PSPDFPageView

Objective-C


@interface PSPDFPageView : UIView <PSPDFRenderTaskDelegate,
                                   PSPDFResizableViewDelegate, PSPDFOverridable>

Swift

class PDFPageView : UIView, RenderTaskDelegate, ResizableViewDelegate, Overridable

Display a single PDF page. View is reused. You can add your own views on top of the annotationContainerView (e.g. custom annotations) Events from a attached UIScrollView will be relayed to all visible PDFPageView classes.

  • Unavailable

    Not the designated initializer

    Undocumented

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    PSPDF_EMPTY_INIT_UNAVAILABLE
  • Unavailable

    Not the designated initializer

    Undocumented

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    PSPDF_EMPTY_INIT_UNAVAILABLE
  • The attached presentation context.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic, weak, readonly) id<PSPDFPresentationContext> _Nullable presentationContext;
  • Prepares the PDFPageView for reuse. Removes all unknown internal UIViews.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)prepareForReuse;

    Swift

    func prepareForReuse()
  • Redraw the renderView (dynamically rendered PDF for maximum sharpness, updated on every zoom level.)

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)updateRenderView;

    Swift

    func updateRenderView()
  • Redraw renderView and contentView.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)updateView;

    Swift

    func update()
  • Call whenever you change which annotations should be rendered. Updates overlay annotations and will remove any annotation selection. In most cases this should be called in combination with updateView.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)updateAnnotationViewsAnimated:(BOOL)animated;

    Swift

    func updateAnnotationViews(animated: Bool)
  • Returns the existing subview used to display the given annotation — if any.

    This method will neither trigger loading annotations, nor create and insert a view for the given annotation. In addition, it will not return views that are scheduled to be removed.

    Note

    Unless they are currently selected, most annotations are rendered into the page. Whether or not a separate view will be used to display an annotation is controlled through its isOverlay property. In other words: This method always returns nil for annotations that return false from isOverlay and are not selected.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (nullable UIView<PSPDFAnnotationPresenting> *)annotationViewForAnnotation:
        (nonnull PSPDFAnnotation *)annotation;
  • UIImageView displaying the whole document.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic, readonly) UIImageView *_Nonnull contentView;

    Swift

    var contentView: UIImageView { get }
  • UIImageView for the zoomed in state.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic, readonly) UIImageView *_Nonnull renderView;

    Swift

    var renderView: UIImageView { get }
  • Container view for all overlay annotations.

    This is just a named subclass of UIView that will always track the frame of the PDFPageView. It’s useful to coordinate this with your own subviews to get the zIndex right.

    Warning

    Most annotations will not be rendered as overlays or only when they are currently being selected. Rendering annotations within the pageView has several advantages including performance or view color multiplication (in case of highlight annotations) The contents of this view are managed. Additional subviews can be added, but they will be removed during page reuse. Subviews should respond to the PSPDFAnnotationPresenting, especially the annotation method.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic, readonly) PSPDFAnnotationContainerView *_Nonnull annotationContainerView;

    Swift

    var annotationContainerView: AnnotationContainerView { get }
  • Access the selectionView. (handles text selection)

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic, readonly) PSPDFTextSelectionView *_Nonnull selectionView;

    Swift

    var selectionView: PSPDFTextSelectionView { get }
  • Access the render status view that is displayed on top of a page while we are rendering.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic) PSPDFRenderStatusView *_Nonnull renderStatusView;

    Swift

    var renderStatusView: PSPDFRenderStatusView { get set }
  • Top right offset. Defaults to 30.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic) CGFloat renderStatusViewOffset;

    Swift

    var renderStatusViewOffset: CGFloat { get set }
  • The PDF scale the current page is rendered with.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic, readonly) CGFloat PDFScale;

    Swift

    var pdfScale: CGFloat { get }
  • Current CGRect of the part of the page that’s visible. Screen coordinate space.

    Note

    If the scroll view is currently decelerating, this will show the TARGET rect, not the one that’s currently animating.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic, readonly) CGRect visibleRect;

    Swift

    var visibleRect: CGRect { get }
  • Color used to indicate link or form objects.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic) UI_APPEARANCE_SELECTOR UIColor *highlightColor;

    Swift

    var highlightColor: UIColor { get set }
  • The color displayed on the page view before the PDF page is rendered.

    By default (assigned nil value), this value will be the best guess for the page background color, given the current render options (such as backgroundFill or invertRenderColor).

    This property is intended to be customized via -[PSPDFViewControllerDelegate pdfViewController:didConfigurePageView:forPageAtIndex:], UIAppearance or by subclassing this class.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic, null_resettable) UIColor *placeholderColor;

    Swift

    var placeholderColor: UIColor! { get set }
  • The normalized PDF coordinate space of this view’s page. The origin of the space is the bottom-left corner of the displayed content.

