Shape Annotations in WPF Pdf Viewer

PDF viewer WPF allows the user to include the following shape annotations into the PDF document.

  • Line.
  • Rectangle.
  • Circle.
  • Arrow.
  • Polygon.
  • Polyline.

Line Annotation

PDF viewer WPF allows the user to include line annotation into the PDF document and provides options to edit or remove the existing line annotation in the PDF document.

The following code shows how to switch to line annotation mode in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.AnnotationMode = PdfDocumentView.PdfViewerAnnotationMode.Line;
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.AnnotationMode = PdfDocumentView.PdfViewerAnnotationMode.Line
End Sub

The following image shows the line annotation being included in the PDF Document.

line annotation

How to set the color of the line annotation?

The color of the line annotation included can be customized at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set color of the line annotation to be included.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.LineAnnotationSettings.LineColor = Colors.Blue;
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.LineAnnotationSettings.LineColor = Colors.Blue
End Sub

How to set the opacity of the line annotation?

The opacity of the line annotation can be customized at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set default opacity value of the included line annotation in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.LineAnnotationSettings.Opacity = 0.5f;
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.LineAnnotationSettings.Opacity = 0.5F
End Sub

How to set the thickness of the line annotation?

The thickness of the line annotation can be customized at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set the default thickness of the included line annotation in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.LineAnnotationSettings.Thickness = 5;
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.LineAnnotationSettings.Thickness = 5
End Sub

How to set the author and subject of the line annotation?

The author and subject fields of the line annotation can be added for the line annotation to be added to the PDF document. The following code shows how to set default Author and subject of the included line annotation in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.LineAnnotationSettings.Author = "Syncfusion Softwares";
    pdfviewer.LineAnnotationSettings.Subject = "Line Annotation";
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.LineAnnotationSettings.Author = "Syncfusion Softwares"
    pdfviewer.LineAnnotationSettings.Subject = "Line Annotation"    
End Sub

Working with included/existing line annotations

Line annotation supports adding notes along with it, also it allows editing its color, opacity and thickness. To use these options, select the included/existing line annotation and click right using mouse, over the selected annotation, a pop up context menu will appear with the following options,

  • Open Pop-up note
  • Properties
  • Delete

Open Pop-up notes

We can add notes to the line annotation choosing Open Pop-up note option from the context menu. The following image illustrates the notes added to the selected line annotation. The added notes will be saved along with the PDF document and if there is any existing notes, it will be displayed in here.

line annotation

Properties

Selecting properties from the context menu will display the line Properties window, which would consist of two tabs

  • Appearance
  • General

Appearance tab

The color, opacity and thickness of the line annotation can be edited using Appearance tab of line Properties window.

Editing the thickness of the line annotation

Modifying the value in the NumericUpDown control in the Appearance tab of line annotation properties window will allow us to modify the thickness of the selected line annotation.

The following image illustrates how to change the thickness of the line annotation.

line annotation

The following image illustrates the change in thickness of the selected line annotation.

line annotation

Editing color of the annotation

The color of the selected line annotation will be displayed in the color row in the appearance tab. Selecting the Color would displays the color palette control, choosing a color from the color palette and clicking OK will apply the color to the line annotation.

The following image illustrates how to change the color of the line annotation included.

line annotation

The following image illustrates the change in the color of the included line annotation.

line annotation

Editing opacity of the annotation

The slider control displayed in the Appearance tab will allow us to modify the opacity of the selected line annotation. You can also modify the opacity of the selected line annotation by giving numeric value in the opacity text box.

The following image illustrates how to change the opacity of the included line annotation.

line annotation

The following image illustrates the change in the opacity of the included line annotation.

line annotation

General tab

We can add/edit the default Author and Subject to the included line annotation using General tab of the Line Properties window.

The following image illustrates the change in Author and Subject of the included line annotation.

line annotation

Deleting an annotation

Selecting delete option from the context menu which will be displayed by right click on the selected annotation would delete the respective annotation from the PDF document.

The following image illustrates how to delete the included annotation from the PDF document.

line annotation

Rectangle Annotation

PDF viewer WPF allows the user to include Rectangle annotation into the PDF document and provides options to edit or remove the existing rectangle annotation in the PDF document.

