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Add a new PDF Layer

To add a PDF layer or OCG (optional content group) to a new document.

doc = PDFDoc.new
builder = ElementBuilder.new    # ElementBuilder is used to build new Element objects
writer = ElementWriter.new  # ElementWriter is used to write Elements to the page

# Create a layer
image_layer = Group.Create(doc, "Image Layer")
cfg = PDFNetRuby::Config.Create(doc, true)
cfg.SetName("Default")
    
# Add the new OCG to the list of layers that should appear in PDF viewer GUI.
layer_order_array = doc.CreateIndirectArray
cfg.SetOrder(layer_order_array)
layer_order_array.PushBack(image_layer.GetSDFObj)

# Start a new page
page = doc.PageCreate
writer.Begin(page)      # Begin writting to the page

# Add new content to the page and associate it with one of the layers.
img = Image.Create(doc.GetSDFDoc, imagename)
img.GetSDFObj().Put("OC", image_layer)
writer.WritePlacedElement(builder.CreateImage(img, 300, 600, 200, -150))
writer.End    # save changes to the current page
doc.PagePushBack(page)

PDF layers (OCG)
Full sample code which demonstrates how to create, extract, render PDF layers.

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