PSPDFXFDFAnnotationProvider


@interface PSPDFXFDFAnnotationProvider
    : PSPDFContainerAnnotationProvider <PSPDFAnnotationProviderRefreshing>

Concrete implementation of the PSPDFAnnotationProvider protocol that uses a XFDF file as a source.

The XFDF file needs to be local and in a writable location, not on a web server. This annotation provider handles data form fields according to the XFDF spec: An XFDF file with form data contains form field names and values. When importing XFDF into Acrobat, the target PDF file must already contain the form fields. Importing XFDF updates the form field values in the PDF file. Exporting to XFDF puts the current value of the field in the value element. Using XFDF, it is not possible to create a new form field in a PDF document, or change anything other than the value of an existing form field. It compliments an existing data form fields from PDF with values from the XFDF file. If data form field value is not found in the XFDF file it will be served by this provider with the default value.

If you use XFDF to fill out form elements, you will want to keep both the file annotation provider and the xfdf provider around, using following order: annotationProviders = [xfdfProvider, fileProvider]. Without the fileProvider, form elements will not be found. (In versions of PSPDFKit earlier than 7.5, we did that somewhat magically. This requirement has now been made explicit.)

Note

Requires the PSPDFFeatureMaskAnnotationEditing feature flag.

Note

If an error occurs when attaching a parsed annotation a document, the error is logged and the annotation is skipped.

  • Designated initializers.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (nonnull instancetype)initWithDocumentProvider:
        (nonnull PSPDFDocumentProvider *)documentProvider;

    Swift

    init(documentProvider: PSPDFDocumentProvider)
  • Undocumented

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (instancetype)initWithDocumentProvider:(PSPDFDocumentProvider *)documentProvider fileURL:(NSURL *)XFDFFileURL NS_DESIGNATED_INITIALIZER;

    Swift

    init(documentProvider: PSPDFDocumentProvider, fileURL XFDFFileURL: URL)
  • Undocumented

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (instancetype)initWithDocumentProvider:(PSPDFDocumentProvider *)documentProvider dataProvider:(id<PSPDFDataProviding>)dataProvider NS_DESIGNATED_INITIALIZER;
  • The XFDF file URL.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (readonly, copy, nonatomic, nullable) NSURL *fileURL;

    Swift

    var fileURL: URL? { get }
  • The data provider. If initialized with a XFDFFileURL, will be auto generated.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    @property (readonly, nonatomic, nullable) id<PSPDFDataProviding> dataProvider;
  • Will force-load annotations. Usually invoked lazily. Use hasLoadedAnnotationsForPageAtIndex: with any page (usually page 0) to detect if the annotations have been loaded yet.

    Note

    If an error occurs when attaching a parsed annotation a document, the error is logged and the annotation is skipped.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    - (void)loadAllAnnotations;

    Swift

    func loadAllAnnotations()