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pdftron::PDF::ElementReader Class Reference

#include <ElementReader.h>

Public Member Functions

 ElementReader ()
 
 ~ElementReader ()
 
void Begin (const Page &page, OCG::Context *ocg_context=0)
 
void Begin (SDF::Obj content_stream, SDF::Obj resource_dict=0, OCG::Context *ocg_context=0)
 
Element Next ()
 
Element Current ()
 
void FormBegin ()
 
void PatternBegin (bool fill_pattern, bool reset_ctm_tfm=false)
 
void Type3FontBegin (CharData &char_data, SDF::Obj resource_dict=0)
 
bool End ()
 
GSChangesIterator GetChangesIterator ()
 
bool IsChanged (GState::GStateAttribute attrib)
 
void ClearChangeList ()
 
void AppendResource (SDF::Obj res)
 
SDF::Obj GetFont (const char *name)
 
SDF::Obj GetXObject (const char *name)
 
SDF::Obj GetShading (const char *name)
 
SDF::Obj GetColorSpace (const char *name)
 
SDF::Obj GetPattern (const char *name)
 
SDF::Obj GetExtGState (const char *name)
 
void Destroy ()
 

Detailed Description

ElementReader can be used to parse and process content streams. ElementReader provides a convenient interface used to traverse the Element display list of a page. The display list representing graphical elements (such as text-runs, paths, images, shadings, forms, etc) is accessed using the intrinsic iterator. ElementReader automatically concatenates page contents spanning multiple streams and provides a mechanism to parse contents of sub-display lists (e.g. forms XObjects and Type3 fonts).

A sample use case for ElementReader is given below:

...
ElementReader reader;
reader.Begin(page);
for (Element element=reader.Next(); element; element = reader.Next()) // Read page contents
{
switch (element.GetType()) {
case Element::e_path: { // Process path data...
const double* data = element.GetPathPoints();
int sz = element.GetPointCount();
}
break;
// ...
break;
}
}
reader.End();

For a full sample, please refer to ElementReader and ElementReaderAdvTest sample projects.

Definition at line 60 of file ElementReader.h.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

pdftron::PDF::ElementReader::ElementReader ( )
pdftron::PDF::ElementReader::~ElementReader ( )

Member Function Documentation

void pdftron::PDF::ElementReader::AppendResource ( SDF::Obj  res)
Parameters
resresource dictionary for finding images, fonts, etc.
void pdftron::PDF::ElementReader::Begin ( const Page page,
OCG::Context ocg_context = 0 
)

Begin processing a page.

Parameters
pageA page to start processing.
ocg_contextAn optional parameter used to specify the Optional Content (OC) Context that should be used when processing the page. When the OCG::Context is specified, Element::IsOCVisible() will return 'true' or 'false' depending on the visibility of the current Optional Content Group (OCG) and the states of flags in the given context.
Note
When page processing is completed, make sure to call ElementReader.End().
void pdftron::PDF::ElementReader::Begin ( SDF::Obj  content_stream,
SDF::Obj  resource_dict = 0,
OCG::Context ocg_context = 0 
)

Begin processing given content stream. The content stream may be a Form XObject, Type3 glyph stream, pattern stream or any other content stream.

Parameters
content_stream- A stream object representing the content stream (usually a Form XObject).
resource_dict- An optional '/Resource' dictionary parameter. If content stream refers to named resources that are not present in the local Resource dictionary, the names are looked up in the supplied resource dictionary.
ocg_contextAn optional parameter used to specify the Optional Content (OC) Context that should be used when processing the page. When the OCG::Context is specified, Element::IsOCVisible() will return 'true' or 'false' depending on the visibility of the current Optional Content Group (OCG) and the states of flags in the given context.
Note
When page processing is completed, make sure to call ElementReader.End().
void pdftron::PDF::ElementReader::ClearChangeList ( )

Clear the list containing identifiers of modified graphics state attributes. The list of modified attributes is then accumulated during a subsequent call(s) to ElementReader.Next().

Element pdftron::PDF::ElementReader::Current ( )
Returns
the current Element or a 'NULL' Element. The current element is the one returned in the last call to Next().
Note
Every call to ElementReader::Next() destroys the current Element. Therefore, an Element becomes invalid after subsequent ElementReader::Next() operation.
void pdftron::PDF::ElementReader::Destroy ( )

Frees the native memory of the object.

bool pdftron::PDF::ElementReader::End ( )

Close the current display list.

If the current display list is a sub-list created using FormBegin(), PatternBegin(), or Type3FontBegin() methods, the function will end the sub-list and will return processing to the parent display list at the point where it left off before entering the sub-list.

Returns
true if the closed display list is a sub-list or false if it is a root display list.
void pdftron::PDF::ElementReader::FormBegin ( )

When the current element is a form XObject you have the option to skip form processing (by not calling FormBegin()) or to open the form stream and continue Element traversal into the form.

