Class: Action

PDFNet. Action


new Action()

Actions are typically what happens when a user clicks on a link or bookmark.

Instead of simply jumping to a destination in the document, an annotation or outline item can specify an action for the viewer application to perform, such as launching an application, playing a sound, or changing an annotation's appearance state.

Methods


<static> create(in_obj)

A constructor. Creates an Action and initializes it using given Cos/SDF object.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
in_obj PDFNet.Obj

Pointer to the Cos/SDF object.

Returns:

A promise that resolves to an object of type: "Action"

Type
PDFNet.Action

<static> createGoto(dest)

creates a new 'GoTo'action. GoTo action takes the user to the specified Destination view located in the same document.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
dest PDFNet.Destination

A Destination for the new Action.

Returns:

A promise that resolves to an object of type: "Action"

Type
PDFNet.Action

<static> createGotoRemote(file, page_num)

creates a new 'GoToR'action. A remote go-to action is similar to an ordinary go-to action but jumps to a destination in another PDF file instead of the current file.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
file PDFNet.FileSpec

The file referred to by the action.

page_num number

A page number within the remote document. The first page is numbered 0.

Returns:

A promise that resolves to an object of type: "Action"

Type
PDFNet.Action

<static> createGotoRemoteSetNewWindow(file, page_num, new_window)

Creates a new 'GoToR'action. See the above method for details.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
file PDFNet.FileSpec

The file referred to by the action.

page_num number

A page number within the remote document. The first page is numbered 0.

new_window boolean

A flag specifying whether to open the destination document in a new window. If new_window is false, the destination document replaces the current document in the same window, otherwise the viewer application should behave in accordance with the current user preference.

Returns:

A promise that resolves to an object of type: "Action"

Type
PDFNet.Action

<static> createGotoWithKey(key, dest)

Parameters:
Name Type Description
key string
dest PDFNet.Destination
Returns:

A promise that resolves to an object of type: "Action"

Type
PDFNet.Action

<static> createHideField(sdfdoc, list_length, field_list)

Creates a new 'Show/Hide Field' action. A show/hide field action shows or hide certain fields when it's invoked.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
sdfdoc PDFNet.SDFDoc

the document in which to create the action

list_length number

the number of fields to hide

field_list string

the list of fields to hide

Returns:

A promise that resolves to an object of type: "Action"

Type
PDFNet.Action

<static> createImportData(sdfdoc, path)

Creates a new 'Import Data' action. An import data action imports form data from a FDF file into a PDF document.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
sdfdoc PDFNet.SDFDoc

the document in which to create the action

path string

the full path of the FDF file

Returns:

A promise that resolves to an object of type: "Action"

Type
PDFNet.Action

<static> createJavaScript(sdfdoc, script)

Creates a new 'JavaScript' action. A javascript action executes a JavaScript script when it's invoked.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
sdfdoc PDFNet.SDFDoc

the document in which to create the action

script string

the JavaScript script to be executed

Returns:

A promise that resolves to an object of type: "Action"

Type
PDFNet.Action

<static> createLaunch(sdfdoc, path)

Creates a new 'Launch' action. A launch action opens up a file using the most appropriate program.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
sdfdoc PDFNet.SDFDoc

the document in which to create the action

path string

the full path of the file to be opened

Returns:

A promise that resolves to an object of type: "Action"

Type
PDFNet.Action

<static> createResetForm(sdfdoc)

Creates a new 'Reset Form' action. A reset form action reset chosen form fields to their default value.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
sdfdoc PDFNet.SDFDoc

the document in which to create the action

Returns:

A promise that resolves to an object of type: "Action"

Type
PDFNet.Action

<static> createSubmitForm(url)

creates a new 'SubmitForm'action. A submit-form action transmits the names and values of selected interactive form fields to a specified uniform resource locator (URL), presumably the address of a Web server that will process them and send back a response.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
url PDFNet.FileSpec

A URL file specification giving the uniform resource locator (URL) of the script at the Web server that will process the submission.

Returns:

A promise that resolves to an object of type: "Action"

Type
PDFNet.Action

<static> createURI(sdfdoc, uri)

Create a new URI action. The URI action is typically resolved by opening a URL in the default web browser.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
sdfdoc PDFNet.SDFDoc

The document in which to create the action.

uri string

The uniform resource identifier to resolve, encoded in 7-bit ASCII. A uniform resource identifier (URI) is a string that identifies (resolves to) a resource on the Internet; typically a file that is the destination of a hypertext link, although it can also resolve to a query or other entity. (URIs are described in Internet RFC 2396, Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI).

