PTFDFDoc

@interface PTFDFDoc : NSObject

FDFDoc is a class representing Forms Data Format (FDF) documents. FDF is typically used when submitting form data to a server, receiving the response, and incorporating it into the interactive form. It can also be used to export form data to stand-alone files that can be stored, transmitted electronically, and imported back into the corresponding PDF interactive form. In addition, beginning in PDF 1.3, FDF can be used to define a container for annotations that are separate from the PDF document to which they apply.

  • Create a FDF document from an existing SDF/Cos document.

    Note

    the SDFDoc will become invalid. If you would like to access the low level document use GetSDFDoc

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (instancetype)init;

    Swift

    init!()

    Parameters

    sdfdoc

    An SDF document. FDFDoc will take the ownership of the low-level document.

  • Undocumented

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (instancetype)initWithSdfdoc: (PTSDFDoc*)sdfdoc;

    Swift

    init!(sdfdoc: PTSDFDoc!)
  • Undocumented

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (instancetype)initWithFilepath: (NSString *)filepath;

    Swift

    init!(filepath: String!)
  • Undocumented

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (instancetype)initWithStream: (PTFilter*)stream;

    Swift

    init!(stream: PTFilter!)
  • Close FDFDoc

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)Close;

    Swift

    func close()
  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (BOOL)IsModified;

    Swift

    func isModified() -> Bool

    Return Value

    - true if document was modified, false otherwise

  • Saves the document to a file.

    If a full save is requested to the original path, the file is saved to a file system-determined temporary file, the old file is deleted, and the temporary file is renamed to path.

    A full save with remove unused or linearization option may re-arrange object in the cross reference table. Therefore all pointers and references to document objects and resources should be re acquired in order to continue document editing.

    In order to use incremental save the specified path must match original path and e_incremental flag bit should be set.

    @exception - if the file can’t be opened for saving or if there is a problem during Save an Exception object will be thrown.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)SaveFDFDocToFile:(NSString *)path;

    Swift

    func save(toFile path: String!)

    Parameters

    path

    - The full path name to which the file is saved.

  • Saves the document to a memory buffer.

    @exception - if there is a problem during Save an Exception object will be thrown.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (NSData *)SaveFDFDocToBuf;

    Swift

    func saveToBuf() -> Data!

    Parameters

    out_buf

    a pointer to the buffer containing the serialized version of the document. (C++ Note) The buffer is owned by a document and the client doesn’t need to do any initialization or cleanup.

    out_buf_size

    the size of the serialized document (i.e. out_buf) in bytes.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (PTObj *)GetTrailer;

    Swift

    func getTrailer() -> PTObj!

    Return Value

    - A dictionary representing the Cos root of the document (document’s trailer)

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (PTObj *)GetRoot;

    Swift

    func getRoot() -> PTObj!

    Return Value

    - A dictionary representing the Cos root of the document (/Root entry within the trailer dictionary)

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (PTObj *)GetFDF;

    Swift

    func getFDF() -> PTObj!

    Return Value

    the FDF dictionary located in /Root or NULL if dictionary is not present.

  • Get the PDF document file that this FDF file was exported from or is intended to be imported into.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (NSString *)GetPDFFileName;

    Swift

    func getPDFFileName() -> String!

    Return Value

    a String with the PDF document file name.

  • Set the PDF document file that this FDF file was exported from or is intended to be imported into.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)SetPDFFileName:(NSString *)filepath;

    Swift

    func setPDFFileName(_ filepath: String!)

    Parameters

    filepath

    - pathname to the file.

  • Get the ID entry from /Root/FDF dictionary.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (PTObj *)GetID;

    Swift

    func getID() -> PTObj!

    Return Value

    - An object representing the ID entry in /Root/FDF dictionary.

  • Set the ID entry in /Root/FDF dictionary.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)SetID:(PTObj *)id;

    Swift

    func setID(_ id: PTObj!)

