.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Standard 2.0+

PdfDocumentProcessor.FindText(String, PdfTextSearchParameters) Method

Searches for the specified text in the current document with the applied parameters.

Namespace: DevExpress.Pdf

Assembly: DevExpress.Docs.v21.1.dll


public PdfTextSearchResults FindText(
    string text,
    PdfTextSearchParameters parameters


Name Type Description
text String

A String value, specifying the text to find in the PDF.

parameters PdfTextSearchParameters

A PdfTextSearchParameters object.


Type Description

A PdfTextSearchResults object.


The overloaded FindText method uses the page coordinate system. Refer to the Coordinate Systems topic for more information.

This example shows how to create a bookmark with a destination corresponding to the found text in a document.

using System.Collections.Generic;
using DevExpress.Pdf;

namespace Destination {
    class Program {

        static void Main(string[] args) {
            // Create a PDF document processor.
            using (PdfDocumentProcessor documentProcessor = new PdfDocumentProcessor()) {

                // Define search words.
                string[] words = { "DX-B5000", "DX-RX800" };

                // Load a PDF document.

                // Specify the search parameters.
                PdfTextSearchParameters searchParameters = new PdfTextSearchParameters();
                searchParameters.CaseSensitive = true;
                searchParameters.WholeWords = true;

                // Get bookmark list.
                IList<PdfBookmark> bookmarks = documentProcessor.Document.Bookmarks;
                foreach (string word in words) {
                    // Get the search results from the FindText method called with search text and search parameters.
                    PdfTextSearchResults results = documentProcessor.FindText(word, searchParameters);

                    // If the desired text is found, create a destination that corresponds to the found text
                    // to be displayed at the upper corner of the window.
                    if (results.Status == PdfTextSearchStatus.Found) {
                        PdfXYZDestination destination = new PdfXYZDestination(results.Page, 0, results.Rectangles[0].Top, null);

                        // Create a bookmark with the search word shown as title and the destination.
                        PdfBookmark bookmark = new PdfBookmark() { Title = word, Destination = destination };

                        // Add the bookmark to the bookmark list.
                // Save the modified document.
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