.day = (ushort)rime.Day;
    datetime.hour = (UInt16)rime.Hour;
    datetime.minute = (UInt16)rime.Minute;
    datetime.second = (UInt16)rime.Second;
    datetime.utc_hour_offset = (short)rime.Offset.Hours;
    datetime.utc_minute_offset = (ushort)rime.Offset.Minutes;
    return datetime;
}

static Signature AddSiganture(PDFPage pdf_page, string sub_filter) {
    float page_height = pdf_page.GetHeight();
    float page_width = pdf_page.GetWidth();
    RectF new_sig_rect = new RectF(0, (float)(page_height*0.9), (float)(page_width*0.4), page_height);
    // Add a new signature to page.
    Signature new_sig = pdf_page.AddSignature(new_sig_rect);
    if (new_sig.IsEmpty()) return null;
    // Set values for the new signature.
    new_sig.SetKeyValue(Signature.KeyName.e_KeyNameSigner, "Foxit PDF SDK");
    String new_value = String.Format("As a sample for subfilter \"{0}\"", sub_filter);
    new_sig.SetKeyValue(Signature.KeyName.e_KeyNameReason, new_value);
    new_sig.SetKeyValue(Signature.KeyName.e_KeyNameContactInfo, "[email protected]");
    new_sig.SetKeyValue(Signature.KeyName.e_KeyNameDN, "CN=CN,[email protected]");
    new_sig.SetKeyValue(Signature.KeyName.e_KeyNameLocation, "Fuzhou, China");
    new_value = String.Format("As a sample for subfilter \"{0}\"", sub_filter);
    new_sig.SetKeyValue(Signature.KeyName.e_KeyNameText, new_value);
    foxit.common.DateTime sign_time = GetLocalDateTime();
    new_sig.SetSignTime(sign_time);
    String image_file_path = input_path + "FoxitLogo.jpg";
    using (Image image = new Image(image_file_path))
    {
        new_sig.SetImage(image, 0);
        // Set appearance flags to decide which content would be used in appearance.
        int ap_flags = Convert.ToInt32(Signature.APFlags.e_APFlagLabel | Signature.APFlags.e_APFlagSigner |
                Signature.APFlags.e_APFlagReason | Signature.APFlags.e_APFlagDN |
                Signature.APFlags.e_APFlagLocation | Signature.APFlags.e_APFlagText |
                Signature.APFlags.e_APFlagSigningTime | Signature.APFlags.e_APFlagBitmap);
        new_sig.SetAppearanceFlags(ap_flags);
    }

    return new_sig;
}

static void AdobePPKLiteSignature(PDFDoc pdf_doc) {
    string filter = "Adobe.PPKLite";
    string sub_filter = "adbe.pkcs7.detached";

    using (PDFPage pdf_page = pdf_doc.GetPage(0))
    {
        // Add a new signature to first page.
        using (Signature new_signature = AddSiganture(pdf_page, sub_filter))
        {
            // Set filter and subfilter for the new signature.
            new_signature.SetFilter(filter);
            new_signature.SetSubFilter(sub_filter);

            // Sign the new signature.
            String signed_pdf_path = output_directory + "signed_newsignature.pdf";

            String cert_file_path = input_path + "foxit_all.pfx";
            byte[] cert_file_password = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes("123456");
            new_signature.StartSign(cert_file_path, cert_file_password,
                            Signature.DigestAlgorithm.e_DigestSHA1, signed_pdf_path, IntPtr.Zero, null);
            Console.WriteLine("[Sign] Finished!");
        }
    }
}

static void Main(String[] args)
{
    ...
    AdobePPKLiteSignature(pdf_doc);
    ...
}

How to sign the PDF with a X509 certificate from Windows Certificate Store

To retrieve a certificate from the Windows certificate store and sign a PDF document, you need to implement the SignatureCallback of the Foxit PDF SDK. In the callback, retrieve the certificate from the certificate store and return the signature data to the SDK.

using System;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates;
using System.Security.Cryptography.Pkcs;
using System.Security.Cryptography;
using System.Text;

namespace signatureCS
{
    class SignAndVerifyMsg
    {
        public static X509Certificate2 GetCertificate(string commonName, StoreName storeName)
        {
            X509Certificate2 certificate = null;

            // Look for a certificate in the local machine store.
            var store = new X509Store(storeName, StoreLocation.CurrentUser);
            store.Open(OpenFlags.ReadOnly);
            foreach (var cert in store.Certificates)
            {
                var subjectNames = cert.SubjectName.Name.Split(',');
                foreach (var subjectName in subjectNames)
                {
                    string cn = " CN=" + commonName;
                    if (subjectName.Equals(cn))
                    {
                        certificate = cert;
                        break;
                    }
                }

                if (certificate != null)
                {
                    break;
                }
            }
            return certificate;
        }
        public static bool SignMsg(byte[] to_be_signed_data, string commonName, StoreName storeName, ref byte[] signed_data)
        {
            X509Certificate2 cert = GetCertificate(commonName, storeName);
            if (cert == null)
            {
                cert = GetCertificate(commonName, StoreName.Root);
            }
            CmsSigner signer = new CmsSigner(cert);
            signer.DigestAlgorithm = new Oid("1.3.14.3.2.26", "sha1");

            signer.IncludeOption = X509IncludeOption.WholeChain;

            ContentInfo signedData = new ContentInfo(to_be_signed_data);
            SignedCms cms = new SignedCms(signedData, false);
            cms.ComputeSignature(signer);
            signed_data = cms.Encode();

            return true;
        }

        public static bool VerifyMsg(byte[] verify_data, byte[] signed_data)
        {
            Boolean b = true;
            try
            {
                ContentInfo signedData = new ContentInfo(verify_data);
                SignedCms cms = new SignedCms(signedData, false);
                cms.Decode(signed_data);
                // Check Signature
                cms.CheckSignature(true);
            }
            catch (Exception e)
            {
                Console.WriteLine(e.Message);
                b = false;
            }
            return b;
        }
    }

    // Used for implementing SignatureCallback.
    class DigestContext
    {
        public FileReaderCallback file_read_callback_;
        public System.IntPtr byte_range_array_;
        public int byte_range_array_size_;

        public DigestContext(FileReaderCallback file_read_callback, System.IntPtr byte_range_array, int byte_range_array_size)
        {
            this.file_read_callback_ = file_read_callback;
            this.byte_range_array_ = byte_range_array;
            this.byte_range_array_size_ = byte_range_array_size;
        }
    };

    // Implementation of pdf::SignatureCallback
    class SignatureCallbackImpl : SignatureCallback
    {
        private DigestContext digest_context_ = null;
        byte[] arrall = null;

        public SignatureCallbackImpl()
        {
        }

        public override bool StartCalcDigest(FileReaderCallback file, System.IntPtr byte_range_array, int size_of_array, Signature signature, IntPtr client_data)
        {
            digest_context_ = new DigestContext(file, byte_range_array, size_of_array);
            return true;
        }

        public override Progressive.State ContinueCalcDigest(IntPtr client_data, PauseCallback pause)
        {
            FileReaderCallback filehandler = digest_context_.file_read_callback_;
            int[] int_array = new int[digest_context_.byte_range_array_size_];
            Marshal.Copy(digest_context_.byte_range_array_, int_array, 0, digest_context_.byte_range_array_size_);

            byte[] arr1 = new byte[int_array[1]];
            IntPtr buffer1 = Marshal.AllocHGlobal(int_array[1]);

            filehandler.ReadBlock(buffer1,
                    int_array[0],
                    (uint)int_array[1]);

            Marshal.Copy(buffer1, arr1, 0, int_array[1]);

            byte[] arr2 = new byte[int_array[3]];
            IntPtr buffer2 = Marshal.AllocHGlobal(int_array[3]);
            filehandler.ReadBlock(buffer2,
                    int_array[2],
                    (uint)int_array[3]);
            Marshal.Copy(buffer2, arr2, 0, int_array[3]);

            byte[] arrall_temp = new byte[(int)int_array[1]
                    + (int)int_array[3]];
            Array.Copy(arr1, 0, arrall_temp, 0, arr1.Length);
            Array.Copy(arr2, 0, arrall_temp, arr1.Length, arr2.Length);

            Marshal.FreeHGlobal(buffer1);
            Marshal.FreeHGlobal(buffer2);

            HashAlgorithm hash = HashAlgorithm.Create("sha1");
            hash.Initialize();
            arrall = hash.ComputeHash(arrall_temp);

            return Progressive.State.e_Finished;
        }

        public override byte[] GetDigest(IntPtr client_data)
        {
            if (arrall != null)
            {
                return arrall;
            }
            return null;
        }

        public override byte[] Sign(IntPtr digest, int digest_length, string cert_path, byte[] password, Signature.DigestAlgorithm digest_algorithm, IntPtr client_data)
        {
            byte[] byte_digest = new byte[digest_length];
            Marshal.Copy(digest, byte_digest, 0, digest_length);

            byte[] encryptStr = null;
            SignAndVerifyMsg.SignMsg(byte_digest, "test", StoreName.My, ref encryptStr);
            return encryptStr;
        }

        public override byte[] Sign(IntPtr digest, int digest_length, StreamCallback cert_path, byte[] password, Signature.DigestAlgorithm digest_algorithm, IntPtr client_data)
        {
            return null;
        }

        public override uint VerifySigState(global::System.IntPtr digest, int digest_length, global::System.IntPtr signed_data, int signed_data_len, global::System.IntPtr client_data)
        {
            byte[] byte_signdata = new byte[signed_data_len];
            Marshal.Copy(signed_data, byte_signdata, 0, signed_data_len);

            byte[] byte_digest = new byte[digest_length];
            Marshal.Copy(digest, byte_digest, 0, digest_length);

            bool verified = SignAndVerifyMsg.VerifyMsg(byte_digest, byte_signdata);

            return verified ? Convert.ToUInt32(Signature.States.e_StateVerifyNoChange) : Convert.ToUInt32(Signature.States.e_StateVerifyChange);
        }

        public override void Dispose()
        {
        }

        public override void Release()
        {
        }

        public override bool IsNeedPadData() { return false; }

        public override SignatureCallback.CertValidity CheckCertificateValidity(string cert_path, byte[] cert_password, global::System.IntPtr client_data)
        {
            // User can check the validity of input certificate here.
            // If no need to check, just return e_CertValid.
            return SignatureCallback.CertValidity.e_CertValid;
        }
}

    class signature
    {
        private const string input_path = "../input_files/";
        private const string output_path = "../output_files/pdf2office/";

        static foxit.common.DateTime GetLocalDateTime()
        {
            System.DateTimeOffset rime = System.DateTimeOffset.Now;
            foxit.common.DateTime datetime = new foxit.common.DateTime();
            datetime.year = (UInt16)rime.Year;
            datetime.month = (UInt16)rime.Month;
            datetime.day = (ushort)rime.Day;
            datetime.hour = (UInt16)rime.Hour;
            datetime.minute = (UInt16)rime.Minute;
            datetime.second = (UInt16)rime.Second;
            datetime.utc_hour_offset = (short)rime.Offset.Hours;
            datetime.utc_minute_offset = (ushort)rime.Offset.Minutes;
            return datetime;
        }
        static Signature AddSiganture(PDFPage pdf_page, string sub_filter)
        {
            float page_height = pdf_page.GetHeight();
            float page_width = pdf_page.GetWidth();
            RectF new_sig_rect = new RectF(0, (float)(page_height * 0.9), (float)(page_width * 0.4), page_height);
            // Add a new signature to page.
            Signature new_sig = pdf_page.AddSignature(new_sig_rect);
            if (new_sig.IsEmpty()) return null;
            // Set values for the new signature.
            new_sig.SetKeyValue(Signature.KeyName.e_KeyNameSigner, "Foxit PDF SDK");
            String new_value = String.Format("As a sample for subfilter \"{0}\"", sub_filter);
            new_sig.SetKeyValue(Signature.KeyName.e_KeyNameReason, new_value);
            new_sig.SetKeyValue(Signature.KeyName.e_KeyNameContactInfo, "[email protected]");
            new_sig.SetKeyValue(Signature.KeyName.e_KeyNameDN, "CN=CN,[email protected]");
            new_sig.SetKeyValue(Signature.KeyName.e_KeyNameLocation, "Fuzhou, China");
            new_value = String.Format("As a sample for subfilter \"{0}\"", sub_filter);
            new_sig.SetKeyValue(Signature.KeyName.e_KeyNameText, new_value);
            foxit.common.DateTime sign_time = GetLocalDateTime();
            new_sig.SetSignTime(sign_time);
            String image_file_path = input_path + "FoxitLogo.jpg";
            using (Image image = new Image(image_file_path))
            {
                new_sig.SetImage(image, 0);
                // Set appearance flags to decide which content would be used in appearance.
                int ap_flags = Convert.ToInt32(Signature.APFlags.e_APFlagLabel | Signature.APFlags.e_APFlagSigner |
                        Signature.APFlags.e_APFlagReason | Signature.APFlags.e_APFlagDN |
                        Signature.APFlags.e_APFlagLocation | Signature.APFlags.e_APFlagText |
                        Signature.APFlags.e_APFlagSigningTime | Signature.APFlags.e_APFlagBitmap);
                new_sig.SetAppearanceFlags(ap_flags);
            }

            return new_sig;
        }
        static SignatureCallbackImpl sig_callback = new SignatureCallbackImpl();
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            System.IO.Directory.CreateDirectory(output_path);
            string sn = " ";
            string key = " ";
            // Initialize library
            ErrorCode error_code = Library.Initialize(sn, key);
            if (error_code != ErrorCode.e_ErrSuccess)
            {
                if (ErrorCode.e_ErrInvalidLicense == error_code)
                    Console.WriteLine("[Failed] Current used Foxit PDF Conversion SDK key information is invalid.");
                else
                    Console.WriteLine("Library Initialize Error: {0}", error_code);
                return;
            }

            try
            {
                using (PDFDoc pdf_doc = new PDFDoc(input_path + "AboutFoxit.pdf"))
                {
                    pdf_doc.StartLoad(null, true, null);
                    using (PDFPage pdf_page = pdf_doc.GetPage(0))
                    {
                        string filter = "Adobe.PPKLite";

