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BCL easy PDF Java SDK

Processing PDF Form Fields with Java

Benefits

  • Use Java to Extract, insert, and update data in PDF Forms.

Sample PDF Java Project File

/*
This program demonstrates easyPDF  ability to process pdf form fields.
This program is designed to work best with the supplied pdf file.
This pdf file (Form.pdf) can be found in the same directory as this source code.

Usage: java TestDocument [pdf file]

*/

import com.bcl.easypdf.*;
import com.bcl.easypdf.EasyPDFDocument.*;
import java.io.File;

public class TestDocument
{
	public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception
	{
		if (args.length == 1)
		{
			IFormField myFormField;
			ITextField myTextField;
			IComboField myComboField;

			File inputFile = new File(args[0]);
			String inputFileName = inputFile.getCanonicalPath();

			System.out.println("");
			System.out.println("------------------------------------);
			System.out.println("Document name: " + inputFileName);
			System.out.println("------------------------------------);
			System.out.println("");

			EasyPDF.initialize();

			IPDFDocument doc = new IPDFDocument();

			doc.Open(args[0]);

			//get all form fields from the PDF
			IFormFields formFields = doc.getFormFields();

			int nItems = formFields.getCount();

			for (int i = 0; i < nItems; ++i)
			{
				//get the (i) field
				myFormField = formFields.getItem(new Integer(i));

				if (myFormField.getType() == docFormFieldType.DOC_FRMTYPE_TEXT) {
					myTextField = (ITextField) myFormField;
					//display the value of the text fields
					System.out.println("Field name = " + myTextField.getName());
					System.out.println("getPassword = " + myTextField.getPassword());
					System.out.println("getMaxLen = " + myTextField.getMaxLen());
					System.out.println("getMultiline = " + myTextField.getMultiline());
					System.out.println("getValue = " + myTextField.getValue());
					System.out.println("");

				}else if (myFormField.getType() == docFormFieldType.DOC_FRMTYPE_COMBO ) {
					//display the value of the combo fields
					myComboField = (IComboField) myFormField;
					System.out.println("Field name = " + myComboField.getName());
					System.out.println("Custom value = " + myComboField.getCustomValue());
					System.out.println("Custom value enabled = " + myComboField.getCustomValueEnabled());
					System.out.println("Set custom value enabled");
					myComboField.setCustomValue("-----");
					System.out.println("Custom value = " + myComboField.getCustomValue());
					System.out.println("");

				} else {
					System.out.println("Field name = " + myFormField.getName());
				}
			}
			System.out.println("\n\n");
			
			//get the values in Radio fields
			IRadioField myRadioField;

			System.out.println("---------Gender field info---------------------\n");

			myFormField = formFields.getItem(new String("Gender"));
			System.out.println("Field name = " + myFormField.getName());

			myRadioField = (IRadioField) myFormField;
			System.out.println("Field name = " + myRadioField.getName());
			System.out.println("getNoToggleToOff = " + myRadioField.getNoToggleToOff());
			System.out.println("getRadiosInUnison = " + myRadioField.getRadiosInUnison());
			System.out.println("\n\n");

			System.out.println("---------Music field info----------------------\n");

			myFormField = formFields.getItem(new String("Music"));
			System.out.println("Field name = " + myFormField.getName());
			myRadioField = (IRadioField) myFormField;
			System.out.println("Field name = " + myRadioField.getName());
			System.out.println("getNoToggleToOff = " + myRadioField.getNoToggleToOff());
			System.out.println("getRadiosInUnison = " + myRadioField.getRadiosInUnison());

			EasyPDF.uninitialize();

		} else {
			System.out.println("This example is designed to work with the supplied form.pdf file");
			System.out.println("Usage: java TestDocument .\\form.pdf");
		}
	}
}

 

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