    Parameters

    id

    - ID array object.

  • An interactive form (sometimes referred to as an AcroForm) is a collection of fields for gathering information interactively from the user. A FDF document may contain any number of fields appearing on any combination of pages, all of which make up a single, global interactive form spanning the entire document.

    The following methods are used to access and manipulate Interactive form fields (sometimes referred to as AcroForms).

    Note

    if the document has no AcroForms, HasNext() will return false.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (PTFDFFieldIterator *)GetFieldIterator;

    Swift

    func getFieldIterator() -> PTFDFFieldIterator!

    Return Value

    an iterator to the first FDFField in the document.

  • An interactive form (sometimes referred to as an AcroForm) is a collection of fields for gathering information interactively from the user. A FDF document may contain any number of fields appearing on any combination of pages, all of which make up a single, global interactive form spanning the entire document.

    The following methods are used to access and manipulate Interactive form fields (sometimes referred to as AcroForms).

    Note

    if the document has no AcroForms, HasNext() will return false.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (PTFDFFieldIterator *)GetFieldIteratorWithFieldName:(NSString *)field_name;

    Swift

    func getFieldIterator(withFieldName field_name: String!) -> PTFDFFieldIterator!

    Parameters

    field_name

    String representing the name of the FDFField to get.

    Return Value

    an iterator to the FDFField in the document.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (PTFDFField *)GetField:(NSString *)field_name;

    Swift

    func getField(_ field_name: String!) -> PTFDFField!

    Parameters

    field_name

    - a string representing the fully qualified name of the field (e.g. employee.name.first).

    Return Value

    a FDFField associated with the given field_name or invalid field (null) if the field is not found.

  • Create a new interactive form FDFField. @return @exception

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (PTFDFField *)FieldCreateWithObj:(NSString *)field_name
                                  type:(PTFieldType)type
                           field_value:(PTObj *)field_value;

    Swift

    func fieldCreate(withObj field_name: String!, type: PTFieldType, field_value: PTObj!) -> PTFDFField!
  • Undocumented

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (PTFDFField*)FieldCreate: (NSString *)field_name type:  (PTFieldType)type;

    Swift

    func fieldCreate(_ field_name: String!, type: PTFieldType) -> PTFDFField!
  • Undocumented

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (PTFDFField*)FieldCreateWithString: (NSString *)field_name type:  (PTFieldType)type field_value:  (NSString *)field_value;

    Swift

    func fieldCreate(with field_name: String!, type: PTFieldType, field_value: String!) -> PTFDFField!
  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (PTSDFDoc *)GetSDFDoc;

    Swift

    func getSDFDoc() -> PTSDFDoc!

    Return Value

    document’s SDF/Cos document

  • Create a new FDFDoc from XFDF input. Input can be either a XFDF file path, or the XFDF data itself.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    + (PTFDFDoc *)CreateFromXFDF:(NSString *)file_name;

    Swift

    class func create(fromXFDF file_name: String!) -> PTFDFDoc!

    Parameters

    file_name

    - string containing either the file path to a XFDF file, or the XML buffer containing the XFDF.

    Return Value

    A new FDFDoc.

  • Export FDF file as an XFDF file

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)SaveAsXFDF:(NSString *)filepath;

    Swift

    func save(asXFDF filepath: String!)

    Parameters

    filepath

    - the filepath of the exported XFDF file

  • Export FDF file as a XFDF string

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (NSString *)SaveAsXFDFToString;

    Swift

    func saveAsXFDFToString() -> String!

    Return Value

    A UString containing the XFDF representation of the FDF file

  • Merge the annotations from XFDF file into FDF file

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)MergeAnnots:(NSString *)command_file
         permitted_user:(NSString *)permitted_user;

    Swift

    func mergeAnnots(_ command_file: String!, permitted_user: String!)

    Parameters

    command_file

    - string containing the xml command file path or xml string of the command

    permitted_user

    - optional user name of the permitted user