                        string sub_filter = "adbe.pkcs7.sha1";
                        Library.RegisterSignatureCallback(filter, sub_filter, sig_callback);
                        // Add a new signature to first page.
                        using (Signature new_signature = AddSiganture(pdf_page, sub_filter))
                        {
                            new_signature.SetFilter(filter);
                            new_signature.SetSubFilter(sub_filter);
                            String signed_pdf_path = output_path + "signed_newsignature.pdf";
                            new_signature.StartSign("", Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(""),
                                  Signature.DigestAlgorithm.e_DigestSHA1, signed_pdf_path, IntPtr.Zero, null);
                        }
                    }
                }
            }
            catch (PDFException e)
            {
                switch (e.GetErrorCode())
                {
                    case ErrorCode.e_ErrNoPDF2OfficeModuleRight:
                        Console.WriteLine("[Failed] Conversion module is not contained in current Foxit PDF Conversion SDK keys.");
                        break;
                    default:
                        Console.WriteLine(e.Message);
                        break;
                }
            }
            Library.Release();
        }
    }
}

Long term validation (LTV)

From version 7.0, Foxit PDF SDK provides APIs to establish long term validation (LTV) of signatures, which is mainly used to solve the verification problem of signatures that have already expired. LTV requires DSS (Document Security Store) which contains the verification information of the signatures, as well as DTS (Document Timestamp Signature) which belongs to the type of time stamp signature.

In order to support LTV, Foxit PDF SDK provides:

Support for adding the signatures of time stamp type, and provides a default signature callback for the subfilter “ETSI.RFC3161”.

TimeStampServerMgr and TimeStampServer classes, which are used to set and manager the server for time stamp. The default signature callback for the subfilter “ETSI.RFC3161” will use the default time stamp server.

LTVVerifier class which offers the functionalities of verifying signatures and adding DSS information to documents. It also provides a basic default RevocationCallback which is required by LTVVerifier.

Following lists an example about how to establish long term validation of signatures using the default signature callback for subfilter “ETSI.RFC3161” and the default RevocationCallback. For more details, please refer to the simple demo “ltv” in the “\examples\simple_demo” folder of the download package.

Example:

How to establish long term validation of signatures using the default signature callback for subfilter “ETSI.RFC3161” and the default RevocationCallback

using System;

using foxit.common;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;

// Initialize time stamp server manager, add and set a default time stamp server, which will be used by default signature callback for time stamp signature.
TimeStampServerMgr.Initialize();
using (TimeStampServer timestamp_server = TimeStampServerMgr.AddServer(server_name, server_url, server_username, server_password))
{
  TimeStampServerMgr.SetDefaultServer(timestamp_server);
  // Assume that "signed_pdf_path" represents a signed PDF document which contains signed signature.
  using (PDFDoc pdf_doc = new PDFDoc(signed_pdf_path))
  {
    pdf_doc.StartLoad(null, true, null);
    // Use LTVVerifier to verify and add DSS.
    using (LTVVerifier ltv_verifier = new LTVVerifier(pdf_doc, true, true, false, LTVVerifier.TimeType.e_SignatureCreationTime))
    {
      // Set verifying mode which is necessary.
      ltv_verifier.SetVerifyMode(LTVVerifier.VerifyMode.e_VerifyModeAcrobat);
      SignatureVerifyResultArray sig_verify_result_array = ltv_verifier.Verify();
      for (uint i = 0; i < sig_verify_result_array.GetSize(); i++)
      {
        // ltv state would be e_LTVStateNotEnable here.
        SignatureVerifyResult.LTVState ltv_state = sig_verify_result_array.GetAt(i).GetLTVState();
        if ((sig_verify_result_array.GetAt(i).GetSignatureState() & Convert.ToUInt32(Signature.States.e_StateVerifyValid)) > 0)
          ltv_verifier.AddDSS(sig_verify_result_array.GetAt(i));
      }
      // Add a time stamp signature as DTS and sign it. "saved_ltv_pdf_path" represents the newly saved signed PDF file.
      using (PDFPage pdf_page = pdf_doc.GetPage(0))
      {
        // The new time stamp signature will have default filter name "Adobe.PPKLite" and default subfilter name "ETSI.RFC3161".
        Signature timestamp_signature = pdf_page.AddSignature(new RectF(), "", Signature.SignatureType.e_SignatureTypeTimeStamp, true);
        byte[] empty_byte = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes("");
        Progressive sign_progressive = timestamp_signature.StartSign("", empty_byte, Signature.DigestAlgorithm.e_DigestSHA256,
          saved_ltv_pdf_path, IntPtr.Zero, null);
        if (sign_progressive.GetRateOfProgress() != 100)
          sign_progressive.Continue();

        // Then use LTVVeirfier to verify the new signed PDF file.
        using (PDFDoc check_pdf_doc = new PDFDoc(saved_ltv_pdf_path))
        {
          check_pdf_doc.StartLoad(null, true, null);
          // Use LTVVeirfier to verify.
          using (LTVVerifier ltv_verifier = new LTVVerifier(pdf_doc, true, true, false, LTVVerifier.TimeType.e_SignatureCreationTime))
          {
            // Set verifying mode which is necessary.
            ltv_verifier.SetVerifyMode(LTVVerifier.VerifyMode.e_VerifyModeAcrobat);
            SignatureVerifyResultArray sig_verify_result_array = ltv_verifier.Verify();
            for (uint i = 0; i < sig_verify_result_array.GetSize(); i++)
            {
              // ltv state would be e_LTVStateEnable here.
              SignatureVerifyResult.LTVState ltv_state = sig_verify_result_array.GetAt(i).GetLTVState();
              ... // User can get other information from SignatureVerifyResult.
            }           
          }
        }
      }
    }
  }
}
// Release time stamp server manager when everything is done.
TimeStampServerMgr.Release();

PAdES

From version 7.0, Foxit PDF SDK also supports PAdES (PDF Advanced Electronic Signature) which is the application for CAdES signature in the field of PDF. CAdES is a new standard for advanced digital signature, its default subfilter is “ETSI.CAdES.detached”. PAdES signature includes four levels: B-B, B-T, B-LT, and B-LTA.

B-B: Must include the basic attributes.

B-T: Must include document time stamp or signature time stamp to provide trusted time for existing signatures, based on B-B.

B-LT: Must include DSS/VRI to provide certificates and revocation information, based on B-T.

B-LTA: Must include the trusted time DTS for existing revocation information, based on B-LT.

Foxit PDF SDK provides a default signature callback for the subfilter “ETSI.CAdES.detached” to sign and verify the signatures (with subfilter “ETSI.CAdES.detached”). It also provides TimeStampServerMgr and TimeStampServer classes to set and manager the server for time stamp. The default signature callback for the subfilter “ETSI.CAdES.detached” will use the default time stamp server.

Foxit PDF SDK provides functions to get the level of PAdES from signature, and application level can also judge and determine the level of PAdES according to the requirements of each level. For more details about how to add, sign and verify a PAdES signature in PDF document, please refer to the simple demo “pades” in the “\examples\simple_demo” folder of the download package.

PDF Action

PDF Action is represented as the base PDF action class. Foxit PDF SDK provides APIs to create a series of actions and get the action handlers, such as embedded goto action, JavaScript action, named action and launch action, etc.

Example:

How to create a URI action and insert to a link annot

using foxit.common;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit;
using foxit.pdf.annots;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf.annots;
using foxit.pdf.actions;

// Add link annotation
Link link = null;
Annot annot = null;
using (annot = page.AddAnnot(Annot.Type.e_Link, new RectF(350, 350, 380, 400)))
using (link = new Link(annot))
using (PDFDoc doc = page.GetDocument())
{
    foxit.pdf.actions.Action action = null;
    link.SetHighlightingMode(Annot.HighlightingMode.e_HighlightingToggle);

    // Add action for link annotation
    URIAction uriaction = null;
    using (action = foxit.pdf.actions.Action.Create(doc, foxit.pdf.actions.Action.Type.e_TypeGoto))
    using (uriaction = new URIAction(action))
    {
        uriaction.SetTrackPositionFlag(true);
        uriaction.SetURI("www.foxitsoftware.com");
        link.SetAction(uriaction);

        // Appearance should be reset.
        link.ResetAppearanceStream();
    }
}

How to create a GoTo action and insert to a link annot

using foxit.common;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit;
using foxit.pdf.annots;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf.annots;
using foxit.pdf.actions;

using foxit.common;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit;
using foxit.pdf.annots;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf.annots;
using foxit.pdf.actions;

Link link = null;
Annot annot = null;
using (annot = page.AddAnnot(Annot.Type.e_Link, new RectF(350, 350, 380, 400)))
using (link = new Link(annot))
using (PDFDoc doc = page.GetDocument())
{
    foxit.pdf.actions.Action action = null;
    link.SetHighlightingMode(Annot.HighlightingMode.e_HighlightingToggle);

    // Add action for link annotation
    GotoAction gotoaction = null;
    using (action = foxit.pdf.actions.Action.Create(doc, foxit.pdf.actions.Action.Type.e_TypeGoto))
    using (gotoaction = new GotoAction(action))
    {
        Destination dest = Destination.CreateXYZ(doc, 0, 0, 0, 0);
        gotoaction.SetDestination(dest);
        link.SetAction(gotoaction);
        // Appearance should be reset.
        link.ResetAppearanceStream();
    }
}

JavaScript

JavaScript was created to offload Web page processing from a server onto a client in Web-based applications. Foxit PDF SDK JavaScript implements extensions, in the form of new objects and their accompanying methods and properties, to the JavaScript language. It enables a developer to manage document security, communicate with a database, handle file attachments, and manipulate a PDF file so that it behaves as an interactive, web-enabled form, and so on.

JavaScript action is an action that causes a script to be compiled and executed by the JavaScript interpreter. Class foxit.pdf.actions.JavaScriptAction is derived from Action and offers functions to get/set JavaScript action data.

The JavaScript methods and properties supported by Foxit PDF SDK are listed in the appendix.

Example:

How to add JavaScript Action to Document

using foxit.pdf.annots;
using foxit.pdf.actions;

// Load Document doc.
...
using (foxit.pdf.actions.Action action = foxit.pdf.actions.Action.Create(doc, foxit.pdf.actions.Action.Type.e_TypeJavaScript))
using (JavaScriptAction javascipt_action = new JavaScriptAction(action))
{
   javascipt_action.SetScript("app.alert(\"Hello Foxit \");");
   using (AdditionalAction aa = new AdditionalAction(doc))
   {
      aa.SetAction(AdditionalAction.TriggerEvent.e_TriggerDocWillClose, javascipt_action);
      aa.DoJSAction(AdditionalAction.TriggerEvent.e_TriggerDocWillClose);
    }
}
...

How to add JavaScript Action to Annotation

using foxit.pdf.annots;
using foxit.pdf.actions;
...

// Load Document and get a widget annotation.
...
using (foxit.pdf.actions.Action action = foxit.pdf.actions.Action.Create(page.GetDocument(), foxit.pdf.actions.Action.Type.e_TypeJavaScript))
using (JavaScriptAction javascipt_action = new JavaScriptAction(action))
{
   javascipt_action.SetScript("app.alert(\"Hello Foxit \");");
   using (AdditionalAction aa = new AdditionalAction(annot))
   {
      aa.SetAction(AdditionalAction.TriggerEvent.e_TriggerAnnotMouseButtonPressed, javascipt_action);
      aa.DoJSAction(AdditionalAction.TriggerEvent.e_TriggerAnnotMouseButtonPressed);
    }
}
...