To open a form XObject display list use FormBegin() method. The Next() returned Element will be the first Element in the form XObject display list. Subsequent calls to Next() will traverse form's display list until NULL is returned. At any point you can close the form sub-list using ElementReader::End() method. After the form display list is closed (using End()) the processing will return to the parent display list at the point where it left off before entering the form XObject.

GSChangesIterator pdftron::PDF::ElementReader::GetChangesIterator ( )
Returns
an iterator to the beginning of the list containing identifiers of modified graphics state attributes since the last call to ClearChangeList(). The list can be consulted to determine which graphics states were modified between two Elements. Attributes are ordered in the same way as they are set in the content stream. Duplicate attributes are eliminated.
SDF::Obj pdftron::PDF::ElementReader::GetColorSpace ( const char *  name)
Parameters
namestring of the name of the SDF/Cos object to get
Note
see ElementReader::GetFont
SDF::Obj pdftron::PDF::ElementReader::GetExtGState ( const char *  name)
Parameters
namestring of the name of the SDF/Cos object to get
Note
see ElementReader::GetFont
SDF::Obj pdftron::PDF::ElementReader::GetFont ( const char *  name)
Parameters
namestring of the name of the SDF/Cos object to get
Returns
SDF/Cos object matching the specified name in the current resource dictionary. For 'Page' the name is looked up in the page's /Resources/<Class> dictionary. For Form XObjects, Patterns, and Type3 fonts that have a content stream within page content stream the specified resource is first looked-up in the resource dictionary of the inner stream. If the resource is not found, the name is looked up in the outer content stream's resource dictionary. The function returns NULL if the resource was not found.
SDF::Obj pdftron::PDF::ElementReader::GetPattern ( const char *  name)
Parameters
namestring of the name of the SDF/Cos object to get
Note
see ElementReader::GetFont
SDF::Obj pdftron::PDF::ElementReader::GetShading ( const char *  name)
Parameters
namestring of the name of the SDF/Cos object to get
Note
see ElementReader::GetFont
SDF::Obj pdftron::PDF::ElementReader::GetXObject ( const char *  name)
Parameters
namestring of the name of the SDF/Cos object to get
Note
see ElementReader::GetFont
bool pdftron::PDF::ElementReader::IsChanged ( GState::GStateAttribute  attrib)
Returns
true if given GState attribute was changed since the last call to
Parameters
attribthe GState attribute to test if it has been changed ClearChangeList().
Element pdftron::PDF::ElementReader::Next ( )
Returns
a page Element or a 'NULL' element if the end of current-display list was reached. You may use GetType() to determine the type of the returned Element.
Note
Every call to ElementReader::Next() destroys the current Element. Therefore, an Element becomes invalid after subsequent ElementReader::Next() operation.
void pdftron::PDF::ElementReader::PatternBegin ( bool  fill_pattern,
bool  reset_ctm_tfm = false 
)

A method used to spawn the sub-display list representing the tiling pattern of the current element in the ElementReader. You can call this method at any point as long as the current element is valid.

Parameters
fill_patternIf true, the filling pattern of the current element will be spawned; otherwise, the stroking pattern of the current element will be spawned. Note that the graphics state will be inherited from the parent content stream (the content stream in which the pattern is defined as a resource) automatically.
reset_ctm_tfmAn optional parameter used to indicate whether the pattern's display list should set its initial CTM and transformation matrices to identity matrix. In general, we should leave it to be false.

To open a tiling pattern sub-display list use PatternBegin(pattern) method. The Next() returned Element will be the first Element in the pattern display list. Subsequent calls to Next() will traverse pattern's display list until NULL is encountered. At any point you can close the pattern sub-list using ElementReader::End() method. After the pattern display list is closed, the processing will return to the parent display list at the point where pattern display list was spawned.

void pdftron::PDF::ElementReader::Type3FontBegin ( CharData char_data,
SDF::Obj  resource_dict = 0 
)

A method used to spawn a sub-display list representing a Type3 Font glyph. You can call this method at any point as long as the current element in the ElementReader is a text element whose font type is type 3.

Parameters
char_dataThe information about the glyph to process. You can get this information by dereferencing a CharIterator.
resource_dict- An optional '/Resource' dictionary parameter. If any glyph descriptions refer to named resources but Font Resource dictionary is absent, the names are looked up in the supplied resource dictionary.

To open a Type3 font sub-display list use Type3FontBegin() method. The Next() returned Element will be the first Element in the glyph's display list. Subsequent calls to Next() will traverse glyph's display list until NULL is returned. At any point you can close the glyph sub-list using ElementReader::End() method. After the glyph display list is closed, the processing will return to the parent display list at the point where glyph display list was spawned.


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