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Form Field loses formatting when setting value via PdfTextField Options
J. Orlando
Posted: Friday, June 17, 2022 11:42:41 AM
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Joined: 6/17/2022
Posts: 2
Hello,
I'm struggling with a seemingly simple issue. I have a business requirement where I need to set up a PDF with various form Text Fields that are of different colors, background colors, border colors, fonts and orientations. I set this up using FoxIt PhantomPDF and things work great when I fill it out any PDF reader.

However, when I dynamically fill this out using EO.PDF, the form fields have no formatting, but when I manually type into the field and add a character and then click off the field, my formatting applies including font, foreground color, background color, border and orientation.

My code looks something like this:
Code: C#
using (Stream inputStream = new MemoryStream(inputByteArray))
            {
                PdfDocument document = new PdfDocument(inputStream);

                PdfTextField fieldSSN = document.Fields["SSN"] as PdfTextField;
                fieldSSN.IsAppearanceInherited = true;
                fieldSSN.Text = "111-11-1111";

                using (MemoryStream outputStream = new MemoryStream())
                {
                    document.Save(outputStream);
                    outputByteArray = outputStream.ToArray();
                }
            }


I feel like I've tried just about everything.
We have the license for version 19.2.91, and I even tried temporarily upgrading to 22.1.42 with the same results.

Any help would be much appreciated as there is a rapidly approaching deadline and I need to decide soon if I'm going to use this technology or go a different route.

Thanks,
eo_support
Posted: Friday, June 17, 2022 3:43:11 PM
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Joined: 5/27/2007
Posts: 23,374
This appears to be an issue on our side. Can you send us the PDF file in question so that we can take a look here? See here for more information on how to send test file to us:

https://www.essentialobjects.com/forum/test_project.aspx

Thanks!
eo_support
Posted: Friday, June 24, 2022 3:28:59 PM
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Joined: 5/27/2007
Posts: 23,374
Hi,

We have posted a new build that should support this now. Please see your private message for the download location.

Thanks!
J. Orlando
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2022 10:09:28 AM
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Thanks very much for the prompt turnaround!
eo_support
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2022 3:24:30 PM
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Joined: 5/27/2007
Posts: 23,374
Great. Thanks for confirming the fix!


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