Extract area as graphic?

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  1. James
    James avatar
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    Mar 2009

    Posted 05 Mar 2019 Link to this post


    We've been using the pdf viewer for years, and a new requirement has arisen around extraction of data. What we'd like to do is to allow users to draw a box around an area of the pdf on screen, and to export that area as a graphic (jpg / png etc).

    Is this possible? I've had a look at the forums etc, but can't see that this question has been asked before.

    (What we'd like to do in particular, is draw a box around a table and then use this API to parse the image and return structured data to us: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cognitive-services/computer-vision/ )

    Thanks, James.

  2. Answer
    Georgi avatar
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    Posted 08 Mar 2019 Link to this post

    Hello James,

    In order to achieve the desired result, you can obtain the coordinates on mouse click. After this, you can take a snapshot of RadPdfViewer using the RadBitmap class and crop the bitmap instance using the obtained coordinates, for example:
    RadBitmap image = new RadBitmap(this.pdfViewer);
    image = image.Crop(

    I hope this helps.

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  3. James
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    Mar 2009

    Posted 08 Mar 2019 in reply to Georgi Link to this post

    Thanks Georgi, I'll give that a go. (I found a way of getting the whole page, but having just the selection would be good.)


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