PdfFormatProvider.Export not releasing resources

3 posts, 1 answers
  1. sandra
    sandra avatar
    2 posts
    Member since:
    Dec 2015

    Posted 30 Dec 2015 Link to this post

    I have a form that loads an existing pdf into a radPdfViewer. The user then has the option to move this file to a new location, with a new file name and then delete the original file.

    I am able to load and view the original pdf. I am also able to export this file to a new location with a new file name. The problem occurs when I attempt to delete the original file. I am receiving the error message "The process cannot access the file ... because it is being used by another process."  Obviously I am not disposing of something properly, but I am unsure of the correct steps to take.  Any help would be appreciated.

    I am using Visual Studio 2015 and the following code:

    Private Sub Form1_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load

        End Sub

        Private Sub Button1_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
            Dim exportProvider As New Telerik.Windows.Documents.Fixed.FormatProviders.Pdf.PdfFormatProvider
            Dim NewFile As RadFixedDocument = exportProvider.Import(System.IO.File.OpenRead(OriginalFileName))
            Dim out As System.IO.Stream = System.IO.File.OpenWrite(NewFileName)

            exportProvider.Export(NewFile, out)
            NewFile = Nothing
            exportProvider = Nothing
            System.IO.File.Delete(OriginalFileName)            ----> this is the line that gives the error
        End Sub

  2. Answer
    Dimitar avatar
    2949 posts

    Posted 04 Jan 2016 Link to this post

    Hello Sandra,

    Thank you for writing.

    You should close the file stream which is reading the file when the document is imported as well. For example:
    Private Sub radButton1_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles radButton1.Click
        Using fs = System.IO.File.OpenRead(OriginalFileName)
            Dim exportProvider As New Telerik.Windows.Documents.Fixed.FormatProviders.Pdf.PdfFormatProvider()
            Dim NewFile As RadFixedDocument = exportProvider.Import(fs)
            Using out As System.IO.Stream = System.IO.File.OpenWrite(NewFileName)
                exportProvider.Export(NewFile, out)
            End Using
        End Using
    End Sub

    Please let me know if there is something else I can help you with. 
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  3. sandra
    sandra avatar
    2 posts
    Member since:
    Dec 2015

    Posted 04 Jan 2016 in reply to Dimitar Link to this post

    That worked. Such a silly mistake...I guess sometimes it just takes a second set of eyes.

    Thanks so much for your response.  

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