PSPDFChoiceFormField


@interface PSPDFChoiceFormField : PSPDFFormField

Represents a choice form field in a PDF form. This allows the user to select one of the given options or, if isEdit is YES, enter their own option value.

  • Undocumented

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    
    @interface PSPDFChoiceFormField : PSPDFFormField
  • Undocumented

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    
    @interface PSPDFChoiceFormField : PSPDFFormField
  • Inserts a new PSPDFChoiceFormField into the document.

    Note

    This new form field will automatically be added to the document.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    + (nullable instancetype)
    insertedChoiceFieldWithType:(PSPDFFormFieldType)type
             fullyQualifiedName:(nonnull NSString *)fullyQualifiedName
               documentProvider:(nonnull PSPDFDocumentProvider *)documentProvider
                    formElement:(nonnull PSPDFFormElement *)formElement
                          error:(NSError *_Nullable *_Nullable)error;

    Swift

    class func insertedChoiceField(with type: PSPDFFormFieldType, fullyQualifiedName: String, documentProvider: PSPDFDocumentProvider, formElement: PSPDFFormElement) throws -> Self

    Parameters

    type

    The type of the PSPDFChoiceFormField. Can be PSPDFFormFieldTypeListBox, or PSPDFFormFieldTypeComboBox.

    fullyQualifiedName

    Each form field is identifiable using its fully qualified name. You can specify any dot separated name.

    documentProvider

    The document the form field gets inserted in.

    formElement

    One PSPDFChoiceFormElement that will be linked to this form field. The form elements are the visual representation of the form on the page. If the form elements aren’t yet added to the document provider, they will be added.

    error

    The error, if any happens.

    Return Value

    Either an instance of PSPDFChoiceFormField or nil if an error occurs.

  • If set, the field is a combo box; if clear, the field is a list box.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (readonly, nonatomic) BOOL isCombo;

    Swift

    var isCombo: Bool { get }
  • If set, the combo box shall include an editable text box as well as a drop-down list; if clear, it shall include only a drop-down list. This flag shall be used only if the Combo flag is set.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) BOOL isEdit;

    Swift

    var isEdit: Bool { get set }
  • (PDF 1.4) If set, more than one of the field’s option items may be selected simultaneously; if clear, at most one item shall be selected.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) BOOL isMultiSelect;

    Swift

    var isMultiSelect: Bool { get set }
  • (PDF 1.5) If set, the new value shall be committed as soon as a selection is made (commonly with the pointing device). In this case, supplying a value for a field involves three actions: selecting the field for fill-in, selecting a choice for the fill-in value, and leaving that field, which finalizes or “commits” the data choice and triggers any actions associated with the entry or changing of this data. If this flag is on, then processing does not wait for leaving the field action to occur, but immediately proceeds to the third step. This option enables applications to perform an action once a selection is made, without requiring the user to exit the field. If clear, the new value is not committed until the user exits the field.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) BOOL commitOnSelChange;

    Swift

    var commitOnSelChange: Bool { get set }
  • (PDF 1.4) If set, text entered in the field shall not be spellchecked. This flag shall not be used unless the Combo and Edit flags are both set.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) BOOL doNotSpellCheck;

    Swift

    var doNotSpellCheck: Bool { get set }
  • An array of options that will be presented to the user. This can also be used to modify the options presented to the user. - note: If you save the document after modifying options, the new options will be preserved in the PDF file.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (readwrite, copy, nonatomic)
        NSArray<PSPDFFormOption *> *_Nonnull options;

    Swift

    var options: [PSPDFFormOption] { get set }
  • (Sometimes required, otherwise optional; PDF 1.4) For choice fields that allow multiple selection (MultiSelect flag set), an array of integers, sorted in ascending order, representing the zero-based indices in the Opt array of the currently selected option items. This entry shall be used when two or more elements in the Opt array have different names but the same export value or when the value of the choice field is an array. This entry should not be used for choice fields that do not allow multiple selection. If the items identified by this entry differ from those in the V entry of the field dictionary (see discussion following this Table), the V entry shall be used.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (readwrite, copy, nonatomic, nullable) NSIndexSet *selectedIndices;

    Swift

    var selectedIndices: IndexSet? { get set }
  • For combo boxes only, is the selection a default or custom value

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (readonly, nonatomic) BOOL customSelection;

    Swift

    var customSelection: Bool { get }
  • Custom text.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (readwrite, copy, nonatomic, nullable) NSString *customText;

    Swift

    var customText: String? { get set }