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

PdfGraphicsAcroFormRadioGroupField Class

A radio group field in PDF Graphics API.

Namespace: DevExpress.Pdf

Assembly: DevExpress.Pdf.v21.2.Drawing.dll


public class PdfGraphicsAcroFormRadioGroupField :



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

Create a new PdfGraphicsAcroFormRadioGroupField object, and pass a field name and location as constructor parameters. The field location is calculated in the world coordinate system. You can also call the PdfGraphicsAcroFormField.CreateRadioGroup method to crate a radio group field.

To add a button to the radio group field, call the AddButton method.

Specify Form Field Parameters

The following parameters are available:

Parameter API
Selected item SelectedIndex
Radio button style ButtonStyle
Form field name Name
Tooltip text ToolTip
Appearance settings (background and foreground color, font and border options) Appearance

Add a Form Field as a Graphics Content

To add a radio group field as graphics content, pass a PdfGraphicsAcroFormRadioGroupField object as a parameter to the PdfGraphics.AddFormField method. To access PdfGraphics, reference the DevExpress.Pdf.Drawing.v.21.2 assembly.

Draw a Form Field on a Page

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


This example shows how to use PDF Graphics API to create a radio button group field and add it to a new page.

using DevExpress.Pdf;
using System.Drawing;

static void Main(string[] args)
    using (PdfDocumentProcessor processor = new PdfDocumentProcessor())
        // Create an empty document. 

        // Create graphics and draw a radio button field.
        using (PdfGraphics graphics = processor.CreateGraphics())

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

static void DrawRadioButtonGroupField(PdfGraphics graphics)
    // Create a radio group field.
    PdfGraphicsAcroFormRadioGroupField radioGroup =
         new PdfGraphicsAcroFormRadioGroupField("First Group");

    // Add the first radio button and specify its location.
    radioGroup.AddButton("button1", new RectangleF(0, 0, 20, 20));

    // Add the second radio button.
    radioGroup.AddButton("button2", new RectangleF(0, 20, 20, 20));

    // Specify selected index, style and appearance parameters.  
    radioGroup.SelectedIndex = 1;
    radioGroup.ButtonStyle = PdfAcroFormButtonStyle.Circle;
    radioGroup.Appearance.BackgroundColor = Color.Aqua;
    radioGroup.Appearance.BorderAppearance =
         new PdfGraphicsAcroFormBorderAppearance() 
        Color = Color.Red, 
        Width = 3 

    // Add the field to graphics.

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