    Use this property together with the methods in the UICoordinateSpace protocol to convert between PDF page and view coordinate spaces. For example to find the location of a UITouch in a page’s PDF coordinate space:

    let viewPoint = touch.location(in: pageView)
    let pdfPoint = pageView.convert(viewPoint, to: pageView.pdfCoordinateSpace)
    

    Note

    Important: Rectangles converted with this coordinate space must be well–formed! Do not, for example, try to convert something with a less–than–zero width…

    Read more in our Coordinate Space Conversions guide at https://pspdfkit.com/guides/ios/faq/coordinate-spaces/

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic, readonly) id<UICoordinateSpace> _Nonnull pdfCoordinateSpace;

    Swift

    var pdfCoordinateSpace: UICoordinateSpace { get }
  • Get the glyphs/words on a specific page.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (nonnull NSDictionary<PSPDFObjectFinderType, id> *)
        objectsAtPoint:(CGPoint)viewPoint
               options:(nullable NSDictionary<PSPDFObjectFinderOption, NSValue *> *)
                           options;

    Swift

    func objects(at viewPoint: CGPoint, options: [Document.ObjectFinderOption : NSValue]? = nil) -> [Document.ObjectFinderType : Any]
  • Get the glyphs/words on a specific rect. Usage e.g. NSDictionary *objects = [pageView objectsAtRect:rect options:@{PSPDFObjectFinderOptionExtractWords: @ YES}];

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (nonnull NSDictionary<PSPDFObjectFinderType, id> *)
        objectsAtRect:(CGRect)viewRect
              options:(nullable NSDictionary<PSPDFObjectFinderOption, NSValue *> *)
                          options;

    Swift

    func objects(at viewRect: CGRect, options: [Document.ObjectFinderOption : NSValue]? = nil) -> [Document.ObjectFinderType : Any]
  • Access the UIScrollView that is responsible for zooming this page view if available.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic, readonly, nullable) UIScrollView *zoomView;

    Swift

    var zoomView: UIScrollView? { get }
  • Returns an array of UIView PSPDFAnnotationPresenting objects currently in the view hierarchy.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic, readonly) NSArray<UIView<PSPDFAnnotationPresenting> *> *_Nonnull visibleAnnotationViews;
  • Page that is displayed. Readonly.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic, readonly) PSPDFPageIndex pageIndex;

    Swift

    var pageIndex: PageIndex { get }
  • Shortcut to access the current page info of the set page.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic, readonly, nullable) PSPDFPageInfo *pageInfo;

    Swift

    var pageInfo: PSPDFPageInfo? { get }
  • View for the selected annotation. Created and destroyed on the fly.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic, readonly, nullable) PSPDFResizableView *annotationSelectionView;

    Swift

    var annotationSelectionView: ResizableView? { get }
  • The array of currently selected annotations and focused form elements on the page view.

    Setting this property is equivalent to calling the selectAnnotations:presentMenu:animated: method with false for both presentMenu and animated parameters.

    Note

    Selecting annotations requires the Annotation Editing feature to be enabled for your license (or the Electronic Signatures feature when selecting just signature annotations). Otherwise, only annotations with underlying content (such as sounds, files, notes and annotations with comments) can be selected.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic, copy, null_resettable) NSArray<PSPDFAnnotation *> *selectedAnnotations;

    Swift

    var selectedAnnotations: [Annotation]! { get set }
  • Select the given annotations as a result of user interaction and optionally present the menu for them.

    Note

    Selecting annotations requires the Annotation Editing feature to be enabled for your license (or the Electronic Signatures feature when selecting just signature annotations). Otherwise, only annotations with underlying content (such as sounds, files, notes and annotations with comments) can be selected.

    Important: Calling this method will discard any previous annotation or content selection on this page view.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)selectAnnotations:(nonnull NSArray<PSPDFAnnotation *> *)annotations
                  presentMenu:(BOOL)presentMenu
                     animated:(BOOL)animated;

    Swift

    func select(annotations: [Annotation], presentMenu: Bool, animated: Bool)
  • Focus the given form element. This will discard any previous selection on this page view.

    Note

    Focusing form elements requires the Forms feature to be enabled for your license. Otherwise, calling this method will have no effect.

    Important: Calling this method will discard any previous annotation or content selection on this page view.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)focusFormElement:(nonnull PSPDFFormElement *)formElement
                 toggleValue:(BOOL)toggleValue
                    animated:(BOOL)animated;

    Swift

    func focus(formElement: PSPDFFormElement, toggleValue: Bool, animated: Bool)
  • Deprecated

    Deprecated in PSPDFKit 12 for iOS. Use ‘select(annotations:presentMenu:animated:)’ or ‘focus(formElement:toggleValue:animated:)’ instead.

