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I need to read the free draw (pencil) annotations of a PDF using ITextSharp. I can get the annotations but do not know how to get the line drawn graphics.

What I have tried:

<pre>        for (int i = 1; i <= reader.NumberOfPages; i++)
        {

            PdfDictionary page = reader.GetPageN(i);
            PdfArray annotsArray = null;

            if (page.GetAsArray(PdfName.ANNOTS) == null)
                continue;

            annotsArray = page.GetAsArray(PdfName.ANNOTS);
            for (System.util.ListIterator< PdfObject > iter = annotsArray.GetListIterator(); iter.HasNext();)
            {

                PdfDictionary annot = (PdfDictionary)PdfReader.GetPdfObject(iter.Next());

            }
        }
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Updated 12-Sep-17 17:36pm

1 solution

This looks like a good resource for all common questions for iTextSharp: Frequently asked developer questions (iText 5) | iText Developers[^]

And this may point you in the right direction: c# - Reading PDF File Attachment Annotations with iTextSharp - Stack Overflow[^]

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Comments
Member 10402992 13-Sep-17 0:48am
   
None of these examples show what filter(s) to use to determine the annotation of line draw.
Graeme_Grant 13-Sep-17 0:52am
   
I never indicated that it was the answer, only that it may point you in the right direction.
Member 10402992 13-Sep-17 0:56am
   
ok. Thank you. I Had seen those. There doesn't appear to be many trying to read drawn graphics as comments.

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