The following code shows how to switch to rectangle annotation mode in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.AnnotationMode = PdfDocumentView.PdfViewerAnnotationMode.Rectangle;
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.AnnotationMode = PdfDocumentView.PdfViewerAnnotationMode.Rectangle
End Sub

The following image shows the rectangle annotation being included in the PDF Document.

rectangle annotation

How to set the color of the rectangle annotation?

The color of the rectangle annotation included can be customized at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set default color of the included rectangle annotation in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.RectangleAnnotationSettings.RectangleColor = Colors.Blue;
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.RectangleAnnotationSettings.RectangleColor = Colors.Blue
End Sub

How to set the opacity of the rectangle annotation?

The opacity of the rectangle annotation can be customized at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set default opacity value of the included rectangle annotation in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.RectangleAnnotationSettings.Opacity = 0.5f;
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.RectangleAnnotationSettings.Opacity = 0.5F
End Sub

How to set the thickness of the rectangle annotation?

The thickness of the rectangle annotation can be customized at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set the default thickness of the included rectangle annotation in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.RectangleAnnotationSettings.Thickness = 5;
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.RectangleAnnotationSettings.Thickness = 5
End Sub

How to set the author and subject of the rectangle annotation?

The author and subject fields of the rectangle annotation can be added for the rectangle annotation to be added to the PDF document. The following code shows how to set default Author and subject of the included rectangle annotation in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.RectangleAnnotationSettings.Author = "Syncfusion Softwares";
    pdfviewer.RectangleAnnotationSettings.Subject = "Rectangle Annotation"; 
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.RectangleAnnotationSettings.Author = "Syncfusion Softwares"
    pdfviewer.RectangleAnnotationSettings.Subject = "Rectangle Annotation"    
End Sub

Working with included/existing rectangle annotations

Rectangle annotation supports adding notes along with it, also it allows editing its color, opacity and thickness. To use these options, select the included/existing rectangle annotation and click right using mouse, over the selected annotation, a pop up context menu will appear with the following options,

  • Open Pop-up note
  • Properties
  • Delete

Open Pop-up notes

We can add notes to the rectangle annotation choosing Open Pop-up note option from the context menu. The following image illustrates the notes added to the selected rectangle annotation. The added notes will be saved along with the PDF document and if there is any existing notes, it will be displayed in here.

rectangle annotation

Properties

Selecting properties from the context menu will display the Rectangle Properties window, which would consist of two tabs

  • Appearance
  • General

Appearance tab

The color and opacity of the rectangle annotation can be edited using Appearance tab of Rectangle Properties window.

Editing the thickness of the rectangle annotation

Modifying the value in the NumericUpDown control in the Appearance tab of rectangle annotation properties window will allow us to modify the thickness of the selected rectangle annotation.

The following image illustrates how to change the thickness of the rectangle annotation.

rectangle annotation

The following image illustrates the change in thickness of the selected rectangle annotation.

rectangle annotation

Editing color of the annotation

The color of the selected rectangle annotation will be displayed in the color row in the appearance tab. Selecting the Color would displays the color palette control, choosing a color from the color palette and clicking OK will apply the color to the rectangle annotation.

The following image illustrates how to change the color of the rectangle annotation included.

rectangle annotation

The following image illustrates the change in the color of the included rectangle annotation.

rectangle annotation

Editing opacity of the annotation

The slider displayed in the Appearance tab will allow us to modify the opacity of the selected rectangle annotation. You can also modify the opacity of the selected rectangle annotation by giving numeric value in the opacity text box.

The following image illustrates how to change the opacity of the included rectangle annotation.

rectangle annotation

The following image illustrates the change in the opacity of the included rectangle annotation.

rectangle annotation

General tab

We can add/edit the default Author and Subject to the included rectangle annotation using General tab of the Rectangle Properties window.

The following image illustrates the change in Author and Subject of the included rectangle annotation.

rectangle annotation

Deleting an annotation

Selecting delete option from the context menu which will be displayed by right click on the selected annotation would delete the respective annotation from the PDF document.

