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How to export PDF document as metafile and save as EMF?

The PDF viewer for WF allows the user to export pages of the PDF document as Metafile, which is a vector format which does not lose quality when zooming.

Directly saving the Metafile image to disk with *.emf extension will save the resultant in scalar format which would result in quality loss. Here in the KB we have explained the way to save the metafile in *.emf format, which does not lead to quality loss.

 

private PdfViewerControl viewer = new PdfViewerControl();

viewer.Load("../../Data/HTTP Succinctly.pdf");

Metafile[] images ;

 

            if (allpageBtn.Checked)

            {

                images = this.viewer.ExportAsMetafile(0, viewer.PageCount - 1);

            }

            else

            {

                images = this.viewer.ExportAsMetafile((int)fromPage.Value - 1, (int)toPage.Value - 1);

            }

 

            foreach (Metafile image in images)

            {

             

                //Create new MemoryStream

                System.IO.MemoryStream metafileStream = new System.IO.MemoryStream();

                System.Drawing.Graphics OffScreenDC = System.Drawing.Graphics.FromHwndInternal(IntPtr.Zero);

                System.Drawing.Imaging.Metafile wrappedMetaFile = new System.Drawing.Imaging.Metafile(metafileStream, OffScreenDC.GetHdc(), System.Drawing.Imaging.EmfType.EmfOnly);

 

                //Draw image

                System.Drawing.Graphics g = System.Drawing.Graphics.FromImage(wrappedMetaFile);

                g.DrawImage(image, 0, 0);

                g.Dispose();

 

                //Write to file

                System.IO.FileStream wfile = new System.IO.FileStream("../../Output/Output" + Guid.NewGuid().ToString() + ".emf", System.IO.FileMode.Create);

                metafileStream.WriteTo(wfile);

                wfile.Close();

                OffScreenDC.ReleaseHdc();

            }

 

Please find the sample from below link:

http://www.syncfusion.com/downloads/support/directtrac/general/ze/ExportAsMetafileSample698644188



Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
9243 09/04/2018 09/20/2018 Windows Forms PdfViewer
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