    Select the given annotation or focus the given form element.

    Warning

    This method is deprecated. To select annotations, use the selectAnnotations:presentMenu:animated: method instead. To focus form elements, use the focusFormElement:toggleValue:animated: method instead.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)selectAnnotation:(nonnull PSPDFAnnotation *)annotation
                    animated:(BOOL)animated;

    Swift

    func select(_ annotation: Annotation, animated: Bool)
  • Returns a menu item, that is used for creating a new annotation from the current text selection.

    Note

    Only supports highlight, underline, squiggly, strike out, redaction, and link annotation types.

    Note

    Requires the Redaction license feature when passing PSPDFAnnotationStringRedaction, returns nil otherwise.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (nullable PSPDFMenuItem *)textSelectionMenuItemForCreatingAnnotationWithType:
        (nonnull PSPDFAnnotationString)annotationString;

    Swift

    func textSelectionMenuItemForCreatingAnnotation(withType annotationString: Annotation.Tool) -> PSPDFMenuItem?
  • Show the signature controller.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)showSignatureControllerAtRect:(CGRect)viewRect
                                withTitle:(nullable NSString *)title
                     signatureFormElement:
                         (nullable PSPDFSignatureFormElement *)signatureFormElement
                                  options:(nullable NSDictionary<
                                              PSPDFPresentationOption, id> *)options
                                 animated:(BOOL)animated;

    Swift

    func showSignatureController(at viewRect: CGRect, withTitle title: String?, signatureFormElement: PSPDFSignatureFormElement?, options: [PresentationOption : Any]? = nil, animated: Bool)
  • Show signature menu.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)showNewSignatureMenuAtRect:(CGRect)viewRect
                  signatureFormElement:
                      (nullable PSPDFSignatureFormElement *)signatureFormElement
                               options:
                                   (nullable NSDictionary<PSPDFPresentationOption,
                                                          id> *)options
                              animated:(BOOL)animated;

    Swift

    func showNewSignatureMenu(at viewRect: CGRect, signatureFormElement: PSPDFSignatureFormElement?, options: [PresentationOption : Any]? = nil, animated: Bool)
  • Show digital signature menu. Only shown when signatureField is signed already.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (BOOL)showDigitalSignatureMenuForSignatureField:
                (nonnull PSPDFSignatureFormElement *)signatureField
                                             animated:(BOOL)animated;

    Swift

    func showDigitalSignatureMenu(forSignatureField signatureField: PSPDFSignatureFormElement, animated: Bool) -> Bool
  • Show menu if annotation/text is selected.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)showMenuIfSelectedAnimated:(BOOL)animated;

    Swift

    func showMenuIfSelected(animated: Bool)
  • Undocumented

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)showMenuIfSelectedWithOption:(PSPDFContextMenuOption)contextMenuOption animated:(BOOL)animated;

    Swift

    func showMenuIfSelected(with contextMenuOption: ContextMenuOption, animated: Bool)
  • Shows a menu as appropriate for a context menu invocation at the given location.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)showMenuForPoint:(CGPoint)location animated:(BOOL)animated;

    Swift

    func showMenu(for location: CGPoint, animated: Bool)
  • The method that checks if the receiver can create annotations, optionally showing a message with the PSPDFStatusHUD.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (BOOL)canCreateAnnotationsShowMessage:(BOOL)showMessage;

    Swift

    func canCreateAnnotationsShowMessage(_ showMessage: Bool) -> Bool

    Parameters

    showMessage

    Specifies whether a message should be displayed if annotations cannot be created.

    Return Value

    true if annotations can be created, else false.

  • Deprecated

    Deprecated in PSPDFKit 12 for iOS. Use ‘PDFViewController.interactions.tryToShowAnnotationMenu(at:in:)’ instead.

    Attempt to present the legacy menu for creating an annotation at the given location.

    Warning

    This method is deprecated. To present the annotation creation menu programmatically, use the PSPDFDocumentViewInteractions/tryToShowAnnotationMenuAtPoint:inCoordinateSpace: method.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (BOOL)showAnnotationMenuAtPoint:(CGPoint)viewPoint animated:(BOOL)animated;

    Swift

    func showAnnotationMenu(at viewPoint: CGPoint, animated: Bool) -> Bool

    Return Value

    A boolean value indicating whether the presentation succeeded.

  • Deprecated

    Deprecated in PSPDFKit 12 for iOS. Use ‘select(annotations:presentMenu:animated:)’ instead.

    Attempt to present a legacy menu for the given annotations.