The following image illustrates how to delete the included annotation from the PDF document.

rectangle annotation

Circle Annotation

PDF viewer WPF allows the user to include circle annotation into the PDF document and provides options to edit or remove the existing circle annotation in the PDF document.

The following code shows how to switch to circle annotation mode in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.AnnotationMode = PdfDocumentView.PdfViewerAnnotationMode.Circle;
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.AnnotationMode = PdfDocumentView.PdfViewerAnnotationMode.Circle
End Sub

The following image shows the circle annotation being included in the PDF Document.

circle annotation

How to set the color of the circle annotation?

The color of the circle annotation included can be customized at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set default color of the included circle annotation in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.CircleAnnotationSettings.CircleColor = Colors.Blue;
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.CircleAnnotationSettings.CircleColor = Colors.Blue
End Sub

How to set the opacity of the circle annotation?

The opacity of the circle annotation can be customized at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set default opacity value of the included circle annotation in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.CircleAnnotationSettings.Opacity = 0.5f;
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.CircleAnnotationSettings.Opacity = 0.5F
End Sub

How to set the thickness of the circle annotation?

The thickness of the circle annotation can be customized at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set the default thickness of the included circle annotation in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.CircleAnnotationSettings.Thickness = 5;
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.CircleAnnotationSettings.Thickness = 5
End Sub

How to set the author and subject of the circle annotation?

The author and subject fields of the circle annotation can be added for the circle annotation to be added to the PDF document. The following code shows how to set default Author and subject of the included circle annotation in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.CircleAnnotationSettings.Author = "Syncfusion Softwares";
    pdfviewer.CircleAnnotationSettings.Subject = "Circle Annotation";
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.CircleAnnotationSettings.Author = "Syncfusion Softwares"
    pdfviewer.CircleAnnotationSettings.Subject = "Circle Annotation"    
End Sub

Working with included/existing circle annotations

Circle annotation supports adding notes along with it, also it allows editing its color, opacity and thickness. To use these options, select the included/existing circle annotation and click right using mouse, over the selected annotation, a pop up context menu will appear with the following options,

  • Open Pop-up note
  • Properties
  • Delete

Open Pop-up notes

We can add notes to the circle annotation choosing Open Pop-up note option from the context menu. The following image illustrates the notes added to the selected circle annotation. The added notes will be saved along with the PDF document and if there is any existing notes, it will be displayed in here.

circle annotation

Properties

Selecting properties from the context menu will display the Circle Properties window, which would consist of two tabs

  • Appearance
  • General

Appearance tab

The color and opacity of the circle annotation can be edited using Appearance tab of Oval Properties window.

Editing the thickness of the circle annotation

Modifying the value in the NumericUpDown control in the Appearance tab of circle annotation properties window will allow us to modify the thickness of the selected circle annotation.

The following image illustrates how to change the thickness of the circle annotation.

circle annotation

The following image illustrates the change in thickness of the selected circle annotation.

circle annotation

Editing color of the annotation

The color of the selected circle annotation will be displayed in the color row in the appearance tab. Selecting the Color would displays the color palette control, choosing a color from the color palette and clicking OK will apply the color to the circle annotation.

The following image illustrates how to change the color of the circle annotation included.

circle annotation

The following image illustrates the change in the color of the included circle annotation.

circle annotation

Editing opacity of the annotation

The slider displayed in the Appearance tab will allow us to modify the opacity of the selected circle annotation. You can also modify the opacity of the selected circle annotation by giving numeric value in the opacity text box.

The following image illustrates how to change the opacity of the included circle annotation.

circle annotation

The following image illustrates the change in the opacity of the included circle annotation.

circle annotation

General tab

We can add/edit the default Author and Subject to the included circle annotation using General tab of the Oval Properties window.

The following image illustrates the change in Author and Subject of the included circle annotation.

circle annotation

Deleting an annotation

Selecting delete option from the context menu which will be displayed by right click on the selected annotation would delete the respective annotation from the PDF document.

The following image illustrates how to delete the included annotation from the PDF document.

circle annotation

Arrow

PDF Viewer provides an option to include, edit, or remove the arrow in a PDF document.