How to add JavaScript Action to FormField

using foxit.pdf.interform;
using foxit.pdf.actions;

...

// Load Document and get a form field.
...

// Add text field.
using (Control control = form.AddControl(page, "Text Field0", Field.Type.e_TypeTextField, new RectF(50f, 600f, 90f, 640f)))
using (Control control1 = form.AddControl(page, "Text Field1", Field.Type.e_TypeTextField, new RectF(100f, 600f, 140f, 640f)))
using (Control control2 = form.AddControl(page, "Text Field2", Field.Type.e_TypeTextField, new RectF(150f, 600f, 190f, 640f)))
using (Field field = control.GetField())
{
    field.SetValue("3");
    // Update text field's appearance.
    using (Widget widget = control.GetWidget())
         widget.ResetAppearanceStream();
    using (Field field1 = control1.GetField())
    {
         field1.SetValue("23");
         // Update text field's appearance.
         using(Widget widget1 = control1.GetWidget())
            widget1.ResetAppearanceStream();

         using (Field field2 = control2.GetField())
         using (PDFDoc doc = form.GetDocument())
         using (foxit.pdf.actions.Action action = foxit.pdf.actions.Action.Create(form.GetDocument(), foxit.pdf.actions.Action.Type.e_TypeJavaScript))
         using (foxit.pdf.actions.JavaScriptAction javascipt_action = new foxit.pdf.actions.JavaScriptAction(action))
         {
            javascipt_action.SetScript("AFSimple_Calculate(\"SUM\", new Array (\"Text Field0\", \"Text Field1\"));");
            using (AdditionalAction aa = new AdditionalAction(field2))
            {
                aa.SetAction(AdditionalAction.TriggerEvent.e_TriggerFieldRecalculateValue, javascipt_action);
                // Update text field's appearance.
                using(Widget widget2 = control2.GetWidget())
                   widget2.ResetAppearanceStream();
            }
         }
    }
}
...

How to add a new annotation to PDF using JavaScript

using foxit.pdf.annots;
using foxit.pdf.actions;
...

// Load Document and get form field, construct a Form object and a Filler object.
...

using (foxit.pdf.actions.Action action = foxit.pdf.actions.Action.Create(form.GetDocument(), foxit.pdf.actions.Action.Type.e_TypeJavaScript))
using (foxit.pdf.actions.JavaScriptAction javascipt_action = new foxit.pdf.actions.JavaScriptAction(action))
{
   javascipt_action.SetScript("var annot = this.addAnnot({ page : 0, type : \"Square\", rect : [ 0, 0, 100, 100 ], name : \"UniqueID\", author : \"A. C. Robat\", contents : \"This section needs revision.\" });");
   using (AdditionalAction aa = new AdditionalAction(field))
   {
      aa.SetAction(AdditionalAction.TriggerEvent.e_TriggerAnnotCursorEnter, javascipt_action);
      aa.DoJSAction(AdditionalAction.TriggerEvent.e_TriggerAnnotCursorEnter);
   }
}
...

How to get/set properties of annotations (strokeColor, fillColor, readOnly, rect, type) using JavaScript

using foxit.pdf.annots;
using foxit.pdf.actions;
...

// Load Document and get form field, construct a Form object and a Filler object.
...

using (foxit.pdf.actions.Action action = foxit.pdf.actions.Action.Create(form.GetDocument(), foxit.pdf.actions.Action.Type.e_TypeJavaScript))

// Get properties of annotations.
using (foxit.pdf.actions.JavaScriptAction javascipt_action = new foxit.pdf.actions.JavaScriptAction(action))
{
   javascipt_action.SetScript("var ann = this.getAnnot(0, \" UniqueID \"); if (ann != null) { console.println(\"Found it! type: \" + ann.type); console.println(\"readOnly: \" + ann.readOnly); console.println(\"strokeColor: \" + ann.strokeColor);console.println(\"fillColor: \" + ann.fillColor); console.println(\"rect: \" + ann.rect);}");
   using (AdditionalAction aa = new AdditionalAction(field))
   {
      aa.SetAction(AdditionalAction.TriggerEvent.e_TriggerAnnotCursorEnter, javascipt_action);
      aa.DoJSAction(AdditionalAction.TriggerEvent.e_TriggerAnnotCursorEnter);
    }
}

// Set properties of annotations (only take strokeColor as an example).
using (foxit.pdf.actions.JavaScriptAction javascipt_action1 = new foxit.pdf.actions.JavaScriptAction(action))
{
   javascipt_action1.SetScript("var ann = this.getAnnot(0, \"UniqueID\");if (ann != null) { ann.strokeColor = color.blue; }");
   using (AdditionalAction aa1 = new AdditionalAction(field1))
   {
      aa1.SetAction(AdditionalAction.TriggerEvent.e_TriggerAnnotCursorEnter, javascipt_action1);
      aa1.DoJSAction(AdditionalAction.TriggerEvent.e_TriggerAnnotCursorEnter);
    }
}
...

How to destroy annotation using JavaScript

using foxit.pdf.annots;
using foxit.pdf.actions;
...

// Load Document and get form field, construct a Form object and a Filler object.
...

using (foxit.pdf.actions.Action action = foxit.pdf.actions.Action.Create(form.GetDocument(), foxit.pdf.actions.Action.Type.e_TypeJavaScript))
using (foxit.pdf.actions.JavaScriptAction javascipt_action = new foxit.pdf.actions.JavaScriptAction(action))
{
   javascipt_action.SetScript("var ann = this.getAnnot(0, \" UniqueID \"); if (ann != null) { ann.destroy(); } ");
   using (AdditionalAction aa = new AdditionalAction(field))
   {
      aa.SetAction(AdditionalAction.TriggerEvent.e_TriggerAnnotCursorEnter, javascipt_action);
      aa.DoJSAction(AdditionalAction.TriggerEvent.e_TriggerAnnotCursorEnter);
    }
}
...

Redaction

Redaction is the process of removing sensitive information while keeping the document’s layout. It allows users to permanently remove (redact) visible text and images from PDF documents to protect confidential information, such as social security numbers, credit card information, product release dates, and so on.

Redaction is a type of markup annotation, which is used to mark some contents of a PDF file and then the contents will be removed once the redact annotations are applied.

To do Redaction, you can use the following APIs:

Call function foxit.addon.Redaction.Redaction to create a redaction module. If module “Redaction” is not defined in the license information which is used in function common.Library.Initialize, it means user has no right in using redaction related functions and this constructor will throw exception foxit.common.ErrorCode.e_ErrInvalidLicense .

Then call function foxit.addon.Redaction.MarkRedactAnnot to create a redaction object and mark page contents (text object, image object, and path object) which are to be redacted.

Finally call function foxit.addon.Redaction.Apply to apply redaction in marked areas: remove the text or graphics under marked areas permanently.

Note: To use the redaction feature, please make sure the license key has the permission of the ‘Redaction’ module

Example:

How to redact the text “PDF” on the first page of a PDF

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.addon;
using foxit.pdf.annots;  

...  
using (Redaction redaction = new Redaction(doc))
{
    using (PDFPage page = doc.GetPage(0))
    {
        // Parse PDF page.
        page.StartParse((int)foxit.pdf.PDFPage.ParseFlags.e_ParsePageNormal, null, false);
        TextPage text_page = new TextPage(page, (int)foxit.pdf.TextPage.TextParseFlags.e_ParseTextNormal);
        TextSearch text_search = new TextSearch(text_page);
        text_search.SetPattern("PDF");
        RectFArray rect_array = new RectFArray();
        while (text_search.FindNext())
        {
            RectFArray itemArray = text_search.GetMatchRects();
            rect_array.InsertAt(rect_array.GetSize(), itemArray);
        }
        if (rect_array.GetSize() > 0)
        {
            Redact redact = redaction.MarkRedactAnnot(page, rect_array);
            redact.ResetAppearanceStream();
            doc.SaveAs(output_path + "AboutFoxit_redected_default.pdf", (int)foxit.pdf.PDFDoc.SaveFlags.e_SaveFlagNormal);

            // set border color to Green
            redact.SetBorderColor(0x00FF00);
            // set fill color to Blue
            redact.SetFillColor(0x0000FF);
            // set rollover fill color to Red
            redact.SetApplyFillColor(0xFF0000);
            redact.ResetAppearanceStream();
            doc.SaveAs(output_path + "AboutFoxit_redected_setColor.pdf", (int)foxit.pdf.PDFDoc.SaveFlags.e_SaveFlagNormal);

            redact.SetOpacity((float)0.5);
            redact.ResetAppearanceStream();
            doc.SaveAs(output_path + "AboutFoxit_redected_setOpacity.pdf", (int)foxit.pdf.PDFDoc.SaveFlags.e_SaveFlagNormal);

            if (redaction.Apply())
                Console.WriteLine("Redact page(0) succeed.");
            else
                Console.WriteLine("Redact page(0) failed.");
            redact.Dispose();
        }
    }
}

Comparison

Comparison feature lets you see the differences in two versions of a PDF. Foxit PDF SDK provides APIs to compare two PDF documents page by page, the differences between the two documents will be returned.

The differences can be defined into three types: delete, insert and replace. You can save these differences into a PDF file and mark them as annotations.

Note: To use the comparison feature, please make sure the license key has the permission of the ‘Comparison’ module

Example:

How to compare two PDF documents and save the differences between them into a PDF file

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.annots;
using foxit.addon;
...

using (PDFDoc base_doc = new PDFDoc("input_base_file"))
{
    error_code = base_doc.Load(null);
    if (error_code != ErrorCode.e_ErrSuccess)
    {
        Library.Release();
        return;
    }

    using (PDFDoc compared_doc = new PDFDoc("input_compared_file"))
    {
        error_code = compared_doc.Load(null);
        if (error_code != ErrorCode.e_ErrSuccess)
        {
            Library.Release();
            return;
        }

        using (Comparison comparison = new Comparison(base_doc, compared_doc))
        {
            // Start comparing.
            CompareResults result = comparison.DoCompare(0, 0, (int)Comparison.CompareType.e_CompareTypeText);
            CompareResultInfoArray oldInfo = result.results_base_doc;
            CompareResultInfoArray newInfo = result.results_compared_doc;
            uint oldInfoSize = oldInfo.GetSize();
            uint newInfoSize = newInfo.GetSize();

            using (PDFPage page = compared_doc.GetPage(0))
            {
                 for (uint i = 0; i < newInfoSize; i++)
                 {
                     CompareResultInfo item = newInfo.GetAt(i);
                     CompareResultInfo.CompareResultType type = item.type;
                     if (type == CompareResultInfo.CompareResultType.e_CompareResultTypeDeleteText)
                     {
                         String res_string = String.Format("\"{0}\"", item.diff_contents);
                         CreateDeleteTextStamp(page, item.rect_array, 0xff0000, res_string, "Compare : Delete", "Text");
                     }
                     else if (type == CompareResultInfo.CompareResultType.e_CompareResultTypeInsertText)
                     {
                         String res_string = String.Format("\"{0}\"", item.diff_contents);
                         CreateDeleteText(page, item.rect_array, 0x0000ff, res_string, "Compare : Insert", "Text");
                     }
                     else if (type == CompareResultInfo.CompareResultType.e_CompareResultTypeReplaceText)
                     {
                         String res_string = String.Format("[Old]: \"{0}\"\r\n[New]: \"{1}\"", oldInfo.GetAt(i).diff_contents, item.diff_contents);
                         CreateSquigglyRect(page, item.rect_array, 0xe7651a, res_string, "Compare : Replace", "Text");
                     }
                 }
            }

            // Save the comparison result to a PDF file.
            compared_doc.SaveAs(output_path + "result.pdf", (int)PDFDoc.SaveFlags.e_SaveFlagNormal);
        }
    }
}

Note: for CreateDeleteTextStamp, CreateDeleteText and CreateSquigglyRect functions, please refer to the simple demo pdfcompare” located in the “\examples\simple_demo” folder of the download package.

OCR

Optical Character Recognition, or OCR, is a software process that enables images or printed text
to be translated into machine-readable text. OCR is most commonly used when scanning paper
documents to create electronic copies, but can also be performed on existing electronic
documents (e.g. PDF).

From version 9.0, Linux x64 platform supports OCR feature, and the OCR engine has been upgraded, please contact Foxit support team or sales team to get the latest engine files package.

This section will provide instructions on how to set up your environment for the OCR feature module using Foxit PDF SDK for .Net.

System requirements

Platform: Windows, Linux (x64)

Programming Language: C, C++, Java, Python, C#

License Key requirement: ‘OCR’ module permission in the license key

SDK Version: Foxit PDF SDK for Windows (C++, Java, C#) 6.4 or higher; Foxit PDF SDK (C) 7.4 or higher; Foxit PDF SDK for Windows (Python) 8.3 or higher; Foxit PDF SDK for Linux x64 (C++, Java, C#, Python) 9.0 or higher

Trial Limit for SDK OCR Add-on Module

For the trial version, there are three trail limits that you should notice:

Allow 30 consecutive natural days to evaluate SDK from the first time of OCREngine initialization.