    When calling this method on iPad for a single note annotation, this method will present the comments view controller instead.

    Warning

    This method is deprecated. To programmatically present the menu for selected annotations, use the selectAnnotations:presentMenu:animated: method.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)showMenuForAnnotations:(nonnull NSArray<PSPDFAnnotation *> *)annotations
                        targetRect:(CGRect)targetRect
                            option:(PSPDFContextMenuOption)contextMenuOption
                          animated:(BOOL)animated;

    Swift

    func showMenu(for annotations: [Annotation], targetRect: CGRect, option contextMenuOption: ContextMenuOption, animated: Bool)
  • Deprecated

    Deprecated in PSPDFKit 12 for iOS. Use ‘presentColorPicker(for:property:options:animated:completion:)’ instead.

    Attempt to present a legacy menu for choosing a color for an annotation.

    Warning

    This method is deprecated. The color menu is now a child of the annotation menu. To present a color choice menu that’s detached from the annotation menu, use your own UIEditMenuInteraction or UIMenuController.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)selectColorForAnnotation:(nonnull PSPDFAnnotation *)annotation
                         isFillColor:(BOOL)isFillColor;

    Swift

    func selectColor(for annotation: Annotation, isFillColor: Bool)
  • Deprecated

    Deprecated in PSPDFKit 12 for iOS. Use ‘canPresentInspector(for:)’ instead.

    Check if the annotation inspector should be used for the given annotations.

    Warning

    This method is deprecated. To check if the annotation inspector can be presented for a given array of annotations, use the canPresentInspectorForAnnotations: method.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (BOOL)useAnnotationInspectorForAnnotations:
        (nonnull NSArray<PSPDFAnnotation *> *)annotations;

    Swift

    func useAnnotationInspector(for annotations: [Annotation]) -> Bool
  • Deprecated

    Deprecated in PSPDFKit 12 for iOS. Use ‘presentInspector(for:options:animated:completion:)’ instead.

    Present the annotation inspector for the given annotations.

    Warning

    This method is deprecated. To present the annotation inspector, use the presentInspectorForAnnotations:options:animated:completion: method.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (nullable PSPDFAnnotationStyleViewController *)
        showInspectorForAnnotations:
            (nonnull NSArray<PSPDFAnnotation *> *)annotations
                            options:(nullable NSDictionary<NSString *, id> *)options
                           animated:(BOOL)animated;

    Swift

    func showInspector(for annotations: [Annotation], options: [String : Any]? = nil, animated: Bool) -> AnnotationStyleViewController?

    Return Value

    An instance of the annotation inspector view controller or nil if the annotation inspector couldn’t be presented for the given annotations.

  • Deprecated

    Deprecated in PSPDFKit 12 for iOS. Use ‘presentComments(for:options:animated:completion:)’ instead.

    Present comments for the given annotation.

    Warning

    This method is deprecated. To present comments for an annotation, use the presentCommentsForAnnotation:options:animated:completion: method.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)showNoteControllerForAnnotation:(nonnull PSPDFAnnotation *)annotation
                                   animated:(BOOL)animated;

    Swift

    func showNoteController(for annotation: Annotation, animated: Bool)
  • Deprecated

    Deprecated in PSPDFKit 12 for iOS. Use ‘presentColorPicker(for:property:options:animated:completion:)’ instead.

    Present the color picker for the given annotation.

    Warning

    This method is deprecated. To present a color picker for an annotation, use the presentColorPickerForAnnotation:property:options:animated:completion: method.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)showColorPickerForAnnotation:(nonnull PSPDFAnnotation *)annotation
                                animated:(BOOL)animated;

    Swift

    func showColorPicker(for annotation: Annotation, animated: Bool)
  • Deprecated

    Deprecated in PSPDFKit 12 for iOS. Use ‘presentFontPicker(for:options:animated:completion:)’ instead.

    Present the font picker for the given free text annotation.

    Warning

    This method is deprecated. To present the font picker for a free text annotation, use the presentFontPickerForAnnotation:options:animated:completion method.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)showFontPickerForAnnotation:
                (nonnull PSPDFFreeTextAnnotation *)annotation
                               animated:(BOOL)animated;

    Swift

    func showFontPicker(for annotation: PSPDFFreeTextAnnotation, animated: Bool)
  • Deprecated

    Deprecated in PSPDFKit 12 for iOS. Use ‘presentLinkActionSheet(for:options:animated:completion:)’ instead.

    Present the link menu for the given link annotation.