How to set the stroke color

The stroke color of the arrow can be customized at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set default stroke color of the arrow to be included.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
 PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
 pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
 pdfviewer.ArrowAnnotationSettings.StrokeColor = Colors.Blue; 
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As PdfLoadedDocument = New PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf")
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.ArrowAnnotationSettings.StrokeColor = Colors.Blue
End Sub

How to set the fill color of the arrow

The fill color of the arrow can be customized at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set default fill color of the arrow to be included.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
 PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
 pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
 pdfviewer.ArrowAnnotationSettings.FillColor = Colors.Blue; 
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As PdfLoadedDocument = New PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf")
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.ArrowAnnotationSettings.FillColor = Colors.Blue
End Sub

How to set the opacity of the arrow

The opacity of the arrow can be customized at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set default opacity value for the arrow in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
 PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
 pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
 pdfviewer.ArrowAnnotationSettings.Opacity = 0.5f;
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As PdfLoadedDocument = New PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf")
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.ArrowAnnotationSettings.Opacity = 0.5F
End Sub

How to set the thickness of the arrow

The thickness of the arrow can be customized at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set the default thickness for the arrow in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
 PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
 pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
 pdfviewer.ArrowAnnotationSettings.Thickness = 5; 
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As PdfLoadedDocument = New PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf")
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.ArrowAnnotationSettings.Thickness = 5
End Sub

How to set the begin and end style of the arrow

The begin and end style of the arrow can be customized at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set default begin and end style for the arrow in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e) 
{
 PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
 pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
 pdfviewer.ArrowAnnotationSettings.BeginLineStyle = Syncfusion.Pdf.Interactive.PdfLineEndingStyle.OpenArrow;
 pdfviewer.ArrowAnnotationSettings.EndLineStyle = Syncfusion.Pdf.Interactive.PdfLineEndingStyle.Diamond;
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As PdfLoadedDocument = New PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf")
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.ArrowAnnotationSettings.BeginLineStyle = Syncfusion.Pdf.Interactive.PdfLineEndingStyle.OpenArrow
    pdfviewer.ArrowAnnotationSettings.EndLineStyle = Syncfusion.Pdf.Interactive.PdfLineEndingStyle.Diamond
End Sub

How to set the author and subject of the arrow

The author and subject fields of the arrow can be added at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set default author and subject of the arrow in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
 PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
 pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
 pdfviewer.ArroannotationSettings.Author = "Syncfusion Softwares";
 pdfviewer.ArrowAnnotationSettings.Subject = "Line Annotation";
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As PdfLoadedDocument = New PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf")
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.ArroannotationSettings.Author = "Syncfusion Softwares"
    pdfviewer.ArrowAnnotationSettings.Subject = "Line Annotation"
End Sub

Working with existing arrow shapes

Arrow shape supports adding notes along with it, also it allows editing its color, opacity and thickness. To use these options, select the existing arrow shape and right-click using mouse, over the selected annotation, a pop up context menu will appear with the following options,

  • Open Pop-up note
  • Properties
  • Delete

Open Pop-up notes

You can add notes to the arrow shape by choosing Open Pop-up note option from the context menu. The following image illustrates the notes added to the selected arrow shape. The added notes will be saved along with the PDF document and if there are any existing notes, it will be displayed here.

arrow shape

Properties

Selecting properties from the context menu will display the Properties window that consists of two tabs:

  • Appearance
  • General

Appearance tab

The stroke color, fill color, begin style, end style, opacity and thickness of the arrow shape can be edited using Appearance tab of Properties window.

Editing thickness of the arrow

Modifying the value in the UpDown control in the Appearance tab of properties window will allow us to modify the thickness of the selected arrow shape.

The following image illustrates how to change the thickness of the arrow shape.

arrow shape

The following image illustrates the change in the thickness of the arrow shape.

arrow shape

Editing stroke color of the arrow

The stroke color of the selected arrow will be displayed in the color row in the Appearance tab. Selecting the Color will display the color palette control, choosing a color from the color palette and clicking OK will apply the color to the arrow shape.

The following image illustrates how to change the color of the arrow.

arrow shape

The following image illustrates the change in the color of the arrow.

arrow shape

Editing fill color of the annotation

The fill color of the selected arrow will be displayed in the color row in the appearance tab. Selecting the Fill Color would displays the color palette control, choosing a color from the color palette and clicking OK will apply the fill color to the arrow shape styles.

