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extractText is missing


i am trying to search text from PDF file. I see some examples on net that uses ExtractText() method. But i m using xamarin.forms and Syncfusion.Pdf.Portable.dll and Syncfusion.DocIO.Portable,dll, i didn't find any method like "ExtractText()";

following is my code and it gives me error that "'Syncfusion.Pdf.PdfLoadedPage' does not contain a definition for 'ExtractText'" is not found.

 string documentText = string.Empty;
            PdfLoadedDocument pdf = new PdfLoadedDocument(stream);

            foreach (PdfLoadedPage page in pdf.Pages)
                documentText += page.ExtractText();

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. 

3 Replies

SM Suresh M Syncfusion Team May 27, 2015 12:54 PM UTC

Hi Sudhir,

Thank you for using Syncfusion products.

At present we do not support “Extracting text from the PDF document in Xamarin”. We have logged a Feature request report for the implementation of the same. We have created a Direct Trac incident under your account for the follow up of the implementation of this feature. Please login to our Direct trac system with the link below.


Please let us know if you need any further assistance.



CW Chad Wessel November 3, 2015 10:52 PM UTC

I am in need of this functionality.  Aside from subscribing to this thread and checking the release notes, is there a way to be notified if/when this is implemented?

Thanks in advance

SS Sathish Sivakumar Syncfusion Team November 4, 2015 01:17 PM UTC

Hi Chad,

At present we do not have a support for “Extracting Text from the PDF Document using Xamarin Forms”. We would like to inform you that we have logged this as a feature request in our database. We will implement this feature in any of our upcoming releases. We usually have an interval of at least three months between releases. The feature implementation would also greatly depend on the factors such as product design, code compatibility and complexity. 

Please log on to our support website to check for further updates:


Sathish Sivakumar

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