    Warning

    This method is deprecated. To present the action sheet for a link annotation, use presentLinkActionSheetForAnnotation:options:animated:completion: method.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (BOOL)showLinkPreviewActionSheetForAnnotation:
                (nonnull PSPDFLinkAnnotation *)annotation
                                           fromRect:(CGRect)viewRect
                                           animated:(BOOL)animated;

    Swift

    func showLinkPreviewActionSheet(for annotation: PSPDFLinkAnnotation, from viewRect: CGRect, animated: Bool) -> Bool

    Return Value

    A boolean value that indicates whether the link menu was successfully presented.

  • Deprecated

    Deprecated in PSPDFKit 12 for iOS. Use ‘PDFConfiguration.createAnnotationMenuGroups’ or ‘PDFViewControllerDelegate.pdfViewController(_:menuForCreatingAnnotationAt:onPageView:appearance:suggestedMenu:)’ instead.

    Returns an array of menu items used for the legacy annotation creation menu.

    Warning

    This method is deprecated. To customize the annotation creation menu directly, use the PSPDFViewControllerDelegate/pdfViewController:menuForCreatingAnnotationAtPoint:onPageView:appearance:suggestedMenu: delegate method. See the documentation of that method to learn more about backwards compatibility considerations.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (nonnull NSArray<PSPDFMenuItem *> *)menuItemsForNewAnnotationAtPoint:
        (CGPoint)point;

    Swift

    func menuItemsForNewAnnotation(at point: CGPoint) -> [PSPDFMenuItem]

    Return Value

    An array of menu items used for the legacy annotation creation menu.

  • Deprecated

    Deprecated in PSPDFKit 12 for iOS. Use ‘PDFViewControllerDelegate.pdfViewController(_:menuForAnnotations:onPageView:appearance:suggestedMenu:)’ instead.

    Returns an array of menu items used in the legacy annotation menu.

    Warning

    This method is deprecated. To customize the annotation menu directly, use PSPDFViewControllerDelegate/pdfViewController:menuForAnnotations:onPageView:appearance:suggestedMenu: delegate method. See the documentation of this method to learn more about backwards compatibility considerations.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (nonnull NSArray<PSPDFMenuItem *> *)menuItemsForAnnotations:
        (nonnull NSArray<PSPDFAnnotation *> *)annotations;

    Swift

    func menuItems(for annotations: [Annotation]) -> [PSPDFMenuItem]

    Return Value

    An array of menu items used in the legacy annotation menu.

  • Deprecated

    Deprecated in PSPDFKit 12 for iOS. Use ‘PDFConfiguration.annotationMenuConfiguration.colorChoices’ or ‘PDFViewControllerDelegate.pdfViewController(_:menuForAnnotations:onPageView:appearance:suggestedMenu:)’ instead.

    Returns an array of menu items used in the legacy annotation menu to change the color of an annotation.

    Warning

    This method is deprecated. To customize the color choices available in the annotation menu, use the annotationMenuConfiguration configuration property. To customize the annotation menu directly, use the PSPDFViewControllerDelegate/pdfViewController:menuForAnnotations:onPageView:appearance:suggestedMenu: delegate method.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (nonnull NSArray<PSPDFMenuItem *> *)colorMenuItemsForAnnotation:
        (nonnull PSPDFAnnotation *)annotation;

    Swift

    func colorMenuItems(for annotation: Annotation) -> [PSPDFMenuItem]

    Return Value

    An array of menu items used in the legacy annotation menu.

  • Deprecated

    Deprecated in PSPDFKit 12 for iOS. Use ‘PDFConfiguration.annotationMenuConfiguration.colorChoices’ or ‘PDFViewControllerDelegate.pdfViewController(_:menuForAnnotations:onPageView:appearance:suggestedMenu:)’ instead.

    Returns an array of menu items used in the legacy annotation menu to change the fill color of an annotation.

    Warning

    This method is deprecated. To customize the fill color choices available in the annotation menu, use the annotationMenuConfiguration configuration property. To customize the annotation menu directly, use the PSPDFViewControllerDelegate/pdfViewController:menuForAnnotations:onPageView:appearance:suggestedMenu: delegate method.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (nonnull NSArray<PSPDFMenuItem *> *)fillColorMenuItemsForAnnotation:
        (nonnull PSPDFAnnotation *)annotation;

    Swift

    func fillColorMenuItems(for annotation: Annotation) -> [PSPDFMenuItem]

    Return Value

    An array of menu items used in the legacy annotation menu.

  • Deprecated

    Deprecated in PSPDFKit 12 for iOS. Use ‘PDFConfiguration.annotationMenuConfiguration.alphaChoices’ or ‘PDFViewControllerDelegate.pdfViewController(_:menuForAnnotations:onPageView:appearance:suggestedMenu:)’ instead.

    Returns a menu item used in the legacy annotation menu to change the opacity of an annotation.

