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PdfGraphicsAcroFormField Class

A base class for all interactive form fields in PDF Graphics API.

Namespace: DevExpress.Pdf

Assembly: DevExpress.Pdf.v23.2.Drawing.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Pdf.Drawing


public abstract class PdfGraphicsAcroFormField


To access the PdfGraphics class, you need to reference the DevExpress.Pdf.Drawing.v23.2 assembly.


You can use the PdfAcroFormField class to add interactive form fields to a PDF file. Refer to the following article for more information: Interactive Forms in PDF Documents

Create a Form Field

The table below lists available form fields and API used to create each type. All methods and class constructors operate in the world coordinate system.

Form Field Constructor Method
Check Box PdfGraphicsAcroFormCheckBoxField(String, RectangleF)
Combo Box PdfGraphicsAcroFormComboBoxField(String, RectangleF) PdfGraphicsAcroFormField.CreateComboBox
List Box PdfGraphicsAcroFormListBoxField(String, RectangleF) PdfGraphicsAcroFormField.CreateListBox
Radio Group PdfGraphicsAcroFormRadioGroupField(String) PdfGraphicsAcroFormField.CreateRadioGroup
Signature PdfGraphicsAcroFormSignatureField(String, RectangleF) PdfGraphicsAcroFormField.CreateSignature
Text Box PdfGraphicsAcroFormTextBoxField(String, RectangleF) PdfGraphicsAcroFormField.CreateTextBox

Add a Form Field as a Graphics Content

Call the PdfGraphics.AddFormField or PdfDocumentProcessor.AddFormFields method to add a form field as a graphics content.

Draw a Form Field on a Page

To add an interactive field to a page, call one of the following methods:


This example shows how to use PDF Graphics API to add interactive form fields – text box and radio button group.

View Example

using DevExpress.Pdf;
using System.Drawing;

using (var processor = new PdfDocumentProcessor()) {
    // Create an empty document.

    // Create graphics and draw form fields.
    using (PdfGraphics graphics = processor.CreateGraphics()) {

        // Render a page with graphics.
        processor.RenderNewPage(PdfPaperSize.Letter, graphics);

static void DrawFormFields(PdfGraphics graphics){
    // Create a text box field and specify its location on the page.
    var textBox =
         new PdfGraphicsAcroFormTextBoxField("text box", new RectangleF(30, 10, 200, 30));

    // Specify text and appearance parameters.
    textBox.Text = "Text Box";
    textBox.Appearance.FontSize = 12;
    textBox.Appearance.BackgroundColor = Color.AliceBlue;

    // Add the text box field to graphics.

    // Create a radio group field.
    var radioGroup =
         new PdfGraphicsAcroFormRadioGroupField("First Group");

    // Add the first radio button to the group and specify its location.
    radioGroup.AddButton("button1", new RectangleF(30, 60, 20, 20));

    // Add the second radio button to the group.
    radioGroup.AddButton("button2", new RectangleF(30, 90, 20, 20));

    // Specify radio group selected index
    radioGroup.SelectedIndex = 0;

    // Specify appearance options:
    radioGroup.Appearance.BorderAppearance =
         new PdfGraphicsAcroFormBorderAppearance()
            Color = Color.Red,
            Width = 3

    // Add the radio group field to graphics.
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