Allow up to 5000 pages to be converted using OCR from the first time of OCREngine initialization.

Trail watermarks will be generated on the PDF pages. This limit is used for all of the SDK modules.

OCR resource files

Please contact Foxit support team or sales team to get the OCR resource files package.

After getting the package, extract it to a desired directory (for example, extract the package to a directory named “ocr_addon”), and then you can see the resource files for OCR are as follows:

debugging_files: Resource files used for debugging the OCR project. These file(s) cannot be distributed.

language_resource_CJK: Resource files for CJK language, including: Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Traditional, Japanese, and Korean.

language_resources_noCJK: Resource files for the languages except CJK, including: Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faeroese, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian (Lettish), Lithuanian, Macedonian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian.

win32_lib: 32-bit library resource files

win64_lib: 64-bit library resource files

readme.txt: A txt file for introducing the role of each folder in this directory, as well as how to use those resource files for OCR.

How to run the OCR demo

Foxit PDF SDK for .Net provides an OCR demo located in the “\examples\simple_demo\ocr” folder to show you how to use Foxit PDF SDK to do OCR for a PDF page or a PDF document.

Load the OCR demo in Visual Studio

To load the OCR demo in your specific environment, please choose one of the following ways:

Load the visual studio solution files “simple_demo_vs2010.sln” or “simple_demo_vs2015.sln” or “simple_demo_vs2017.sln” or “simple_demo_vs2019.sln” or “simple_demo_vs2022.sln” (depending on your Visual Studio version) in the “\examples\simple_demo” folder. Right-click the ocr demo, choose Set as StartUp Project.

Load the “ocr_vs2010.csproj” or “ocr_vs2015.csproj” or “ocr_vs2017.csproj” or “ocr_vs2019.csproj” or “ocr_vs2022.csproj” (depending on your Visual Studio version) in the “\examples\simple_demo\ocr” folder.

Build an OCR resource directory

Before running the OCR demo, you should first build an OCR resource directory, and then pass the directory to Foxit PDF SDK API OCREngine.Initialize to initialize OCR engine.

To build an OCR resource directory, please follow the steps below:

Create a new folder to add the resources. For example, “D:/ocr_resources”.

Add the appropriate library resource based on the platform architecture.

For win32, copy all the files under “ocr_addon/win32_lib” folder to “D:/ocr_resources”.

For win64, copy all the files under “ocr_addon/win64_lib” folder to “D:/ocr_resources”.

Add the language resource.

For CJK (Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Traditional, Japanese, and Korean), copy all the files under “ocr_addon/language_resource_CJK” folder to “D:/ocr_resources”.

For all other languages except CJK, copy all the files under “ocr_addon/language_resources_noCJK” folder to “D:/ocr_resources”.

For all the supported languages, copy all the files under “ocr_addon/language_resource_CJK” and “ocr_addon/language_resources_noCJK” folders to “D:/ocr_resources”.

(Optional) Add debugging file resource if you need to debug the demo.

For win32, copy the file(s) under “ocr_addon/debugging_files/win32” folder to “D:/ocr_resources”.

For win64, copy the file(s) under “ocr_addon/debugging_files/win64” folder to “D:/ocr_resources”.

Note: The debugging files should be exclusively used for testing purposes. So, you cannot distribute them.

Configure the demo

After building the OCR resource directory, configure the demo in the “\examples\simple_demo\ocr\ocr.cs” file.

Specify the OCR resource directory

Add the OCR resource directory as follows, which will be used to initialize the OCR engine.

Choose the language resource

You will need to set the language used by the OCR engine into the demo code. This is done with the OCREngine.SetLanguages method and is set to “English” by default.

(Optional) Set log for OCREngine

If you want to print the entire log of the OCR Engine, please uncomment the OCREngine.SetLogFile method as below:

Run the demo

Once you run the demo successfully, the console will print the following by default:

The demo will OCR the default document (“\examples\simple_demo\input_files\ocr\AboutFoxit_ocr.pdf”) in four different ways, which will output four different PDFs in the output folder (“\examples\simple_demo\output_files\ocr”):

OCR Editable PDF – ocr_doc_editable.pdf

OCR Searchable PDF – ocr_doc_searchable.pdf

OCR Editable PDF Page – ocr_page_editable.pdf

OCR Searchable PDF Page – ocr_page_searchable.pdf

Compliance

PDF Compliance

Foxit PDF SDK supports to convert PDF versions among PDF 1.3, PDF 1.4, PDF 1.5, PDF 1.6 and PDF 1.7. When converting to PDF 1.3, if the source document contains transparency data, then it will be converted to PDF 1.4 instead of PDF 1.3 (PDF 1.3 does not support transparency). If the source document does not contain any transparency data, then it will be converted to PDF 1.3 as expected.

PDF/A Compliance

PDF/A is an ISO-standardized version of the PDF specialized for use in the archiving and long-term preservation of electronic documents. PDF/A differs from PDF by prohibiting features unsuitable for long-term archiving, such as font linking (as opposed to font embedding), encryption, JavaScript, audio, video and so on.

Foxit PDF SDK provides APIs to verify whether a PDF is compliance with PDF/A standard, or convert a PDF to be compliance with PDF/A standard. It supports the PDF/A version including PDF/A-1a, PDF/A-1b, PDF/A-2a, PDF/A-2b, PDF/A-2u, PDF/A-3a, PDF/A-3b, PDF/A-3u (ISO 19005- 1, 19005 -2 and 19005-3).

This section will provide instructions on how to set up your environment for running the ‘compliance’ demo.

System Requirements

Platform: Windows, Linux (x86 and x64), Mac

Programming Language: C, C++, Java, C#, Python, Objective-C

License Key requirement: ‘Compliance’ module permission in the license key

SDK Version: Foxit PDF SDK (C++, Java, C#, Objective-C) 6.4 or higher (for PDF Compliance, it requires Foxit PDF SDK 7.1 or higher); Foxit PDF SDK (C) 7.4 or higher; Foxit PDF SDK (Python) 8.3 or higher

Compliance resource files

Please contact Foxit support team or sales team to get the Compliance resource files package.

After getting the package, extract it to a desired directory (for example, extract the package to a directory: “compliance/win“), and then you can see the resource files for Compliance are as follows:

How to run the compliance demo

Foxit PDF SDK provides a compliance demo located in the “\examples\simple_demo\compliance” folder to show you how to use Foxit PDF SDK to verify whether a PDF is compliance with PDF/A standard, and convert a PDF to be compliance with PDF/A standard, as well as convert PDF versions.

Load the compliance demo in Visual Studio

To load the compliance demo in your specific environment, please choose one of the following ways:

Load the visual studio solution files “simple_demo_vs2010.sln” or “simple_demo_vs2015.sln” or “simple_demo_vs2017.sln” or “simple_demo_vs2019.sln” or “simple_demo_vs2022.sln” (depending on your Visual Studio version) in the “\examples\simple_demo” folder. Right-click the compliance demo, choose Set as StartUp Project.

Load the “compliance_vs2010.csproj” or “compliance_vs2015.csproj” or “compliance_vs2017.csproj” or “compliance_vs2019.csproj” or “compliance_vs2022.csproj” (depending on your Visual Studio version) in the “\examples\simple_demo\compliance” folder.

Build a compliance resource directory

Before running the compliance demo, you should first build a compliance resource directory, and then pass the directory to Foxit PDF SDK API ComplianceEngine.Initialize to initialize compliance engine.

To build a compliance resource directory, please follow the steps below:

Create a new folder to add the resources. For example, “D:/compliance_resources”.

Copy the whole folders of “ect“, “lang“, “var” under the “compliance/win” to “D:/compliance_resources”.

Add the appropriate library resource based on the platform architecture.

For win32, copy all the files under “compliance/win/lib/x86” folder to “D:/compliance_resources”.

For win64, copy all the files under “compliance/win/lib/x64” folder to “D:/compliance_resources”.

For example, use win32 platform architecture, then the compliance resource directory should be as follows:

Configure the demo

After building the compliance resource directory, configure the demo in the “\examples\simple_demo\compliance\compliance.cs” file.

Specify the compliance resource directory

Add the compliance resource directory as follows, which will be used to initialize the compliance engine.

Note:

If you are using a trial key for Foxit PDF SDK, you do not need to authorize the compliance engine library.

If you are using an authorization key for Foxit PDF SDK, Foxit sales team will send you an extra unlock code for initializing compliance engine library. Pass the unlock code to the initialize function “ComplianceEngine.Initialize (compliance_resource_folder_path, compliance_engine_unlockcode)”.

(Optional) Set language for compliance engine

ComplianceEngine.SetLanguage function is used to set language for compliance engine. The default language is “English”, and the supported languages are as follows:

“Czech”, “Danish”, “Dutch”, “English”, “French”, “Finnish”, “German”, “Italian”, “Norwegian”, “Polish”, “Portuguese”, “Spanish”, “Swedish”, “Chinese-Simplified”, “Chinese-Traditional”, “Japanese”, “Korean”.

For example, set the language to “Chinese-Simplified”:

// Set language. The default language is "English".
ComplianceEngine.SetLanguage("Chinese-Simplified");

(Optional) Set a temp folder for compliance engine

ComplianceEngine.SetTempFolderPath function is used to set a temp folder to store several files for proper processing (e.g verifying or converting). If no custom temp folder is set by this function, the default temp folder in system will be used.

For example, set the path to “D:/compliance_temp” (should be a valid path).

// Set custom temp folder path for ComplianceEngine. 
ComplianceEngine.SetTempFolderPath(L"D:/compliance_temp");
Run the demo

Once you run the demo successfully, the console will print the following by default:

.

The demo will

verify whether the PDF (“\examples\simple_demo\input_files\AboutFoxit.pdf”) is compliance with PDF/A-1a standard, and convert the PDF to be compliance with PDF/A-1a standard.

convert PDF file (“\examples\simple_demo\input_files\AF_ImageXObject_FormXObject.pdf”) to PDF-1.4 and PDF-1.7.

The output files are located in “\examples\simple_demo\output_files\compliance” folder.

Optimization

Optimization feature can reduce the size of PDF files to save disk space and make files easier to send and store, through compressing images, deleting redundant data, discarding useless user data and so on. From version 7.0, optimization module provides functions to compress the color/grayscale/monochrome images in PDF files to reduce the size of the PDF files.

Note: To use the Optimization feature, please make sure the license key has the permission of the ‘Optimization’ module.

Example:

How to optimize PDF files by compressing the color/grayscale/monochrome images

using System;

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.addon;
using foxit.addon.optimization;

using (PDFDoc doc = new PDFDoc("input_pdf_file"))
{ 
   error_code = doc.Load(null);
   if (error_code != ErrorCode.e_ErrSuccess)
   {
       Console.WriteLine("Document Load Error: {0}\n", error_code);
       return;
   }
   using (Optimization_Pause pause = new Optimization_Pause(0, true))
   using (OptimizerSettings settings = new OptimizerSettings())
   {
       Console.WriteLine("Optimized Start.\n");
       Progressive progressive = Optimizer.Optimize(doc, settings, pause);
       Progressive.State progress_state = Progressive.State.e_ToBeContinued;
       while (Progressive.State.e_ToBeContinued == progress_state)
       {
            progress_state = progressive.Continue();
            int percent = progressive.GetRateOfProgress();
            Console.WriteLine("Optimize progress percent: {0}%\n", percent);
       }
       if (Progressive.State.e_Finished == progress_state)
       {
            doc.SaveAs("ImageCompression_Optimized.pdf", (int)PDFDoc.SaveFlags.e_SaveFlagRemoveRedundantObjects);
       }
       Console.WriteLine("Optimized Finish.\n");
    }
}

HTML to PDF Conversion

For some large HTML files or a webpage which contain(s) many contents, it is not convenient to print or archive them directly. Foxit PDF SDK provides APIs to convert the online webpage or local HTML files like invoices or reports into PDF file(s), which makes them easier to print or archive. In the process of conversion from HTML to PDF, Foxit PDF SDK also supports to create and add PDF Tags based on the organizational structure of HTML.

From version 8.1, the converted files (generated by HTML to PDF) can be provided in the form of file stream. If you want to use this feature, you should contact Foxit support team or sales team to get the latest engine files package.

This section will provide instructions on how to set up your environment for running the ‘html2pdf’ demo.

System requirements

Platform: Windows, Linux (x86 and x64), Mac

Programming Language: C, C++, Java, C#, Python, Objective-C

License Key requirement: ‘Conversion’ module permission in the license key

SDK Version: Foxit PDF SDK (C++, Java, C#, Objective-C) 7.0 or higher; Foxit PDF SDK (C) 7.4 or higher; Foxit PDF SDK (Python) 8.3 or higher

HTML to PDF engine files

Please contact Foxit support team or sales team to get the HTML to PDF engine files package.