The following image illustrates how to change the fill color of the arrow shape included.

arrow shape

The following image illustrates the change in the fill color of the included arrow shape.

arrow shape

Editing opacity of the annotation

The slider control displayed in the Appearance tab will allow us to modify the opacity of the selected arrow shape. You can also modify the opacity of the selected arrow shape by giving numeric value in the opacity text box.

The following image illustrates how to change the opacity of the included arrow shape.

arrow shape

The following image illustrates the change in the opacity of the included arrow shape.

arrow shape

Editing begin and end style of the arrow shape

The combo box control displayed in the Appearance tab will allow us to modify the begin and end style of the selected arrow shape.

The following image illustrates how to change the begin style of the included arrow shape.

arrow shape

The following image illustrates how to change the end begin of the included arrow shape.

arrow shape

The following image illustrates the change in the start and end style of the included arrow shape.

arrow shape

General tab

You can add/edit the default Author and Subject to the included arrow shape using General tab of the arrow Properties window.

The following image illustrates the change in Author and Subject of the included arrow shape.

arrow shape

Deleting an annotation

Select the delete option from the context menu, which will be displayed by right-clicking the selected annotation to delete the respective annotation from the PDF document.

The following image illustrates how to delete the included annotation from the PDF document.

arrow shape

Polygon Annotation

PDF Viewer provides an option to include, edit, or remove the polygon annotation in a PDF document.

The following code shows how to switch to polygon annotation mode in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.AnnotationMode = PdfDocumentView.PdfViewerAnnotationMode.Polygon;
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.AnnotationMode = PdfDocumentView.PdfViewerAnnotationMode.Polygon
End Sub

The following image shows the polygon annotation included in the PDF Document.

Polygon Annotation

How to set the stroke color of the polygon annotation

The stroke color of the polygon annotation can be customized at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set default stroke color of the polygon annotation to be included.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.PolygonAnnotationSettings.StrokeColor = Colors.Blue;
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.PolygonAnnotationSettings.StrokeColor = Colors.Blue
End Sub

How to set the fill color of the polygon annotation

The fill color of the polygon annotation can be customized at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set default fill color of the polygon annotation to be included.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.PolygonAnnotationSettings.FillColor = Colors.Gray;
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.PolygonAnnotationSettings.FillColor = Colors.Gray
End Sub

How to set the opacity of the polygon annotation

The opacity of the polygon annotation can be customized at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set default opacity value for the polygon annotation in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.PolygonAnnotationSettings.Opacity = 0.5F;
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.PolygonAnnotationSettings.Opacity = 0.5F
End Sub

How to set the thickness of the polygon annotation

The thickness of the polygon annotation can be customized at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set the default thickness for the polygon annotation in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.PolygonAnnotationSettings.Thickness = 5;
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.PolygonAnnotationSettings.Thickness = 5
End Sub

How to set the author and subject of the polygon annotation

The author and subject fields of the polygon annotation can be added at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set default author and subject of the polygon annotation in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.PolygonAnnotationSettings.Author = "Syncfusion Softwares";
    pdfviewer.PolygonAnnotationSettings.Subject = "Polygon Annotation";  
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.PolygonAnnotationSettings.Author = "Syncfusion Softwares"
    pdfviewer.PolygonAnnotationSettings.Subject = "Polygon Annotation"    
End Sub

Working with existing polygon annotations

Polygon annotation supports adding notes along with it, also it allows editing its color, opacity and thickness. To use these options, select the existing polygon annotation and right-click using mouse, over the selected annotation, a pop up context menu will appear with the following options,

  • Open Pop-up note
  • Properties
  • Delete

Open Pop-up notes

You can add notes to the arrow shape by choosing Open Pop-up note option from the context menu. The following image illustrates the notes added to the selected polygon annotation. The added notes will be saved along with the PDF document and if there are any existing notes, it will be displayed here.

