Represents a group of page elements.

public class Group : PageElement, IEnumerable, IPageElementContainer, ISerializable
Public Class Group
    Inherits PageElement
    Implements IEnumerable, IPageElementContainer, ISerializable

Inheritance: ObjectPageElementGroup

Implements: IEnumerable, IPageElementContainer, ISerializable

Derived: AnchorGroup, AreaGroup, ContentArea, TransformationGroup, TransparencyGroup

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


The following example will place a rectangle and several lines into a group object and then add that group to the page.
Imports System
Imports ceTe.DynamicPDF
Imports ceTe.DynamicPDF.PageElements
Module MyModule
Sub Main()
    ' Create a PDF Document
    Dim MyDocument As Document = New Document 
    ' Create a Page and add it to the document
    Dim MyPage As Page = New Page
    ' Create a group
    Dim MyGroup As Group = New Group
    ' Add page elements to the group 
    MyGroup.Add(New Rectangle(0, 0, 200, 200, 3))
    MyGroup.Add(New Line(0, 100, 100, 0, 3))
    MyGroup.Add(New Line(100, 0, 200, 100, 3))
    MyGroup.Add(New Line(200, 100, 100, 200, 3))
    MyGroup.Add(New Line(100, 200, 0, 100, 3))
    ' Add the group to the page
    ' Save the PDF
End Sub
End Module
using System;
using ceTe.DynamicPDF;
using ceTe.DynamicPDF.PageElements;

public class Example
    public static void CreatePDF(string outputPath)
        // Create a PDF Document
        Document document = new Document();

        // Create a Page and add it to the document
        Page page = new Page();

        // Create a group
        Group mygroup = new Group();
        // Add page elements to the group
        mygroup.Add( new Rectangle( 0, 0, 200, 200, 3 ) );
        mygroup.Add( new Line( 0, 100, 100, 0, 3 ) );
        mygroup.Add( new Line( 100, 0, 200, 100, 3 ) );
        mygroup.Add( new Line( 200, 100, 100, 200, 3 ) );
        mygroup.Add( new Line( 100, 200, 0, 100, 3 ) );
        // Add the group to the page
        page.Elements.Add( mygroup );	

        // Save the PDF


This class can be used to collect many page elements together and add them to the page all at once. Every page element that you add to the group will be added to the page when the group is added to the page.


Group()Initializes a new instance of the Group class.


CountGets the number of page elements in the group.
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)
Item[Int32]Gets the PageElement object at the given index.
Item[String]Gets the PageElement object with the given ID.
RelativeToGets and sets placement of the page element on the page.
(Inherited from PageElement)


Add(PageElement)Adds a page element to the group.
Draw(PageWriter)Draws the group to the given PageWriter object.
Equals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object .
(Inherited from Object)
GetEnumerator()Returns an enumerator that can iterate through the Group .
GetHashCode()Serves as a hash function for a particular type.
(Inherited from Object)
GetPageElementByID(String)Returns a page element with the given ID.
GetType()Gets the Type of the current instance.
(Inherited from Object)
Insert(Int32, PageElement)Inserts a page element to the group.
ToString()Returns a String that represents the current Object .
(Inherited from Object)

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