After getting the package, extract it to a desired directory (for example, extract the package to a directory: “htmltopdf/win/“).

How to run the html2pdf demo

Foxit PDF SDK provides a html2pdf demo located in the “\examples\simple_demo\html2pdf” folder to show you how to use Foxit PDF SDK to convert from html to PDF.

Prepare a HTML2PDF engine directory

Before running the html2pdf demo, you should first extract engine package to a desired directory (for example, extract the package to a directory: “D:/htmltopdf/win/“), and then pass the engine file path to the API foxit.addon.conversion.Convert.FromHTML to convert html to PDF file.

Configure the demo

For html2pdf demo, you can configure the demo in the “\examples\simple_demo\html2pdf\html2pdf.cs” file, or you can configure the demo with parameters directly in a command prompt. Following will configure the demo in “html2pdf.cs” file on Windows.

To load the html2pdf demo in Visual Studio, please choose one of the following ways:

Load the visual studio solution files “simple_demo_vs2010.sln” or “simple_demo_vs2015.sln” or “simple_demo_vs2017.sln” or “simple_demo_vs2019.sln” or “simple_demo_vs2022.sln” (depending on your Visual Studio version) in the “\examples\simple_demo” folder. Right-click the html2pdf demo, choose Set as StartUp Project.

Load the “html2pdf_vs2010.csproj” or “html2pdf_vs2015.csproj” or “html2pdf_vs2017.csproj” or “html2pdf_vs2019.csproj” or “html2pdf_vs2022.csproj” (depending on your Visual Studio version) in the “\examples\simple_demo\html2pdf” folder.

Specify the html2pdf engine directory

In the “html2pdf.cs” file, add the path of the engine file “fxhtml2pdf.exe” as follows, which will be used to convert html files to PDF files.

(Optional) Specify cookies file path

Add the path of the cookies file exported from the web pages that you want to convert. For example,

Run the demo

Run the demo without parameters

Once you run the demo successfully, the console will print the following by default:

Run the demo with parameters

After building the demo successfully, open a command prompt, navigate to “\examples\simple_demo\bin”, type “html2pdf_vs2017.exe –help” for example to see how to use the parameters to execute the program.

For example, convert the URL web page “www.foxitsoftware.com” into a PDF with setting the page width to 900 points and the page height to 300 points:

The output file is located in “\examples\simple_demo\output_files\html2pdf” folder.

Parameters Description

Basic Syntax:

html2pdf_xxx <-html <The url or html path>> <-o <output pdf path>> <-engine <htmltopdf engine path>>
[-w <page width>] [-h <page height>] [-ml <margin left>] [-mr <margin right>]

[-mt <margin top>] [-mb <margin bottom>] [-r <page rotation degree>] [-mode <page mode>] [-scale <scaling mode>] [-link <whether to convert link>]

[-tag <whether to generate tag>] [-bookmarks <whether to generate bookmarks>]

[-print_background <whether to print background>]

[-optimize_tag <whether to optimize tag tree>] [-media <media style>] [-encoding <HTML encoding format>] [-render_images <Whether to render images>]

[-remove_underline_for_link <Whether to remove underline for link>]

[-headerfooter <Whether to generate headerfooter>] [-headerfooter_title <headerfooter title>] [-headerfooter_url <headerfooter url>] [-bookmark_root_name <bookmark root name>] [-resize_objects <Whether to enable the JavaScripts related resizing of the objects>]

[-cookies <cookies file path>] [-timeout <timeout>] [–help<Parameter usage>]

Note:

<> required

[ ] optional

ParametersDescription
–helpThe usage description of the parameters.
-htmlThe url or html file path. For examples ‘-html www.foxitsoftware.com’.
-oThe path of the output PDF file.
-engineThe path of the engine file “fxhtml2pdf.exe”.
-wThe page width of the output PDF file in points.
-hThe page height of the output PDF file in points.
-rThe page rotation for the output PDF file. 0 : 0 degree. 1 : 90 degree. 2 : 180 degree. 3 : 270 degree.
-mlThe left margin of the pages for the output PDF file.
-mrThe right margin of the pages for the output PDF file.
-mtThe top margin of the pages for the output PDF file.
-mbThe bottom margin of the pages for the output PDF file.
-modeThe page mode for the output PDF file. 0 : Single page mode. 1 : Multiple pages mode.
-scaleThe scaling mode. 0 : No need to scale pages. 1 : Scale pages. 2 : Enlarge page.
-linkWhether to convert links. ‘yes’ : Convert links. ‘no’ : No need to convert links.
-tagWhether to generate tag. ‘yes’ : Generate tag. ‘no’ : No need to generate tag.
-bookmarksWhether to generate bookmarks. ‘yes’ : Generate bookmarks . ‘no’ : No need to generate bookmarks.
-print_backgroundWhether to print background. ‘yes’ : Print bookmarks . ‘no’ : No need to print bookmarks.
-optimize_tagWhether to optimize tag tree. ‘yes’ : Optimize tag tree . ‘no’ : No need to optimize tag tree.
-mediaThe media style. 0 : Screen media style. 1 : Print media style.
-encodingThe HTML encoding format. 0 : Auto encoding . 1-73 : Other encodings.
-render_imagesWhether to render images. ‘yes’ : Render images. ‘no’ : No need to render images.
-remove_underline_for_linkWhether to remove underline for link. ‘yes’ : Remove underline for link. ‘no’ : No need to remove underline for link.
-headerfooterWhether to generate headerfooter. ‘yes’ : Generate headerfooter. ‘no’ : No need to generate headerfooter.
-headerfooter_titleThe headerfooter title.
-headerfooter_urlThe headerfooter url.
-bookmark_root_nameThe bookmark root name.
-resize_objectsWhether to enable the JavaScripts related resizing of the objects during rendering process. ‘yes’ : Enable. ‘no’ : Disable.
-cookiesThe path of the cookies file exported from a URL that you want to convert.
-timeoutThe timeout of loading webpages.

How to work with Html2PDF API

using foxit;

foxit.addon.conversion.HTML2PDFSettingData pdf_setting_data = new foxit.addon.conversion.HTML2PDFSettingData();
pdf_setting_data.is_convert_link = true;
pdf_setting_data.is_generate_tag = true;
pdf_setting_data.to_generate_bookmarks = true;
pdf_setting_data.rotate_degrees = 0;
pdf_setting_data.page_height = 640;
pdf_setting_data.page_width = 900;
pdf_setting_data.page_mode = foxit.addon.conversion.HTML2PDFSettingData.HTML2PDFPageMode.e_PageModeSinglePage;
pdf_setting_data.scaling_mode = foxit.addon.conversion.HTML2PDFSettingData.HTML2PDFScaleMode.e_ScalingModeScale;
pdf_setting_data.to_print_background = true;
pdf_setting_data.to_optimize_tag_tree = false;
pdf_setting_data.media_style = foxit.addon.conversion.HTML2PDFSettingData.HTML2PDFMediaStyle.e_MediaStyleScreen;
...

foxit.addon.conversion.Convert.FromHTML(url_or_html, engine_path, cookies_path, pdf_setting_data, output_path, time_out);

How to get HTML data from stream and convert it to a PDF file

Defines a FileRead class inherited from FileReaderCallback used to get html data from stream or memory. And defines a FileWriter class inherited from FileWriterCallback used to do file writing. For the implementations of FileRead and FileWriter classes, please refer to the html2pdf demo in the “\examples\simple_demo\html2pdf” folder.

Get html data from stream and set resources related to source html.

Call the foxit.addon.conversion.Convert.FromHTML function to convert it to a PDF file.

using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;
using System.IO;

foxit.addon.conversion.HTML2PDFSettingData pdf_setting_data = new foxit.addon.conversion.HTML2PDFSettingData();
pdf_setting_data.page_height = 650;
pdf_setting_data.page_width = 950;
pdf_setting_data.is_to_page_scale = false;
pdf_setting_data.page_margin = new RectF(18, 18, 18, 18);
pdf_setting_data.is_convert_link = true;
pdf_setting_data.rotate_degrees = 0;
pdf_setting_data.is_generate_tag = true;
pdf_setting_data.page_mode = foxit.addon.conversion.HTML2PDFSettingData.HTML2PDFPageMode.e_PageModeSinglePage;
pdf_setting_data.scaling_mode = foxit.addon.conversion.HTML2PDFSettingData.HTML2PDFScalingMode.e_ScalingModeScale;
pdf_setting_data.to_generate_bookmarks = true;
pdf_setting_data.encoding_format = 0;
pdf_setting_data.to_render_images = true;
pdf_setting_data.to_remove_underline_for_link = false;
pdf_setting_data.to_set_headerfooter = false;
pdf_setting_data.headerfooter_title = "";
pdf_setting_data.headerfooter_url = "";
pdf_setting_data.bookmark_root_name = "abcde";
pdf_setting_data.to_resize_objects = true;
pdf_setting_data.to_print_background = false;
pdf_setting_data.to_optimize_tag_tree = false;
pdf_setting_data.media_style = 0;
pdf_setting_data.to_load_active_content = false;

String output_path = output_directory + "html2pdf_filestream_result.pdf";
FileWriter filewrite = new FileWriter();
filewrite.LoadFile(output_path);
// "htmlfile" is the path of the html file to be loaded. For example: "C:/aaa.html". The method of "FromHTML" will load this file as a stream.
String htmlfile = "";
FileRead filereader = new FileRead();
filereader.loadFile(htmlfile, false);

// "htmlfilepng" is the path of the png resource file to be loaded. For example: "C:/aaa.png". set "htmlfilepng" in the related_resource_file of HTML2PDFRelatedResource.
String htmlfilepng = "";
FileRead filereader1 = new FileRead();
filereader1.loadFile(htmlfilepng, false);
//"relativefilepath" is the resource file's relative path. For example: "./aaa.png".
String relativefilepath = "";
foxit.addon.conversion.HTML2PDFRelatedResourceArray html2PDFRelatedResourceArray = new foxit.addon.conversion.HTML2PDFRelatedResourceArray();
foxit.addon.conversion.HTML2PDFRelatedResource html2PDFRelatedResource = new foxit.addon.conversion.HTML2PDFRelatedResource(filereader1, relativefilepath);

html2PDFRelatedResourceArray.Add(html2PDFRelatedResource);
foxit.addon.conversion.Convert.FromHTML(filereader, html2PDFRelatedResourceArray, engine_path, null,
                                            pdf_setting_data, filewrite, 30);
Console.WriteLine("Convert HTML to PDF successfully by filestream!");

Office to PDF Conversion

From version 7.3, Foxit PDF SDK provides APIs to convert Microsoft Office documents (Word and Excel) into professional-quality PDF files on Windows platform.

From version 7.4, Foxit PDF SDK also supports to converst PowerPoint documents into PDF files on Windows platform.

From version 8.4, Foxit PDF SDK provides APIs to convert Microsoft Office documents (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) into professional-quality PDF files on Linux platform (x86, x64 and armv8). Foxit PDF SDK for .NET just supports Windows platform.

For using this feature, please note that:

Make sure that Microsoft Office 2007 version or higher is already installed on your Windows system.

Before converting Excel to PDF, make sure that the default Microsoft virtual printer is already set on your Windows system.

System requirements

Platform: Windows, Linux (x86, x64 and armv8)

Programming Language: C, C++, Python, Java, C#

License Key requirement: ‘Conversion’ module permission in the license key

SDK Version: Word and Excel (Foxit PDF SDK (C++, C#, Java) 7.3 or higher, Foxit PDF SDK (C) 7.4 or higher, Foxit PDF SDK (Python) 8.3 or higher), PowerPoint (Foxit PDF SDK (C, C++, C#, Java) 7.4 or higher, Foxit PDF SDK (Python) 8.3 or higher)

Example:

How to convert Word to PDF

using foxit;
…
// Make sure that SDK has already been initialized successfully.

string word_file_path = "test.doc";
string saved_pdf_path = "saved.pdf";

// Use default Word2PDFSettingData values.
using (foxit.addon.conversion.Word2PDFSettingData word_convert_setting_data = new foxit.addon.conversion.Word2PDFSettingData())
{
    foxit.addon.conversion.Convert.FromWord(word_file_path, "", saved_pdf_path, word_convert_setting_data);
}

How to convert Excel to PDF

using foxit;
…
// Make sure that SDK has already been initialized successfully.

string excel_file_path= "test.xls";
string saved_pdf_path = "saved.pdf";
// Use default Excel2PDFSettingData values.
using (foxit.addon.conversion.Excel2PDFSettingData excel_convert_setting_data = new foxit.addon.conversion.Excel2PDFSettingData())
{
    foxit.addon.conversion.Convert.FromExcel(excel_file_path, "", saved_pdf_path, excel_convert_setting_data);
}

How to convert PowerPoint to PDF

using foxit;

// Make sure that SDK has already been initialized successfully.

string ppt_file_path = "test.ppt";
string saved_pdf_path = "saved.pdf";

// Use default PowerPoint2PDFSettingData values.
using (foxit.addon.conversion.PowerPoint2PDFSettingData ppt_convert_setting_data = new foxit.addon.conversion.PowerPoint2PDFSettingData())
{
    foxit.addon.conversion.Convert.FromPowerPoint(ppt_file_path, "", saved_pdf_path, ppt_convert_setting_data);
}

Output Preview

From version 7.4, Foxit PDF SDK supports output preview feature which can preview color separations and test different color profiles.

