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PdfDocumentProcessor.GetText(PdfDocumentPosition, PdfDocumentPosition, PdfTextExtractionOptions) Method

Retrieves document content located between the specified document positions with specified extraction options.

Namespace: DevExpress.Pdf

Assembly: DevExpress.Docs.v23.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Document.Processor


public string GetText(
    PdfDocumentPosition startPosition,
    PdfDocumentPosition endPosition,
    PdfTextExtractionOptions options


Name Type Description
startPosition PdfDocumentPosition

The area’s start position.

endPosition PdfDocumentPosition

The area’s end position.

options PdfTextExtractionOptions

A PdfTextExtractionOptions object that contains extraction options.


Type Description

The text obtained from the specified area.


The GetText method uses the page coordinate system. Refer to the following help topic for more details: Coordinate Systems.

If there is no text between the specified positions, this method returns text that is nearest to these positions.

The code sample below retrieves the content located between two positions on the first page:

using (DevExpress.Pdf.PdfDocumentProcessor processor = new DevExpress.Pdf.PdfDocumentProcessor())
    PdfDocumentPosition startPosition = new PdfDocumentPosition(1, new PdfPoint(0, 0));
    PdfDocumentPosition endPosition = new PdfDocumentPosition(1, new PdfPoint(500, 500));

    string pageText = 
    processor.GetText(startPosition, endPosition, new PdfTextExtractionOptions { ClipToCropBox = false });
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