Open popup note

Properties

Selecting properties from the context menu will display the Properties window that consists of two tabs:

  • Appearance
  • General

Appearance tab

The stroke color, fill color, thickness and opacity of the polygon annotation can be edited using Appearance tab of Polygon Properties window.

Editing the thickness of the polygon annotation

Modifying the value in the UpDown control in the Appearance tab of polygon annotation properties window will allow us to modify the thickness of the selected polygon annotation.

The following image illustrates how to change the thickness of the polygon annotation.

Before applying polygon thickness

The following image illustrates the change in thickness of the selected polygon annotation.

After applied polygon thickness

Editing stroke color of the annotation

The stroke color of the selected polygon annotation will be displayed in the color row in the Appearance tab. Selecting the Color will display the color palette control, choosing a color from the color palette and clicking OK will apply the color to the polygon annotation.

The following image illustrates how to change the color of the polygon annotation.

Before applying polygon stroke color

The following image illustrates the change in the color of the polygon annotation.

After applied polygon stroke color

Editing fill color of the annotation

The fill color of the selected polygon annotation will be displayed in the Fill Color row in the Appearance tab. Selecting the Fill Color would displays the color palette control, choosing a color from the color palette and clicking OK will apply the fill color to the polygon annotation.

The following image illustrates how to change the fill color of the polygon annotation.

Before applying polygon fil color

The following image illustrates the change in the fill color of the included polygon annotation.

After applied polygon fill color

Editing opacity of the annotation

The slider control displayed in the Appearance tab will allow us to modify the opacity of the selected polygon annotation. You can also modify the opacity of the selected arrow shape by giving numeric value in the opacity text box.

The following image illustrates how to change the opacity of the polygon annotation.

Before applying polygon opacity

The following image illustrates the change in the opacity of the included polygon annotation.

After applied polygon opacity

General tab

You can add/edit the default Author and Subject to the included polygon annotation using General tab of the Properties window.

The following image illustrates the change in Author and Subject of the polygon annotation.

General Tab

Deleting an annotation

Select the delete option from the context menu, which will be displayed by right-clicking the selected annotation to delete the respective annotation from the PDF document.

The following image illustrates how to delete the included annotation from the PDF document.

Delete polygon annotation

Polyline Annotation

PDF Viewer provides an option to include, edit, or remove the polyline annotation in a PDF document.

The following code shows how to switch to polyline annotation mode in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.AnnotationMode = PdfDocumentView.PdfViewerAnnotationMode.Polyline;
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.AnnotationMode = PdfDocumentView.PdfViewerAnnotationMode.Polyline
End Sub

The following image shows the polyline annotation included in the PDF Document.

polyline annotation

How to set the stroke color of polyline annotation

The stroke color of the polyline annotation can be customized at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set default stroke color of the polyline annotation to be included.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.PolylineAnnotationSettings.StrokeColor = Colors.Blue;
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.PolylineAnnotationSettings.StrokeColor = Colors.Blue
End Sub

How to set the opacity of the polyline annotation

The opacity of the polyline annotation can be customized at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set default opacity value for the polyline annotation in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.PolylineAnnotationSettings.Opacity = 0.5f;
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.PolylineAnnotationSettings.Opacity = 0.5F
End Sub

How to set the thickness of the polyline annotation

The thickness of the polyline annotation can be customized at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set the default thickness of the included polyline annotation in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.PolylineAnnotationSettings.Thickness = 5;
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.PolylineAnnotationSettings.Thickness = 5
End Sub

How to set the author and subject of the polyline annotation

The author and subject fields of the polyline annotation can be added at the time of inclusion itself. The following code shows how to set default author and subject of the polyline annotation in code behind.

private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument("Input.pdf");
    pdfviewer.Load(pdf);
    pdfviewer.PolylineAnnotationSettings.Author = "Syncfusion Softwares";
    pdfviewer.PolylineAnnotationSettings.Subject = "Polygonal Line Annotation";
}
Private Sub Window_Loaded(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim pdf As New PdfLoadedDocument(Input.pdf)
    pdfViewer.Load(pdf)
    pdfviewer.PolylineAnnotationSettings.Author = "Syncfusion Softwares"
    pdfviewer.PolylineAnnotationSettings.Subject = "Polygonal Line Annotation"    
End Sub