System requirements

Platform: Windows, Linux (x86 and x64), Mac (x64)

Programming Language: C, C++, Java, C#, Python, Objective-C

License Key requirement: valid license key

SDK Version: Foxit PDF SDK (C, C++, Java, C#, Objective-C) 7.4 or higher; Foxit PDF SDK (Python) 8.3 or higher

How to run the output preview demo

Before running the output preview demo in the “\examples\simple_demo\output_preview” folder, you should first set the folder path of “\res\icc_profile” in the SDK package to the variable default_icc_folder_path. For example:

// "default_icc_folder_path" is the path of the folder which contains default icc profile files. Please refer to Developer Guide for more details.
string default_icc_folder_path = "E:\foxitpdfsdk_X_X_win_dotnet/res/icc_profile";

Then, run the demo following the steps as the other demos.

How to do output preview using Foxit PDF SDK

using foxit.common;
using foxit.pdf;

// Make sure that SDK has already been initialized successfully.

// Set folder path which contains default icc profile files.
Library.SetDefaultICCProfilesPath(default_icc_folder_path);

// Load a PDF document; Get a PDF page and parse it.
// Prepare a Renderer object and the matrix for rendering.

using (OutputPreview output_preview = new OutputPreview(pdf_doc))
{
    string simulation_icc_file_path = "icc_profile.icc";
    output_preview.SetSimulationProfile(simulation_icc_file_path);
    output_preview.SetShowType(OutputPreview.ShowType.e_ShowAll);
    StringArray process_plates = output_preview.GetPlates(OutputPreview.ColorantType.e_ColorantTypeProcess);
    StringArray spot_plates = output_preview.GetPlates(OutputPreview.ColorantType.e_ColorantTypeSpot);

    // Set check status of process plate to be true, if there's any process plate.
    for (uint i = 0; i<process_plates.GetSize(); i++)
    {
        output_preview.SetCheckStatus(process_plates.GetAt(i), true);
    }

    // Set check status of spot plate to be true, if there's any spot plate.
    for (uint i = 0; i<spot_plates.GetSize(); i++)
    {
        output_preview.SetCheckStatus(spot_plates.GetAt(i), true);
    }

    using (foxit.common.Bitmap preview_bitmap = output_preview.GeneratePreviewBitmap(pdf_page, display_matrix, renderer))
    {
        ...// Use preview bitmap or save it.
    }
}

Combination

Combination feature is used to combine several PDF files into one PDF file.

How to combine several PDF files into one PDF file

using foxit.pdf;

// Make sure that SDK has already been initialized successfully.

CombineDocumentInfoArray info_array = new CombineDocumentInfoArray();
info_array.Add(new CombineDocumentInfo(input_path + "AboutFoxit.pdf", ""));
info_array.Add(new CombineDocumentInfo(input_path + "Annot_all.pdf", ""));
info_array.Add(new CombineDocumentInfo(input_path + "SamplePDF.pdf", ""));

String savepath = output_path + "Test_Combined.pdf";
int option = (int)(Combination.CombineDocsOptions.e_CombineDocsOptionBookmark | Combination.CombineDocsOptions.e_CombineDocsOptionAcroformRename |
    Combination.CombineDocsOptions.e_CombineDocsOptionStructrueTree | Combination.CombineDocsOptions.e_CombineDocsOptionOutputIntents |
    Combination.CombineDocsOptions.e_CombineDocsOptionOCProperties | Combination.CombineDocsOptions.e_CombineDocsOptionMarkInfos |
    Combination.CombineDocsOptions.e_CombineDocsOptionPageLabels | Combination.CombineDocsOptions.e_CombineDocsOptionNames |
    Combination.CombineDocsOptions.e_CombineDocsOptionObjectStream | Combination.CombineDocsOptions.e_CombineDocsOptionDuplicateStream);

Progressive progress = Combination.StartCombineDocuments(savepath, info_array, option, null);
Progressive.State progress_state = Progressive.State.e_ToBeContinued;
while (Progressive.State.e_ToBeContinued == progress_state)
{
    progress_state = progress.Continue();
}

PDF Portfolio

PDF portfolios are a combination of files with different formats. Portfolio file itself is a PDF document, and files with different formats can be embedded into this kind of PDF document.

System requirements

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac

Programming Language: C, C++, Java, C#, Python, Objective-C

License Key requirement: valid license key

SDK Version: Foxit PDF SDK (C, C++, Java, C#, Objective-C) 7.6 or higher; Foxit PDF SDK (Python) 8.3 or higher

Example:

How to create a new and blank PDF portfolio

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;

// Make sure that SDK has already been initialized successfully.

using (Portfolio new_portfolio = Portfolio.CreatePortfolio())
{
   // Set properties, add file/folder node to the new portfolio.
   ...

   // Get portfolio PDF document object.
   using (PDFDoc portfolio_pdf_doc = new_portfolio.GetPortfolioPDFDoc())
   {
        ...
   }
}

How to create a Portfolio object from a PDF portfolio

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;

// Make sure that SDK has already been initialized successfully.

using (PDFDoc portfolio_pdf_doc = new PDFDoc("portfolio.pdf"))
{
    ErrorCode error_code = portfolio_pdf_doc.Load(null);
    if (ErrorCode.e_ErrSuccess == error_code)
    {
        if (portfolio_pdf_doc.IsPortfolio())
        {
            using (Portfolio existed_portfolio = Portfolio.CreatePortfolio(portfolio_pdf_doc))
            {
                ...
            }
        }
    }
}

How to get portfolio nodes

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;

// Make sure that SDK has already been initialized successfully.

// Portfolio object has been created, assume it is named "portfolio".
...

using (PortfolioNode root_node = portfolio.GetRootNode())
{
    using (PortfolioFolderNode root_folder = new PortfolioFolderNode(root_node))
    {
        using (PortfolioNodeArray sub_nodes = root_folder.GetSortedSubNodes())
        {
            for (uintindex = 0; index < sub_nodes.GetSize(); index++)
            {
                using (PortfolioNode node = sub_nodes.GetAt(index))
                {
                    switch (node.GetNodeType())
                    {
                        case PortfolioNode::e_TypeFolder:
                            {
                                using (PortfolioFolderNode folder_node = new PortfolioFolderNode(node))
                                {
                                    // Use PortfolioFolderNode's getting method to get some properties.
                                    ...

                                    PortfolioNodeArray sub_nodes_2 = folder_node.GetSortedSubNodes();
                                    ...
                                    break;
                                }
                            }
                            case PortfolioNode::e_TypeFile:
                            {
                                using (PortfolioFileNode file_node = new PortfolioFileNode(node))
                                {
                                    // Get file specification object from this file node, and then get/set information from/to this file specification object.
                                    using (FileSpec file_spec = file_node.GetFileSpec())
                                    {
                                        ...
                                        break;
                                    }
                                }
                            }
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

How to add file node or folder node

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;

// Make sure that SDK has already been initialized successfully.

// Portfolio object has been created, and the root folder node has been retrieved, assume it is named "root_folder".
...

// Add file from path.
string path_to_a_file = "directory/Sample.txt";
using (PortfolioFileNode new_file_node_1 = root_folder.AddFile(path_to_a_file))
{
    // User can update properties of file specification for new_file_node_1 if necessary.
    ...
}

// Add file from MyStreamCallback which is inherited from StreamCallback and implemented by user.
MyStreamCallback my_stream_callback = new MyStreamCallback();
using (PortfolioFileNode new_file_node_2 = root_folder.AddFile(my_stream_callback, "file_name"))
{
    // Please get file specification of new_file_node_2 and update properties of the file specification by its setting methods.
    ...
}

// Add a loaded PDF file.
// Open and load a PDF file, assume it is named "test_pdf_doc".
...

using (PortfolioFileNode new_file_node_3 = root_folder.AddPDFDoc(test_pdf_doc, "pdf_file_name"))
{
    // User can update properties of file specification for new_file_node_3 if necessary.
    ...
}

// Add a sub folder in root_folder.
using (PortfolioFolderNode new_sub_foldernode = root_folder.AddSubFolder("Sub Folder-1") {
    // User can add file or folder node to new_sub_foldernode.
    ...
}

How to remove a node

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.pdf;

// Make sure that SDK has already been initialized successfully.

// Remove a child folder node from its parent folder node.
parent_folder_node.RemoveSubNode(child_folder_node);
// Remove a child file node from its parent folder node.
parent_folder_node.RemoveSubNode(child_file_node);

Table Maker

From version 8.4, Foxit PDF SDK supports to add table to PDF files.

System requirements

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux

Programming Language: C, C++, Java, C#, Python, Objective-C

License Key requirement: ‘TableMaker’ module permission in the license key

SDK Version: Foxit PDF SDK 8.4 or higher

How to add table to a PDF document

Foxit PDF SDK provides an electronictable demo located in the “\examples\simple_demo\electronictable” folder to show you how to use Foxit PDF SDK to add table to PDF document.

using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.addon;
using foxit.addon.tablegenerator;
...
// Add a spreadsheet with 4 rows and 3 columns
int index = 0;
using (TableCellDataArray cell_array = new TableCellDataArray())
{
  for (int row = 0; row < 4; row++)
  {
    using (RichTextStyle style = new RichTextStyle())
    using (TableCellDataColArray col_array = new TableCellDataColArray())
    {
      for (int col = 0; col < 3; col++)
      {
        string cell_text = GetTableCellText(index);
        SetTableTextStyle(index++, style);
        Image image = new Image();
        using (TableCellData cell_data = new TableCellData(style, cell_text, image, new RectF()))
        {
          col_array.Add(cell_data);
        }
      }
      cell_array.Add(col_array);
    }
  }
  float page_width = pdf_page.GetWidth();
  float page_height = pdf_page.GetHeight();
  TableBorderInfo outside_border_left = new TableBorderInfo();
  outside_border_left.line_width = 1;
  outside_border_left.table_border_style = TableBorderInfo.TableBorderStyle.e_TableBorderStyleSolid;
  TableBorderInfo outside_border_right = new TableBorderInfo();
  outside_border_right.line_width = 1;
  outside_border_right.table_border_style = TableBorderInfo.TableBorderStyle.e_TableBorderStyleSolid;
  TableBorderInfo outside_border_top = new TableBorderInfo();
  outside_border_top.line_width = 1;
  outside_border_top.table_border_style = TableBorderInfo.TableBorderStyle.e_TableBorderStyleSolid;
  TableBorderInfo outside_border_bottom = new TableBorderInfo();
  outside_border_bottom.line_width = 1;
  outside_border_bottom.table_border_style = TableBorderInfo.TableBorderStyle.e_TableBorderStyleSolid;
  TableBorderInfo inside_border_row_info = new TableBorderInfo();
  inside_border_row_info.line_width = 1;
  inside_border_row_info.table_border_style = TableBorderInfo.TableBorderStyle.e_TableBorderStyleSolid;
  TableBorderInfo inside_border_col_info = new TableBorderInfo();
  inside_border_col_info.line_width = 1;
  inside_border_col_info.table_border_style = TableBorderInfo.TableBorderStyle.e_TableBorderStyleSolid;
  using (RectF rect = new RectF(100, 550, page_width - 100, page_height - 100))
  using (TableData data = new TableData(rect, 4, 3, outside_border_left, outside_border_right, outside_border_top, outside_border_bottom, inside_border_row_info, inside_border_col_info, new TableCellIndexArray(), new FloatArray(), new FloatArray()))
  {
    TableGenerator.AddTableToPage(pdf_page, data, cell_array);
  }
}
...

Accessibility

From version 8.4, Foxit PDF SDK supports to tag PDF files.

System requirements

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux

Programming Language: C, C++, Java, C#, Python, Objective-C

License Key requirement: ‘Accessibility’ module permission in the license key

SDK Version: Foxit PDF SDK 8.4 or higher

How to tag a PDF document

Foxit PDF SDK provides a taggedpdf demo located in the “\examples\simple_demo\taggedpdf” folder to show you how to use Foxit PDF SDK to tag a PDF document.

using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.addon.conversion;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.addon.accessibility;

...

using(pdf_doc=newPDFDoc(input_file))
{
    pdf_doc.Load(null);
    using(vartaggedpdf=newTaggedPDF(pdf_doc))
    {
        Progressiveprogressive=taggedpdf.StartTagDocument(null);
        Progressive.Statestate=Progressive.State.e_ToBeContinued;
        while(state==Progressive.State.e_ToBeContinued)
        {
            state=progressive.Continue();
        }
    }
    pdf_doc.SaveAs(output_file,0);
}
...