    Warning

    This method is deprecated. To customize the opacity choices available in the annotation menu, use the annotationMenuConfiguration configuration property. To customize the annotation menu directly, use the PSPDFViewControllerDelegate/pdfViewController:menuForAnnotations:onPageView:appearance:suggestedMenu: delegate method.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (nonnull PSPDFMenuItem *)
        opacityMenuItemForAnnotation:(nonnull PSPDFAnnotation *)annotation
                           withColor:(nullable UIColor *)color;

    Swift

    func opacityMenuItem(for annotation: Annotation, with color: UIColor?) -> PSPDFMenuItem

    Return Value

    A menu item used in the legacy annotation menu.

  • Deprecated

    Deprecated in PSPDFKit 12 for iOS. Use ‘PDFConfiguration.annotationMenuConfiguration.colorChoices’ instead.

    Returns an array of colors to display in the annotation menu for the given annotation.

    Warning

    This subclassing hook is deprecated. To customize color choices available in the annotation menu, use the annotationMenuConfiguration configuration property instead.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (nonnull NSArray<UIColor *> *)defaultColorOptionsForAnnotationType:
        (PSPDFAnnotationType)annotationType;

    Swift

    func defaultColorOptions(for annotationType: Annotation.Kind) -> [UIColor]
  • Deprecated

    Deprecated in PSPDFKit 12 for iOS. Use ‘PDFConfiguration.annotationMenuConfiguration.fontSizeChoices’ instead.

    An array of font sizes to display in the annotation menu for compatible annotations.

    Warning

    This subclassing hook is deprecated. To customize font size choices available in the annotation menu, use the annotationMenuConfiguration configuration property instead.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic, readonly) PSPDF_DEPRECATED( 12, "Use 'PDFConfiguration.annotationMenuConfiguration.fontSizeChoices' " "instead.") NSArray<NSNumber *> *availableFontSizes;

    Swift

    var availableFontSizes: [NSNumber] { get }
  • Deprecated

    Deprecated in PSPDFKit 12 for iOS. Use ‘PDFConfiguration.annotationMenuConfiguration.lineWidthChoices’ instead.

    An array of line widths to display in the annotation menu for compatible annotations.

    Warning

    This subclassing hook is deprecated. To customize line width choices available in the annotation menu, use the annotationMenuConfiguration configuration property instead.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic, readonly) PSPDF_DEPRECATED( 12, "Use 'PDFConfiguration.annotationMenuConfiguration.lineWidthChoices' " "instead.") NSArray<NSNumber *> *availableLineWidths;

    Swift

    var availableLineWidths: [NSNumber] { get }
  • Deprecated

    Deprecated in PSPDFKit 12 for iOS. Use ‘PDFViewControllerDelegate.pdfViewController(_:menuForAnnotations:onPageView:appearance:suggestedMenu:)’ instead.

    A boolean value that indicates whether annotation style menu elements should be displayed as a sub-menu or an inline menu.

    Warning

    This subclassing hook is deprecated. To customize the annotation menu directly, use the PSPDFViewControllerDelegate/pdfViewController:menuForAnnotations:onPageView:appearance:suggestedMenu: delegate method and customize the .displayInline option for the menu with .pspdfkit.style identifier.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic, readonly) BOOL shouldMoveStyleMenuEntriesIntoSubmenu;

    Swift

    var shouldMoveStyleMenuEntriesIntoSubmenu: Bool { get }
  • Deprecated

    Deprecated in PSPDFKit 12 for iOS. Use ‘PresentationOption.popoverPassthroughViews’ when presenting view controllers instead.

    An array of pass-through views for popover controller, e.g. the color picker or the annotation inspector. By default, this is fairly aggressive and returns the entire parent view controller’s view.

    Warning

    This subclassing hook is deprecated and no longer called since PSPDFKit 12 for iOS. To customize the pass-through views for view controllers presented in popovers, use one of the view controller presentation methods with a custom array of views for the PSPDFPresentationOptionPopoverPassthroughViews presentation option. Alternatively, override one of these methods in your subclass of `PSPDFPageView and call super with modified presentation options.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic, readonly) PSPDF_DEPRECATED(12, "Use 'PresentationOption.popoverPassthroughViews' " "when presenting view controllers instead.") NSArray<UIView *> *passthroughViewsForPopoverController;

    Swift

    var passthroughViewsForPopoverController: [UIView] { get }
  • Associate an annotation with an annotation view

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)setAnnotation:(nonnull PSPDFAnnotation *)annotation
        forAnnotationView:
            (nonnull UIView<PSPDFAnnotationPresenting> *)annotationView;
  • Recall the annotation associated with an annotation view

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (nullable PSPDFAnnotation *)annotationForAnnotationView:
        (nonnull UIView<PSPDFAnnotationPresenting> *)annotationView;
  • Add an annotation to the current pageView. This will either queue a re-render of the PDF, or add an UIView subclass for the matching annotation, depending on the annotation type and the value of isOverlay.

