Signature

Represents a Signature form field.

public class Signature : FormElement, ISerializable
Public Class Signature
    Inherits FormElement
    Implements ISerializable

Inheritance: ObjectPageElementTaggablePageElementFormElementSignature

Implements: ISerializable

Licensing Info

This class is a full DynamicPDF Core Suite feature. One of the following is required for non-evaluation usage:

Examples

This example shows how to create a signature and sign it with a certificate.
Imports System
Imports ceTe.DynamicPDF
Imports ceTe.DynamicPDF.PageElements
Imports ceTe.DynamicPDF.PageElements.Forms
Imports ceTe.DynamicPDF.Text
    
Module MyModule
    
    Sub Main()
        'Create a PDF Document
        Dim document As Document = New Document
    
        'Create a Page
        Dim page As Page = New Page
    
        'Create a signature form field
        Dim signature As Signature = New Signature("MySigField", 10, 10, 300, 100)
    
        Dim myFont As OpenTypeFont = New OpenTypeFont("fontname")
        signature.Font = myFont
    
        ' Set a full background image
        signature.FullPanel.SetImage("C:\MyImage.gif")
    
        ' Set new color property for the left panel text
        signature.LeftPanel.TextColor = RgbColor.Red
    
        ' Add signature field to the page
        page.Elements.Add(signature)
    
        ' Add the page to the document
        document.Pages.Add(page)
    
        Dim certificate As Certificate = New Certificate("c:\MyPersonalCertificate.pfx", "MyPassword")
    
        ' Sign the document referring the sign field
        document.Sign("MySigField", certificate)
    
        ' Save the document
        document.Draw("C:\MySignedDocument.pdf")
    End Sub
End Module
using System;
using ceTe.DynamicPDF;
using ceTe.DynamicPDF.PageElements.Forms;
using ceTe.DynamicPDF.Text;
      
class MyClass
{
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        // Create a PDF Document
        Document document = new Document();
      
        // Create a PDF Page
        Page page = new Page();
      
        // Create a signature form field
        Signature signature = new Signature("MySigField", 10, 10, 300, 100); 
     
        OpenTypeFont myFont = new OpenTypeFont("fontname");
        signature.Font = myFont;
             
        // Set a full background image
        signature.FullPanel.SetImage(@"C:\MyImage.gif");
             
        // Set new color property for the left panel text
        signature.LeftPanel.TextColor = RgbColor.Red;       
      
        // Add signature field to the page
        page.Elements.Add(signature);
      
        // Add the page to the document
        document.Pages.Add(page);
      
        // Create a Certificate from the file
        Certificate certificate = new Certificate(@"c:\MyPersonalCertificate.pfx", "MyPassword");
             
        // Sign the document referring the sign field
        document.Sign("MySigField", certificate);
      
        // Save the document
        document.Draw(@"C:\MySignedDocument.pdf");        
    }
}

Remarks

NOTE: This class required the .NET Framework 2.0 or greater.

The signature can be of visible or invisible. Use this constructor to create a visible signature field. For creating a invisible field refer Certificate) . A signature field that does not have corresponding entry at Certificate) will behave as empty signature field and can be signed later. The visible signature field is divided into three panels.

Constructors

Signature(String, Single, Single, Single, Single)Initializes a new instance of the signature.

Properties

BackgroundColorGets or Sets the fill/background color of a form field.
(Inherited from FormElement)
BorderColorGets or Sets the border color of a form field.
(Inherited from FormElement)
BorderStyleGets or Sets the BorderStyle .
(Inherited from FormElement)
FontGets or sets Font .
FullPanelGets the SignaturePanel for the full panel.
HeightGets or Sets the height of a form field.
(Inherited from FormElement)
IDGets or sets the ID of the page element.
(Inherited from PageElement)
IgnoreMarginsGets or sets ignore margin property. Setting false will consider the margin while placing the page element based on the RelativeTo property.
(Inherited from PageElement)
LeftPanelGets the SignaturePanel for the left panel.
LocationGets or sets a value indicating the location of signing.
MappingNameGets or Sets an mapping name, of a form field.
(Inherited from FormElement)
NameGets or Sets the name of a form field.
(Inherited from FormElement)
OutputGets or sets output options for the field.
(Inherited from FormElement)
PanelLayoutGets or sets the SignaturePanelLayout specifying how the panels should be laidout.
PrintableGets or Sets the form field printable on Pdf. By default its true.
(Inherited from FormElement)
ReaderEventsGets the reader events of the annotation.
(Inherited from FormElement)
ReadOnlyGets or Sets the read only property status of the form field.
(Inherited from FormElement)
ReasonGets or sets a value indicating the reason of signing the document.
RelativeToGets and sets placement of the page element on the page.
(Inherited from PageElement)
RightPanelGets the SignaturePanel for the right panel.
RotateGets or Sets the angle of a form field. Rotation angle should be multiple of 90, default is 0.
(Inherited from FormElement)
TagGets or sets the structure element of the form element.
(Inherited from FormElement)
TagOrderGets or sets the tag order of the taggable element.
(Inherited from TaggablePageElement)
TextColorGets or Sets the color of the text for the field.
(Inherited from FormElement)
ToolTipGets or Sets an alternate field name, of a form field.
(Inherited from FormElement)
VisibleGets or Sets the form field visible on Pdf. By default its true.
(Inherited from FormElement)
WidthGets or Sets the width of a form field.
(Inherited from FormElement)
XGets or Sets the X coordinate of a form field.
(Inherited from FormElement)
YGets or Sets the Y coordinate of a form field.
(Inherited from FormElement)

Methods

Draw(PageWriter)Draws the signature to the given PageWriter object.
Equals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object .
(Inherited from Object)
GetHashCode()Serves as a hash function for a particular type.
(Inherited from Object)
GetType()Gets the Type of the current instance.
(Inherited from Object)
HideAllText()Hides all text visibility in all the panels.
ToString()Returns a String that represents the current Object .
(Inherited from Object)

See Also

ceTe.DynamicPDF.PageElements.Forms

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