PDF to Office Conversion

Foxit PDF SDK provides APIs to convert PDF files to MS office suite formats while maintaining the layout and format of your original documents on Windows and Linux platforms.

System requirements

Platform: Windows, Linux

Programming Language: C, C++, Java, Python, C#

License Key requirement: ‘PDF2Office’ module permission in the license key

SDK Version: Foxit PDF SDK for Windows (C, C++, Java, Python, C#) 9.0 or higher; Foxit PDF SDK for Linux (C, C++, Java, Python, C#) 9.1 or higher

PDF to Office resource files

Please contact Foxit support team or sales team to get the PDF to Office resource files package naming Foxit PDF Conversion SDK (C++).

Note:

From version 9.2, it requires Foxit PDF Conversion SDK 1.5 or higher.

For version 9.0/9.1, it requires Foxit PDF Converison SDK 1.4 or lower.

After getting Foxit PDF Conversion SDK package, extract it to a desired directory (for example, extract the package to a directory: “foxitpdfconversionsdk_*_win/“), and then you can see the resource files for PDF to Office are as follows:

How to run the pdf2office demo

Foxit PDF SDK provides a pdf2office demo located in the “\examples\simple_demo\pdf2office” folder to show you how to use Foxit PDF SDK to convert PDF files to MS office suite formats.

Prepare a PDF2Office resource directory

Before running the pdf2office demo, you should first extract the PDF to Office resource files (Foxit PDF Conversion SDK) package to a desired directory (for example, extract the package to a directory: “C:/foxitpdfconversionsdk_*_win/“), and then pass the engine file located in “lib” folder to the API PDF2Office.Initialize to initialize PDF2Office engine.

Configure the demo

For pdf2office demo, you can configure the demo in the “\examples\simple_demo\pdf2office\pdf2office.cs” file.

To load the pdf2office demo (for Windows) in Visual Studio, please choose one of the following ways:

Load the visual studio solution files “simple_demo_vs2010.sln” or “simple_demo_vs2015.sln” or “simple_demo_vs2017.sln” or “simple_demo_vs2019.sln” or “simple_demo_vs2022.sln” (depending on your Visual Studio version) in the “\examples\simple_demo” folder. Right-click the pdf2office demo, choose Set as StartUp Project.

Load the “pdf2office_vs2010.csproj” or “pdf2office_vs2015.csproj” or “pdf2office_vs2017.csproj” or “pdf2office_vs2019.csproj” or “pdf2office_vs2022.csproj” (depending on your Visual Studio version) in the “\examples\simple_demo\pdf2office” folder.

Specify the pdf2office engine directory

In the “pdf2office.cs” file, add the path of the engine file “pdf2office” as follows, which will be used to convert PDF files to office files.

// Please ensure the path is valid.
PDF2Office.Initialize("C:/foxitpdfconversionsdk_*_win/lib/fpdfconversionsdk_win32.dll");

Specify the pdf2office metrics data files

//Please ensure the path is valid.
string metrics_data_folder_path = "C:/foxitpdfconversionsdk_*_win/res/metrics_data";
PDF2OfficeSettingData setting_data = new PDF2OfficeSettingData())
setting_data.metrics_data_folder_path = metrics_data_folder_path;

(Optional) Specify whether to enable machine learning-based recognition functionality

setting_data.enable_ml_recognition = false;

(Optional) Specify the page range to be converted

setting_data.page_range = new Range();

(Optional) Specify whether to convert the comments in the PDF documents

setting_data.include_pdf_comments = true;

(Optional) Specify whether to retain the page layout for PDF to Word conversion

setting_data.word_setting_data.enable_retain_page_layout = false;
Run the demo

Once you run the demo successfully, the console will print the following by default:

The output files are located in “\examples\simple_demo\output_files\pdf2office” folder.

How to work with PDF2office API

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
using foxit;
using foxit.common;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
using foxit.addon.conversion.pdf2office;

public class CustomConvertCallback : ConvertCallback
{
    public CustomConvertCallback() { }
    public override bool NeedToPause()
    {
        return true;
    }

    public override void ProgressNotify(int converted_count, int total_count)
    {
    }
}

using (CustomConvertCallback callback = new CustomConvertCallback())
{
    using (Progressive progressive = PDF2Office.StartConvertToWord(input_path + "word.pdf", null, output_path + "pdf2word_result.docx", setting_data, callback))
    {
        if (progressive.GetRateOfProgress() != 100)
        {
            Progressive.State state = Progressive.State.e_ToBeContinued;
            while (Progressive.State.e_ToBeContinued == state)
            {
                state = progressive.Continue();
            }
        }
        Console.WriteLine("Convert PDF file to Word format file with path.");
    }
}


using (CustomConvertCallback callback = new CustomConvertCallback())
{
    using (Progressive progressive = PDF2Office.StartConvertToExcel(input_path + "excel.pdf", null, output_path + "pdf2excel_result.xlsx", setting_data, callback))
    {
        if (progressive.GetRateOfProgress() != 100)
        {
            Progressive.State state = Progressive.State.e_ToBeContinued;
            while (Progressive.State.e_ToBeContinued == state)
            {
                state = progressive.Continue();
            }
        }
        Console.WriteLine("Convert PDF file to Excel format file with path.");
    }
}

using (CustomConvertCallback callback = new CustomConvertCallback())
{
    using (Progressive progressive = PDF2Office.StartConvertToPowerPoint(input_path + "powerpoint.pdf", null, output_path + "pdf2powerpoint_result.pptx", setting_data, callback))
    {
        if (progressive.GetRateOfProgress() != 100)
        {
            Progressive.State state = Progressive.State.e_ToBeContinued;
            while (Progressive.State.e_ToBeContinued == state)
            {
                state = progressive.Continue();
            }
        }
        Console.WriteLine("Convert PDF file to PowerPoint format file with path.");
    }
}

FAQ

How to fix the “‘xcopy’ exited with code 9009” error when building demos in Visual Studio?

When building demos in Visual Studio, if you encounter the error “‘xcopy’ exited with code 9009” as follows:

'xcopy ..\..\..\..\..\..\lib\gsdk_sn.txt ..\..\..\ /y > null
xcopy ..\..\..\..\..\..\lib\gsdk_key.txt ..\..\..\ /y > null
xcopy ..\..\..\..\..\..\lib\$(PlatformName)_vc10\fsdk.dll ..\..\..\ /y > null
xcopy ..\..\..\..\..\..\lib\$(PlatformName)_vc10\fsdk_dotnet.dll ..\..\..\ /y > null' exited with code 9009

Please check the following points:

Check whether the xcopy.exe is in the “%SystemRoot%\System32” directory, if not, copy one from another machine.

Check whether the system PATH environment variables have been set correctly. It should contain “%SystemRoot%\System32;%SystemRoot%;”, if the environment variables for xcopy is right, but it still reports the error, please put the path of xcopy in front of others. Maybe some other environment variables have spell mistakes, so that cause the subsequent environment variables are invalid. Please check it.

After checking, open a command prompt, type xcopy command, if it can be recognized, close Visual Studio, and restart the demos. The error should be fixed.

How do I get text objects in a specified position of a PDF and change the contents of the text objects?

To get text objects in a specified position of a PDF and change the contents of the text objects using Foxit PDF SDK, you can follow the steps below:

Open a PDF file.

Load PDF pages and get the page objects.

Use PDFPage.GetGraphicsObjectAtPoint to get the text object at a certain position. Note: use the page object to get rectangle to see the position of the text object.

Change the contents of the text objects and save the PDF document.

Following is the sample code:

using foxit.common;
using foxit.pdf;
using foxit.pdf.graphics;
using foxit.common.fxcrt;
...
namespace graphics_objectsCS
{
    class graphics_objects
    {
    ...
    static bool ChangeTextObjectContent()
        {

            string input_file = input_path + "AboutFoxit.pdf";
            using (var doc = new PDFDoc(input_file))
            {
                ErrorCode error_code = doc.Load(null);
                if (error_code != ErrorCode.e_ErrSuccess)
                {
                    Console.WriteLine("The Doc {0} Error: {1}", input_file, error_code);
                    return false;
                }
                try
                {
                    // Get original shading objects from the first PDF page.
                    using (var original_page = doc.GetPage(0))
                    {
                        using (var progressive = original_page.StartParse((int)PDFPage.ParseFlags.e_ParsePageNormal, null, false))
                        {
                            PointF pointf = new PointF(92, 762);
                            using (var arr = original_page.GetGraphicsObjectsAtPoint(pointf, 10, GraphicsObject.Type.e_TypeText))
                            {
                                for (int i = 0; i < arr.GetSize(); i++)
                                {
                                    using (var graphobj = arr.GetAt(i))
                                    {
                                        using (var textobj = graphobj->GetTextObject())
                                        {
                                            textobj.SetText("Foxit Test");
                                        }
                                    }
                                }
                            }
                            original_page.GenerateContent();
                        }
                    }
                    string output_directory = output_path + "graphics_objects/";
                    string output_file = output_directory + "After_revise.pdf";
                    doc.SaveAs(output_file, (int)PDFDoc.SaveFlags.e_SaveFlagNormal);
                }
                catch (System.Exception e)
                {
                    Console.WriteLine(e.Message);
                }
                return true;
            }
        }
    ...
  }
}

Can I change the DPI of an embedded TIFF image?

No, you cannot change it. The DPI of the images in PDF files is static, so if the images already exist, Foxit PDF SDK does not have functions to change its DPI.

The solution is that you can use third-party library to change the DPI of an image, and then add it to the PDF file.

Note: Foxit PDF SDK provides a function “Image.SetDPIs” which can set the DPI property of an image object. However, it only supports the images that are created by Foxit PDF SDK or created by function “Image.AddFrame“, and it does not support the image formats of JPX, GIF and TIF.

Why do I encounter “Fail to initialize the engine file or cannot load the engine file” for OCR module on Windows 7 when running the OCR simple demo, even if the engine file has been upgraded to the latest and the engine path in the demo has been configured correctly?

For Windows 7, you need to copy the dll files starting with api-ms-win* and the ucrtbase.dll in the engine directory to the system directory.

If you are using a 32-bit engine and running on a 32-bit system, you need to copy the api-ms-win*.dll files and ucrtbase.dll from the engine directory to “C:/Windows/System32”.

If you are using a 32-bit engine and running on a 64-bit system, you need to copy the api-ms-win*.dll files and ucrtbase.dll from the engine directory to “C:/Windows/SysWOW64”.

If you are using a 64-bit engine, you need to copy the api-ms-win*.dll files and ucrtbase.dll from the engine directory to “C:/Windows/System32”.

How to run the Office2PDF functionality in Windows services?

To run the Office2PDF functionality in Windows services, you need to configure the Office Component Services and permissions.

Take the Word component as an example.

Press Win+R, and then type Dcomcnfg to open Component Services, find [Component Services] -> [Computers] -> [My Computer] -> [DCOM Config] -> [Microsoft Word 97-2003 Document], right-click it and select Properties. Choose [Identity], and set it to “The interactive user“.

Note: if you can’t find [Microsoft Word 97-2003 Document] with Dcomcnfg command, you can try to use the “comexp.msc -32” command.

Set permissions. click [Security], set the [Launch and Activation Permissions] and [Access Permissions] to Customize. Click Edit, and add the current login account of the system and enable all permissions.

After finishing the above settings, the Word2PDF functionality can be run in the Windows services.

Why do I encounter “system.badimageformatexception: an attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format” when using Foxit PDF SDK for .NET?

The error occurs because the application architecture and the dynamic library architecture of the GSDK do not match. You need to set the application’s /platform to x86 or x64, and then use the GSDK dynamic library with the corresponding architecture.

