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FormSource

With FormSource you can add content to a Form object, which will be inserted in the PDF document. This article explains the following topics:

Creating a FormSource

The FormSource class exposes a default constructor which you can use to create an empty instance.

[C#] Example 1: Create FormSource

FormSource formSource = new FormSource();

The snippet from Example 1 will create an empty FormSource object. To fill this object with content you can use FixedContentEditor as described later in this article.

Properties

The properties exposed by the FormSource class are as follows:

  • Size: Allows you get or set the size of the form.
  • Content: Gets the contents of the form.

Adding Content to a FormSource Object

The FormSource class inherits from the IContentRootElement interface. This inheritance allows you to use the FixedContentEditor class for filling the content of the form.

Example 2 shows you how you can insert a content into a FormSource object using FixedContentEditor.

[C#] Example 2: Add content to a FormSource

FormSource simpleForm = new FormSource();
simpleForm.Size = new Size(310, 250);

FixedContentEditor formEditor = new FixedContentEditor(simpleForm);
formEditor.Position.Translate(50, 60);

using (formEditor.SaveProperties())
{
    formEditor.GraphicProperties.IsFilled = true;
    formEditor.GraphicProperties.IsStroked = true;
    formEditor.GraphicProperties.StrokeThickness = 2;
    formEditor.GraphicProperties.StrokeColor = new RgbColor(92, 229, 0);
    formEditor.GraphicProperties.FillColor = new RgbColor( 213, 222, 226);
    formEditor.GraphicProperties.StrokeDashArray = new double[] { 17, 4 };
    formEditor.DrawRectangle(new Rect(new Size(250, 150)));
}

formEditor.Position.Translate(100, 120);
formEditor.DrawText("Sample rectangle in a form");

Inserting a FormSource into a Document

After generating the FormSource object and filling it with content, you should insert it in the document. The API provides you with convenient approaches that might be useful to easily insert the form in different scenarios.

You can reuse a single FormSource object among the document by setting it to different Form instances.

  • In addition to the ability to fill a form source, the FixedContentEditor allows you to add this form to a container.

    [C#] Example 3: Add a FormSource to a document using FixedContentEditor

    FixedContentEditor documentPageEditor = new FixedContentEditor(document.Pages.AddPage());
    
    FormSource simpleForm = new FormSource();
    // Fill the FormSource instance with content (you can use the code from Example 2)
    
    documentPageEditor.DrawForm(simpleForm);
    

    There are several overloads of the DrawForm() method that enables you to specify the size of the form.

  • A FormSource object can be inserted using the methods of RadFixedDocumentEditor. The InsertFormInline() method is described in the RadFixedDocumentEditor topic.

  • When editing a Block, you can insert a FormSource object directly into it. For more information, check this topic.

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