Working with existing polyline annotations

Polyline annotation supports adding notes along with it, also it allows editing its color, opacity and thickness. To use these options, select the existing polyline annotation and right-click using mouse, over the selected annotation, a pop up context menu will appear with the following options,

  • Open Pop-up note
  • Properties
  • Delete

Open Pop-up notes

You can add notes to the polyline annotation by choosing Open Pop-up note option from the context menu. The following image illustrates the notes added to the selected polyline annotation. The added notes will be saved along with the PDF document and if there are any existing notes, it will be displayed here.

polyline annotation

Properties

Selecting properties from the context menu will display the polyline properties window, which would consist of two tabs

  • Appearance
  • General

Appearance tab

The color, opacity and thickness of the polyline annotation can be edited using Appearance tab of polyline properties window.

Editing the thickness of the polyline annotation

Modifying the value in the UpDown control in the Appearance tab of polyline annotation properties window will allow us to modify the thickness of the selected polyline annotation.

The following image illustrates how to change the thickness of the polyline annotation.

polyline annotation

The following image illustrates the change in thickness of the selected polyline annotation.

polyline annotation

Editing color of the annotation

The color of the selected polyline annotation will be displayed in the color row in the appearance tab. Selecting the Color would displays the color palette control, choosing a color from the color palette and clicking OK will apply the color to the polyline annotation.

The following image illustrates how to change the color of the polyline annotation included.

polyline annotation

The following image illustrates the change in the color of the included polyline annotation.

polyline annotation

Editing opacity of the annotation

The slider control displayed in the Appearance tab will allow us to modify the opacity of the selected polyline annotation. You can also modify the opacity of the selected polyline annotation by giving numeric value in the opacity text box.

The following image illustrates how to change the opacity of the included polyline annotation.

polyline annotation

The following image illustrates the change in the opacity of the included polyline annotation.

polyline annotation

General tab

We can add/edit the default Author and Subject to the included polyline annotation using General tab of the Polyline Properties window.

The following image illustrates the change in Author and Subject of the included polyline annotation.

polyline annotation

Deleting an annotation

Select the delete option from the context menu, which will be displayed by right-clicking the selected annotation to delete the respective annotation from the PDF document.

The following image illustrates how to delete the included annotation from the PDF document.

polyline annotation

Keyboard shortcuts

The following keyboard shortcuts are available to customize the annotation in the PDF document:

  • Delete key: Deletes the selected annotation from the PDF document.
  • Ctrl + Z: Performs undo functionality for recently performed operations.
  • Ctrl + Y: Performs redo functionality for recently performed operations.

Events

The PdfViewerControl notifies through events, when AnnotationChangedAction such us adding, deleting, select, deselect, moving and resizing made in annotations. It also provides the annotations common information such as page index, bounds and action type performed in respective annotation.

ShapeAnnotationChanged Event

The ShapeAnnotationChanged event occurs when the Action performed in shape annotation. It provides the common information, Type and its annotation properties which are available in Settings through the ShapeAnnotationChangedEventArgs. The user can modify the annotation properties through ‘Settings`.

The following code shows how to write the ShapeAnnotationChanged event in PdfViewerControl

private void PdfViewer_ShapeAnnotationChanged(object sender, ShapeAnnotationChangedEventArgs e)
{
    //COMMON PROPERTIES
    //AnnotationChangedAction to identify action performed for annotation 
    AnnotationChangedAction action = e.Action;

    //To identify which type shape annotation     
    ShapeAnnotationType annotationType = e.Type;

    //Page index in which this shape annotation was modified 
    int pageNumber = e.PageNumber;

    //Shape annotation's previous position and current position 
    RectangleF currentBound = e.NewBounds;
    RectangleF previousBound = e.NewBounds;

    //For Polygon and Polyline annotations collection of points   
    ReadOnlyCollection<System.Windows.Point> points = e.Points;

    ShapeAnnotationSettings settings = e.Settings;

    //SHAPES PROPERTIES which can be get/modify 
    string author = settings.Author;
    string subject = settings.Subject;
    string Text = settings.Text;
    float thickness = settings.Thickness;
    float opacity = settings.Opacity;
}