Appendix

Supported JavaScript List

Objects’ property or method

ObjectProperites/Method NamesMinimum Supported SDK Version
annotation propertiesalignmentV7.0
authorV7.0
contentsV7.0
creationDateV7.0
fillColorV7.0
hiddenV7.0
modDateV7.0
nameV7.0
opacityV7.0
pageV7.0
readOnlyV7.0
rectV7.0
richContentsV7.1
rotateV7.0
strokeColorV7.0
textSizeV7.0
typeV7.0
APV9.0
arrowBeginV9.0
arrowEndV9.0
attachIconV9.0
attachmentV9.0
borderEffectIntensityV9.0
borderEffectStyleV9.0
calloutV9.0
caretSymbolV9.0
dashV9.0
delayV9.0
docV9.0
doCaptionV9.0
gesturesV9.0
inReplyToV9.0
intentV9.0
leaderExtendV9.0
leaderLengthV9.0
lineEndingV9.0
lockV9.0
noteIconV9.0
noViewV9.0
pointV9.0
pointsV9.0
popupOpenV9.0
popupRectV9.0
printV9.0
quadsV9.0
refTypeV9.0
richDefaultsV9.0
seqNumV9.0
soundIconV9.0
styleV9.0
subjectV9.0
textFontV9.0
toggleNoViewV9.0
verticesV9.0
widthV9.0
annotation methoddestroyV7.0
getPropsV9.0
setPropsV9.0
getStateInModelV9.0
app propertiesactiveDocsV4.0
calculateV4.0
formsVersionV4.0
fsV4.0
fullscreenV4.0
languageV4.2
platformV4.0
runtimeHighlightV4.0
viewerTypeV4.0
viewerVariationV4.0
viewerVersionV4.0
printerNamesV8.4
runtimeHighlightColorV8.4
constantsV8.4
app methodsalertV4.0
beepV4.0
browseForDocV4.0
clearIntervalV4.0
clearTimeOutV4.0
launchURLV4.0
mailMsgV4.0
responseV4.0
setIntervalV4.0
setTimeOutV4.0
popUpMenuV4.0
execDialogV8.4
execMenuItemV8.4
newDocV8.4
openDocV8.4
popUpMenuExV8.4
addMenuItemV8.4
addSubMenuV8.4
addToolButtonV8.4
removeToolButtonV8.4
listMenuItemsV8.4
trustedFunctionV8.4
beginPrivV8.4
endPrivV8.4
color propertiesblackV4.0
blueV4.0
cyanV4.0
dkGrayV4.0
grayV4.0
greenV4.0
ltGrayV4.0
magentaV4.0
redV4.0
transparentV4.0
whiteV4.0
yellowV4.0
color methodsconvertV4.0
equalV4.0
document propertiesauthorV4.0
baseURLV4.0
bookmarkRootV7.0
calculateV4.0
CollabV4.0
creationDateV4.0
creatorV4.0
delayV4.0
dirtyV4.0
documentFileNameV4.0
externalV4.0
filesizeV4.0
iconsV4.0
infoV4.0
keywordsV4.0
modDateV4.0
numFieldsV4.0
numPagesV4.0
pageNumV4.0
pathV4.0
producerV4.0
subjectV4.0
titleV4.0
URLV8.4
dataObjectsV8.4
hostContainerV8.4
templatesV8.4
mediaV8.4
dynamicXFAFormV8.4
mouseXV8.4
mouseYV8.4
pageWindowRectV8.4
securityHandlerV8.4
zoomV8.4
zoomTypeV8.4
layoutV8.4
xfaV8.4
document methodsaddAnnotV7.0
addFieldV4.0
addIconV4.0
calculateNowV4.0
deletePagesV4.0
exportAsFDFV4.0
flattenPagesV7.1
getAnnotV7.0
getAnnotsV7.0
getFieldV4.0
getIconV4.0
getNthFieldNameV4.0
getOCGsV4.0
getPageBoxV4.0
getPageNthWordV4.0
getPageNthWordQuadsV4.0
getPageNumWordsV4.0
getPageRotationV7.0
getPrintParamsV4.0
getURLV4.0
importAnFDFV4.0
insertPagesV6.2
mailFormV4.0
printV4.0
removeFieldV4.0
replacePagesV6.2
resetFormV4.0
submitFormV4.0
mailDocV4.0
addWatermarkFromFileV8.4
addWatermarkFromTextV8.4
getPageLabelV8.4
setPageLabelsV8.4
gotoNamedDestV8.4
saveAsV8.4
scrollV8.4
setPageTabOrderV8.4
selectPageNthWordV8.4
syncAnnotScanV8.4
getAnnot3DV8.4
getAnnots3DV8.4
addLinkV8.4
removeLinksV8.4
getLinksV8.4
importIconV8.4
removeIconV8.4
addWeblinksV8.4
removeWeblinksV8.4
closeDocV8.4
exportDataObjectV8.4
importDataObjectV8.4
removeDataObjectV8.4
getDataObjectV8.4
embedDocAsDataObjectV8.4
createTemplateV8.4
removeTemplateV8.4
getTemplateV8.4
exportAsTextV8.4
importTextDataV8.4
exportAsXFDFV8.4
importAnXFDFV8.4
exportAsXFDFStrV8.4
extractPagesV8.4
movePageV8.4
newPageV8.4
getOCGOrderV8.4
setOCGOrderV8.4
setPageBoxesV8.4
setPageRotationsV8.4
setPageTransitionsV9.1
getPageTransitionV9.1
event propertieschangeV4.0
changeExV4.0
commitKeyV4.0
fieldFullV4.0
keyDownV4.0
modifierV4.0
nameV4.0
rcV4.0
selEndV4.0
selStartV4.0
shiftV4.0
sourceV4.0
targetV4.0
targetNameV4.0
typeV4.0
valueV4.0
willCommitV4.0
event methodsaddV9.0
field propertiesalignmentV4.0
borderStyleV4.0
buttonAlignXV4.0
buttonAlignYV4.0
buttonFitBoundsV4.0
buttonPositionV4.0
buttonScaleHowV4.0
buttonScaleWhenV4.0
calcOrderIndexV4.0
charLimitV4.0
combV4.0
commitOnSelChangeV4.0
currentValueIndicesV4.0
defaultValueV4.0
doNotScrollV4.0
doNotSpellCheckV4.0
delayV4.0
displayV4.0
docV4.0
editableV4.0
exportValuesV4.0
hiddenV4.0
fileSelectV4.0
fillColorV4.0
lineWidthV4.0
highlightV4.0
multilineV4.0
multipleSelectionV4.0
nameV4.0
numItemsV4.0
pageV4.0
passwordV4.0
printV4.0
radiosInUnisonV4.0
readonlyV4.0
rectV4.0
requiredV4.0
richTextV4.0
rotationV4.0
strokeColorV4.0
styleV4.0
textColorV4.0
textFontV4.0
textSizeV4.0
typeV4.0
userNameV4.0
valueV4.0
valueAsStringV4.0
richValueV9.0
submitNameV9.0
field methodsbrowseForFileToSubmitV4.0
buttonGetCaptionV4.0
buttonGetIconV4.0
buttonSetCaptionV4.0
buttonSetIconV4.0
checkThisBoxV4.0
clearItemsV4.0
defaultIsCheckedV4.0
deleteItemAtV4.0
getArrayV4.0
getItemAtV4.0
insertItemAtV4.0
isBoxCheckedV4.0
isDefaultCheckedV4.0
setActionV4.0
setFocusV4.0
setItemsV4.0
buttonImportIconV9.0
getLockV9.0
setLockV9.0
signatureGetModificationsV9.0
signatureGetSeedValueV9.0
signatureInfoV9.0
signatureSetSeedValueV9.0
signatureSignV9.0
signatureValidateV9.0
global methodssetPersistentV4.0
Icon propertiesnameV4.0
util methodsprintdV4.0
printfV4.0
printxV4.0
scandV4.0
iconStreamFromIconV9.0
identity propertiesloginNameV4.2
nameV4.2
corporationV4.2
emailV4.2
collab propertiesuserV6.2
ocg propertiesnameV6.2
ocg methodssetActionV6.2
bookmark propertiescolorV8.4
openV8.4
nameV8.4
parentV8.4
childrenV8.4
languageV8.4
styleV8.4
platformV8.4
bookmark methodscreateChildV8.4
insertChildV8.4
executeV8.4
setActionV8.4
removeV8.4
certificate propertiesbinaryV8.4
issuerDNV8.4
keyUsageV8.4
MD5HashV8.4
privateKeyValidityEndV8.4
privateKeyValidityStartV8.4
SHA1HashV8.4
serialNumberV8.4
subjectCNV8.4
subjectDNV8.4
validityEndV8.4
validityStartV8.4
RDN propertiescV8.4
cnV8.4
eV8.4
lV8.4
oV8.4
ouV8.4
stV8.4
security propertieshandlersV9.0
security methodsgetHandlerV9.0
importFromFileV9.0
securityHandler propertiesappearancesV9.0
isLoggedInV9.0
loginNameV9.0
loginPathV9.0
nameV9.0
uiNameV9.0
securityHandler methodsloginV9.0
logoutV9.0
newUserV9.0
signatureInfo propertiesobjValidityV9.0
idValidityV9.0
idPrivValidityV9.0
docValidityV9.0
byteRangeV9.0
verifyHandlerUINameV9.0
verifyHandlerNameV9.0
verifyDateV9.0
subFilterV9.0
statusTextV9.0
statusV9.0
reasonV9.0
nameV9.0
mdpV9.0
locationV9.0
handlerUINameV9.0
handlerUserNameV9.0
handlerNameV9.0
dateTrustedV9.0
dateV9.0
search propertiesattachmentsV9.0
bookmarksV9.0
docTextV9.0
ignoreAccentsV9.0
markupV9.0
matchCaseV9.0
matchWholeWordV9.0
maxDocsV9.0
proximityV9.0
stemV9.0
wordMatchingV9.0
ignoreAsianCharacterWidthV9.0
search methodsqueryV9.0
addIndexV9.0
removeIndexV9.0
link propertiesborderColorV8.4
borderWidthV8.4
highlightModeV8.4
rectV8.4
link methodssetActionV8.4
app.media propertiesalignV8.4
canResizeV8.4
ifOffScreenV8.4
overV8.4
windowTypeV8.4
app.media methodscreatePlayerV8.4
openPlayerV8.4
doc.media methodsgetOpenPlayersV8.4
Playerargs propertiesdocV8.4
annotV8.4
renditionV8.4
URLV8.4
mimeTypeV8.4
settingsV8.4
eventsV8.4
MediaPlayer propertiesisOpenV8.4
isPlayingV8.4
settingsV8.4
visibleV8.4
MediaPlayer methodscloseV8.4
playV8.4
seekV8.4
stopV8.4
MediaSettings propertiesautoPlayV8.4
baseURLV8.4
bgColorV8.4
bgOpacityV8.4
durationV8.4
floatingV8.4
pageV8.4
repeatV8.4
showUIV8.4
visibleV8.4
volumeV8.4
windowTypeV8.4
floating propertiesalignV8.4
overV8.4
canResizeV8.4
hasCloseV8.4
hasTitleV8.4
titleV8.4
ifOffScreenV8.4
rectV8.4
eventListener methodsafterCloseV9.0
afterPlayV9.0
afterReadyV9.0
afterSeekV9.0
afterStopV9.0
onCloseV9.0
onPlayV9.0
onReadyV9.0
onSeekV9.0
onStopV9.0
Template propertieshiddenV9.1
nameV9.1
Template methodspawnV9.1
span propertiesalignmentV9.1
fontFamilyV9.1
fontStretchV9.1
fontWeightV9.1
fontStyleV9.1
strikethroughV9.1
subscriptV9.1
superscriptV9.1
textV9.1
textColorV9.1
textSizeV9.1
underlineV9.1
soap propertieswireDumpV9.1
Soap methodrequestV9.1
streamDigestV9.1
streamEncodeV9.1
streamFromStringV9.1
stringFromStreamV9.1
hostContainer methodpostMessageV9.2
Fullscreen propertiestransitionsV9.2
defaultTransitionV9.2
loopV9.2
timeDelayV9.2
useTimerV9.2
isFullScreenV9.2

Global methods

Method NamesMinimum Supported SDK Version
AFNumber_FormatV4.0
AFNumber_KeystrokeV4.0
AFPercent_FormatV4.0
AFPercent_KeystrokeV4.0
AFDate_FormatExV4.0
AFDate_KeystrokeExV4.0
AFDate_FormatV4.0
AFDate_KeystrokeV4.0
AFTime_FormatExV4.0
AFTime_KeystrokeExV4.0
AFTime_FormatV4.0
AFTime_KeystrokeV4.0
AFSpecial_FormatV4.0
AFSpecial_KeystrokeV4.0
AFSpecial_KeystrokeExV4.0
AFSimpleV4.0
AFMakeNumberV4.0
AFSimple_CalculateV4.0
AFRange_ValidateV4.0
AFMergeChangeV4.0
AFParseDateExV4.0
AFExtractNumsV4.0

References

PDF reference 1.7

http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=51502

PDF reference 2.0

https://www.iso.org/standard/63534.html

Foxit PDF SDK API reference

sdk_folder/doc/Foxit PDF SDK Dotnet API Reference.html

Note: sdk_folder is the directory of unzipped package.

Support

Foxit Support

In order to provide you with a more personalized support for a resolution, please log in to your Foxit account and submit a ticket so that we can collect details about your issue. We will work to get your problem solved as quickly as we can once your ticket is routed to our support team.

You can also check out our Support Center, choose Foxit PDF SDK which also has a lot of helpful articles that may help with solving your issue.

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Updated on December 8, 2023

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