Returns:

A promise that resolves to an object of type: "Action"

Type
PDFNet.Action

<static> createURIWithUString(sdfdoc, current)

Parameters:
Name Type Description
sdfdoc PDFNet.SDFDoc
current string
Returns:

A promise that resolves to an object of type: "Action"

Type
PDFNet.Action

compare(in_action)

Compares two Action objects for equality.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
in_action PDFNet.Action

A reference to an existing Action object.

Returns:

A promise that resolves to true if the both Actions share the same underlying SDF/Cos object; otherwise false.

Type
boolean

copy()

Returns:

A promise that resolves to an object of type: "Action"

Type
PDFNet.Action

execute()

Executes current action; this will only work for some action types that can be executed only using the information contained in the action object or the associated PDF doc. See also PDFViewCtrl::ExecuteAction()


executeKeyStrokeAction(data)

Executes KeyStrokeAction, this shall be performed when the user modifies a character in a text field or combo box or modifies the selecton in a scrollable list box. This action checks the added text for validity and reject or modify it.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
data PDFNet.KeyStrokeEventData

Data that contains previous text, added text,and added position information.

Returns:

A promise that resolves to an object of type: "KeyStrokeActionResult"

Type
PDFNet.KeyStrokeActionResult

getDest()

Returns:

A promise that resolves to the Action's Destination view.

Type
PDFNet.Destination

getFormActionFlag(flag)

Parameters:
Name Type Description
flag number/enum
PDFNet.Action.FormActionFlag = {
	e_exclude : 0
	e_include_no_value_fields : 1
	e_export_format : 2
	e_get_method : 3
	e_submit_coordinates : 4
	e_xfdf : 5
	e_include_append_saves : 6
	e_include_annotations : 7
	e_submit_pdf : 8
	e_canonical_format : 9
	e_excl_non_user_annots : 10
	e_excl_F_key : 11
	e_embed_form : 13
}

Action flag to get the value from.

Returns:

A promise that resolves to boolean value of the given action flag.

Type
boolean

getNext()

Returns:

A promise that resolves to the next action dictionary, an array of action dictionaries, or NULL if there are no additional actions.

Sequences of actions can be chained together. For example, the effect of clicking a link annotation with the mouse might be to play a sound, jump to a new page, and start up a movie. Note that the Next entry is not restricted to a single action but may contain an array of actions, each of which in turn may have a Next entry of its own. The actions may thus form a tree instead of a simple linked list. Actions within each Next array are executed in order, each followed in turn by any actions specified in its Next entry, and so on recursively.

Type
PDFNet.Obj

getSDFObj()

Returns:

A promise that resolves to pointer to the underlying SDF/Cos object.

Type
PDFNet.Obj

getType()

Returns:

A promise that resolves to the type of this Action.

Type
number
Example
Return value enum:
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PDFNet.Action.Type = {
	e_GoTo : 0
	e_GoToR : 1
	e_GoToE : 2
	e_Launch : 3
	e_Thread : 4
	e_URI : 5
	e_Sound : 6
	e_Movie : 7
	e_Hide : 8
	e_Named : 9
	e_SubmitForm : 10
	e_ResetForm : 11
	e_ImportData : 12
	e_JavaScript : 13
	e_SetOCGState : 14
	e_Rendition : 15
	e_Trans : 16
	e_GoTo3DView : 17
	e_RichMediaExecute : 18
	e_Unknown : 19
}
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isValid()

Indicates whether the Action is valid (non-null).

Returns:

A promise that resolves to true if this is a valid (non-null) Action; otherwise false.

Type
boolean

needsWriteLock()

Test if the action needs writeLock

Returns:

A promise that resolves to ture if needs, otherwise false

Type
boolean

setFormActionFlag(flag, value)

Set the value of a given field flag.

Parameters:
Name Type Description
flag number/enum
PDFNet.Action.FormActionFlag = {
	e_exclude : 0
	e_include_no_value_fields : 1
	e_export_format : 2
	e_get_method : 3
	e_submit_coordinates : 4
	e_xfdf : 5
	e_include_append_saves : 6
	e_include_annotations : 7
	e_submit_pdf : 8
	e_canonical_format : 9
	e_excl_non_user_annots : 10
	e_excl_F_key : 11
	e_embed_form : 13
}

Action flag to get the value from.

value boolean

Boolean to set the value of the flag to. Action flags are currently only used by submit and reset form actions.