    Note

    In PSPDFKit, annotations are managed in two ways:

    1) Annotations that are fixed and rendered with the page image. Those annotations are PSPDFHighlightAnnotation, PSPDFSquareAnnotation, PSPDFInkAnnotation and more. Pretty much all more or less “static” annotations are handled this way.

    2) Then, there are the more dynamic annotations like PSPDFLinkAnnotation and PSPDFNoteAnnotation. Those annotations are not part of the rendered image but are actual subviews in PDFPageView. Those annotations return YES on the isOverlay property.

    This method is called recursively with all annotation types except if they return isOverlay = NO. In case of isOverlay = NO, it will call updateView to re-render the page.

    Warning

    This will not change anything on the data model below. Also add an annotation to the document object.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)addAnnotation:(nonnull PSPDFAnnotation *)annotation
                  options:(nullable NSDictionary<NSString *, NSNumber *> *)options
                 animated:(BOOL)animated;

    Swift

    func add(_ annotation: Annotation, options: [String : NSNumber]? = nil, animated: Bool)
  • Removes an annotation from the view, either by re-rendering the page image or removing a matching UIView-subclass of the annotation was added as an overlay.

    Note

    This will not change the data model of the document.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (BOOL)removeAnnotation:(nonnull PSPDFAnnotation *)annotation
                     options:
                         (nullable NSDictionary<NSString *, NSNumber *> *)options
                    animated:(BOOL)animated;

    Swift

    func remove(_ annotation: Annotation, options: [String : NSNumber]? = nil, animated: Bool) -> Bool
  • Subclass to change shadow behavior.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)updateShadowAnimated:(BOOL)animated;

    Swift

    func updateShadow(animated: Bool)
  • Used to expand the tap point to make tapping objects easier. By default the rect has a size of 30 pixels.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (CGRect)hitTestRectForPoint:(CGPoint)viewPoint;

    Swift

    func hitTestRect(for viewPoint: CGPoint) -> CGRect
  • Called with the set of annotations that are now selected. Can be used to post-process annotations or enforce user changes.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)didSelectAnnotations:(nonnull NSArray<PSPDFAnnotation *> *)annotations;

    Swift

    func didSelect(_ annotations: [Annotation])
  • Called with the set of annotations that were selected, but are no longer. Can be used to post-process annotations or enforce user changes.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)didDeselectAnnotations:
        (nonnull NSArray<PSPDFAnnotation *> *)annotations;

    Swift

    func didDeselect(_ annotations: [Annotation])
  • Get annotation rect (PDF coordinate space)

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (CGRect)rectForAnnotations:(nonnull NSArray<PSPDFAnnotation *> *)annotations;

    Swift

    func rect(for annotations: [Annotation]) -> CGRect
  • Render options that are used for the live-page rendering. (not for the cache) One way to use this would be to customize what annotations types will be rendered with the pdf. See PSPDFRenderOptions for a list of options.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (nonnull PSPDFRenderOptions *)renderOptionsWithZoomScale:(CGFloat)zoomScale
                                                      animated:(BOOL)animated;

    Swift

    func renderOptions(withZoomScale zoomScale: CGFloat, animated: Bool) -> RenderOptions
  • Helper to properly place an annotation.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)centerAnnotation:(nonnull PSPDFAnnotation *)annotation
              aroundPDFPoint:(CGPoint)pdfPoint;

    Swift

    func center(_ annotation: Annotation, aroundPDFPoint pdfPoint: CGPoint)
  • Load page annotations from the PDF.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)loadPageAnnotationsAnimated:(BOOL)animated
                      blockWhileParsing:(BOOL)blockWhileParsing;

    Swift

    func loadPageAnnotations(animated: Bool, blockWhileParsing: Bool)
  • Computes a scale value suitable for computation of the line width to use during drawing and selection.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (nonatomic, readonly) CGFloat scaleForPageView;

    Swift

    var scaleForPageView: CGFloat { get }
  • Change notification processing.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)annotationsAddedNotification:(nonnull NSNotification *)notification;

    Swift

    func annotationsAddedNotification(_ notification: Notification)
  • Undocumented

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)annotationsRemovedNotification:(NSNotification *)notification NS_REQUIRES_SUPER;

    Swift

    func annotationsRemovedNotification(_ notification: Notification)
  • Undocumented

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)annotationChangedNotification:(NSNotification *)notification NS_REQUIRES_SUPER;

    Swift

    func annotationChangedNotification(_ notification: Notification)
  • Customize if the annotation object should also transform the properties.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (BOOL)shouldScaleAnnotationWhenResizing:(nonnull PSPDFAnnotation *)annotation
                               usesResizeKnob:(BOOL)usesResizeKnob;

    Swift

    func shouldScaleAnnotation(whenResizing annotation: Annotation, usesResizeKnob: Bool) -> Bool
  • Customize annotation selection view.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)updateAnnotationSelectionView;

    Swift

    func updateAnnotationSelectionView()
  • Check if the annotation inspector can be presented for the given annotations.

