The ceTe.DynamicPDF.PageElements namespace defines the page elements available when creating a Page in a Document. The PageElement class is the base class for all page elements. The page elements offered by DynamicPDF Core Suite are of the following general types:
- standard page elements,
- AcroForm page elements, and
The PageElement is the parent class for all page elements. This class has three properties inherited by all child classes. Child classes include classes for page elements, AcroForm elements, barcode elements, and charting elements. Refer to the API documentation for a complete list of all child classes.
|ID||Gets or sets the ID of the page element.|
|IgnoreMargins||Gets or sets ignore margin property. Setting false will consider the margin while placing the page element based on the RelativeTo property.|
|RelativeTo||Gets and sets placement of the page element on the page.|
As of v11, Page elements have a RelativeTo and IgnoreMargins property. By default, RelativeTo Is TopLeft while IgnoreMargins is
False (the default behavior in previous versions). However, using the RelativeTo and IgnoreMargins properties, the default behavior can be changed to meet different needs. This flexibility is valuable when working with differing page sizes and customizing alignment.
Standard Page Elements
DynamicPDF Core Suite includes the following page elements.
|Anchor Group||Anchors page elements to the edge or margins of a page.|
|Area Group||Groups page elements into logical groups. It contains a width and height which is used by the table page element's cell for alignment.|
|Background Image||Adds an image which stretches to fill a page's background.|
|Bookmark||Adds an outline to a document's outline list.|
|Circle||Adds a circle to a page.|
|Formatted Text Area||Adds formatted text to a page. This element has continuation methods to efficiently span text between multiple formatted text areas and pages|
|Group||Groups page elements into logical groups.|
|HtmlArea||Renders HTML content within a specified PDF page area (see below).|
|Image||Adds an image to a page.|
|Image Watermark||Adds an image watermark to a document.|
|Label||Adds a text label to a page.|
|Layout Grid||Adds a layout grid to a page and assists the layout of page elements.|
|Line||Adds a line to a page.|
|Link||Adds document and URL links to a page.|
|List||Add a list to a page.|
|Note||Adds a PDF note to a page.|
|Ordered List||Adds an ordered list to a page.|
|Page Numbering Label||Adds text page and section numbering to the label added to the page|
|Path||Adds a path shape to a page. Contains the LineSubPath, CurveFromSubPath, CurveSubPath and CurveToSubPath sub classes.|
|Rectangle||Adds a rectangle to a document|
|Table2||Adds a table to the page. It has horizontal and vertical continuation methods to efficiently span a table between multiple columns or pages.|
|Text Area||Add an area of text to a page. It has text continuation methods to efficiently span text between multiple Text Areas and pages.|
|Text Watermark||Adds a text watermark to a document.|
|Transformation Group||Used to shift, rotate and scale other page elements. Any page element placed in a transformation group will shift, rotate or scale with that transformation group.|
|Transparency Group||Adds transparency to page elements.|
|Unordered List||Adds an unordered list to a page.|
The HtmlArea page element renders HTML content within a specified PDF page area. With some limitations, it supports tags and properties based on HTML4.0.1 and CSS2.1 specifications. Refer to the HTML Area overview documentation for more information on the HTMLArea page element.
DynamicPDF Core Suite includes the following AcroForm fields. Use these fields to create an interactive PDF form.
|Button||Adds an interactive button to a page.|
|CheckBox||Adds a check box that toggles between two states, on and off to a page.|
|ComboBox||Adds a combo box consisting of a drop list of items.|
|Choice fields (ListBox and ComboBox)||Choice fields contain several text items; only one value may be selected at a time. They include scrollable list boxes and combo boxes.|
|RadioButton||Adds a set of related toggles, one of which may be on at any given time.|
|Signature||Adds a signature form field to a page.|
|TextField||Add a text field presented as boxes or spaces that a user can enter text from the keyboard.|
Refer to the Interactive Forms overview documentation topic for more information on creating AcroForms. Refer to the Reading Form Fields documentation topic for more information on merging PDF documents.
Charting Page Element
DynamicPDF Core Suite includes the Chart page element for creating charts in PDF documents. The Chart element supports six chart types. Each type of chart has numerous sub-types depending upon the data series used. The following table lists each type of chart and its relevant documentation.
|Area Chart||Adds a polygon area with data that graphically displays quantitative data.|
|Bar Chart||Adds a graph that represents data as rectangular bars.|
|Column Chart||Adds a graph that represents data as rectangular bars where height is proportional to values represented.|
|Line Chart||Adds a graph that represents data as a series of points connected by line segments.|
|Pie Chart||Adds a circular polygon divided into "slices", where a slice illustrates numerical proportion of represented data.|
|XYScatter Chart||Adds a graph that represents numbers as points on an XY coordinates.|
For more information on charts, refer to the Charts Overview documentation.
Bar Code Page Elements
DynamicPDF Core Suite contains numerous bar coding page elements.
For more information on the page elements described above, refer to the following topics.
|Barcodes||Explains how to use barcodes in a document.|
|Formatted Text Area Formatting||Includes details on the tags supported by the FormattedTextArea page element.|
|HTML Area||Includes details on the tags supported by the HtmlArea Page Element.|
|Lists||Includes details on how to use the List page element.|
|Tables||Includes details on how to use the Table2 page element.|
|Text Continuation||Explains how to span text over multiple columns or pages.|
|Charts||These topics go into detail about the different types of charts and chart options.|