    PSPDF_KEEP_OBJC_SYMBOL

    Declaration

    Swift

    @objc(canPresentInspectorForAnnotations:)
    open func canPresentInspector(for annotations: [Annotation]) -> Bool

    Parameters

    annotations

    The array of potentially inspectable annotations.

    Return Value

    A boolean value that indicates whether the annotation inspector can be presented for the given annotations.

  • Present the annotation inspector for the given annotations. This will also select the given annotations if they aren’t already.

    Declaration

    Swift

    @discardableResult
    @objc(presentInspectorForAnnotations:options:animated:completion:)
    open func presentInspector(for annotations: [Annotation], options: [PresentationOption : Any] = [:], animated: Bool = true, completion: (() -> Void)? = nil) -> UIViewController?

    Parameters

    annotations

    The array of annotations to inspect.

    options

    The presentation options.

    animated

    Whether to animate the presentation.

    completion

    The closure to execute when animation finishes.

    Return Value

    An instance of the annotation inspector view controller or nil if the annotation inspector couldn’t be presented for the given annotations. PSPDF_KEEP_OBJC_SYMBOL

  • Present comments for the given annotations. This will also select the given annotation if it isn’t already.

    Declaration

    Swift

    @discardableResult
    @objc(presentCommentsForAnnotation:options:animated:completion:)
    open func presentComments(for annotation: Annotation, options: [PresentationOption : Any] = [:], animated: Bool = true, completion: (() -> Void)? = nil) -> UIViewController?

    Parameters

    annotation

    The annotation with comments.

    options

    The presentation options.

    animated

    Whether to animate the presentation.

    completion

    The closure to execute when animation finishes.

    Return Value

    An instance of the note annotation view controller or nil if comments couldn’t be presented for the given annotations. PSPDF_KEEP_OBJC_SYMBOL

  • Present the color picker for the given property of the given annotation. This will also select the given annotation if it isn’t already.

    Declaration

    Swift

    @discardableResult
    @objc(presentColorPickerForAnnotation:property:options:animated:completion:)
    open func presentColorPicker(for annotation: Annotation, property: AnnotationStyle.Key, options: [PresentationOption : Any] = [:], animated: Bool = true, completion: (() -> Void)? = nil) -> UIViewController?

    Parameters

    annotation

    The annotation to modify.

    property

    A color property of the annotation.

    options

    The presentation options.

    animated

    Whether to animate the presentation.

    completion

    The closure to execute when animation finishes.

    Return Value

    An instance of the color picker view controller or nil if the color picker couldn’t be presented for the given property of the given annotation. PSPDF_KEEP_OBJC_SYMBOL

  • Present the font picker for the given free text annotation. This will also select the given annotation if it isn’t already.

    Declaration

    Swift

    @discardableResult
    @objc(presentFontPickerForAnnotation:options:animated:completion:)
    open func presentFontPicker(for annotation: FreeTextAnnotation, options: [PresentationOption : Any] = [:], animated: Bool = true, completion: (() -> Void)? = nil) -> UIViewController?

    Parameters

    annotation

    The free text annotation to modify.

    options

    The presentation options.

    animated

    Whether to animate the presentation.

    completion

    The closure to execute when animation finishes.

    Return Value

    An instance of the font picker view controller or nil if the font picker couldn’t be presented for the given free text annotation. PSPDF_KEEP_OBJC_SYMBOL

  • Present the action sheet for the given link annotation. This will also select the given annotation, if it isn’t already.

    Declaration

    Swift

    @discardableResult
    @objc(presentLinkActionSheetForAnnotation:options:animated:completion:)
    open func presentLinkActionSheet(for annotation: LinkAnnotation, options: [PresentationOption : Any] = [:], animated: Bool = true, completion: (() -> Void)? = nil) -> UIViewController?

    Parameters

    annotation

    The link annotation to present actions for.

    options

    The presentation options.

    animated

    Whether to animate the presentation.

    completion

    The closure to execute when animation finishes.

    Return Value

    An instance of the action sheet view controller or nil if the action sheet couldn’t be presented for the given link annotation. PSPDF_KEEP_OBJC_SYMBOL