preferredItemType Property

Summary

The preferred mode to use when viewing the image data of the pages.

Syntax
TypeScript
JavaScript
Object.defineProperty(DocumentViewerView.prototype, 'preferredItemType', 
	get: function(), 
	set: function(value) 
) 
preferredItemType: DocumentViewerItemType; 

Property Value

The preferred mode to use when viewing the image of a page. The default value is DocumentViewerItemType.Image.

Remarks

ImageViewer supports using raster or SVG images.

When DocumentViewerItemType.Image is set, the document viewer will use DocumentPage.GetImage to get the image data of a page and use it for viewing. This is supported by all document types.

When DocumentViewerItemType.Svg is set, the document viewer will check IsSvgViewingPreferred the property of the current LEADDocument set. If SVG is supported, then it uses DocumentPage.GetSvg to get the SVG data of a page and uses it for viewing. This is supported by all document formats but not by most raster file formats.

Use the PreferredItemType property to set which preferred mode to use. For example, if you set it as DocumentViewerItemType.Image, then raster images will always be used. If you set it to DocumentViewerItemType.Svg, then SVG documents are used if supported; otherwise, raster images are used.

The ItemType property returns the actual value currently being used, based on the document type.

Example

In this example, clicking the example button will add a new button to toggle between the SVG and Raster viewing options.

ViewItemType.ts
ViewerInitializer.ts
ViewItemType.js
ViewerInitializer.js
ViewItemType.html
examples.css
import { ViewerInitializer } from "../utilities/ViewerInitializer"; 
 
export class ViewItemTypeTSExample { 
   public run = () => { 
      new ViewerInitializer(this.createToggleView); 
   } 
 
   createToggleView = (documentViewer: lt.Document.Viewer.DocumentViewer) => { 
      const output = document.getElementById('output'); 
 
      // Add a button to switch between item view types 
      const button = document.createElement('button'); 
      output.appendChild(button); 
      button.innerHTML = 'Toggle View'; 
      button.onclick = () => { 
         // When we set the preferred, ItemType gets updated accordingly with 
         // the actual value supported by the document format 
         // Formats such as PDF and DOCX support both 
         // Formats such as TIF and JPEG support only raster 
         // Switch between SVG and Raster image viewer 
 
         const view = documentViewer.view; 
         if(view.preferredItemType === lt.Document.Viewer.DocumentViewerItemType.svg) 
            view.preferredItemType = lt.Document.Viewer.DocumentViewerItemType.image; 
         else 
            view.preferredItemType = lt.Document.Viewer.DocumentViewerItemType.svg; 
      } 
   } 
} 
export class ViewerInitializer { 
   private callback: (viewer: lt.Document.Viewer.DocumentViewer) => void = null; 
 
   constructor(callback?: (viewer: lt.Document.Viewer.DocumentViewer) => void) { 
      this.callback = callback; 
      this.init(); 
   } 
 
   public static showServiceError = (jqXHR, statusText, errorThrown) => { 
      alert('Error returned from service. See the console for details.') 
      const serviceError = lt.Document.ServiceError.parseError(jqXHR, statusText, errorThrown); 
      console.error(serviceError); 
   } 
 
   private init = () => { 
      this.initFactory(); 
      this.testConnection(); 
   } 
 
   private initFactory = () => { 
      lt.RasterSupport.setLicenseUri('https://demo.leadtools.com/licenses/v200/LEADTOOLSEVAL.txt', 'EVAL', null); 
 
      // To communicate with the DocumentsService, it must be running! 
      // Change these parameters to match the path to the service. 
      lt.Document.DocumentFactory.serviceHost = 'http://localhost:40000'; 
      lt.Document.DocumentFactory.servicePath = ''; 
      lt.Document.DocumentFactory.serviceApiPath = 'api'; 
   } 
 
   private testConnection = () => { 
      const serviceStatus = document.getElementById('serviceStatus'); 
      serviceStatus.innerHTML = 'Connecting to service: ' + lt.Document.DocumentFactory.serviceUri; 
 
      lt.Document.DocumentFactory.verifyService() 
         .done((serviceData) => { 
            serviceStatus.innerHTML = 'Service connection verified!'; 
            this.createDocumentViewer(); 
         }) 
         .fail((jqXHR, statusText, errorThrown) => { 
            serviceStatus.innerHTML = 'Service connection unavailable.'; 
            ViewerInitializer.showServiceError(jqXHR, statusText, errorThrown); 
         }); 
   } 
 
   private createDocumentViewer = () => { 
      // Initialize the user interface 
      const interactiveSelect = document.getElementById('interactiveSelect'); 
 
      const panZoomOption = document.createElement('option'); 
      panZoomOption.innerHTML = 'Pan / Zoom'; 
      panZoomOption.value = lt.Document.Viewer.DocumentViewerCommands.interactivePanZoom; 
      interactiveSelect.appendChild(panZoomOption); 
 
      const textOption = document.createElement('option'); 
      textOption.value = lt.Document.Viewer.DocumentViewerCommands.interactiveSelectText; 
      textOption.innerHTML = 'Select Text'; 
      interactiveSelect.appendChild(textOption); 
 
      let documentViewer: lt.Document.Viewer.DocumentViewer = null; 
      interactiveSelect.onchange = (e) => documentViewer.commands.run((e.target as HTMLSelectElement).value, null); 
 
      const annotationsSelect = document.getElementById('annotationsSelect'); 
 
      const annSelectOption = document.createElement('option'); 
      annSelectOption.innerHTML = 'Select Annotation'; 
      annSelectOption.value = lt.Annotations.Engine.AnnObject.selectObjectId.toString(); 
      annotationsSelect.appendChild(annSelectOption); 
 
      const annLineOption = document.createElement('option'); 
      annLineOption.innerHTML = 'Line Object'; 
      annLineOption.value = lt.Annotations.Engine.AnnObject.lineObjectId.toString(); 
      annotationsSelect.appendChild(annLineOption); 
 
      const annRectOption = document.createElement('option'); 
      annRectOption.innerHTML = 'Rectangle Object'; 
      annRectOption.value = lt.Annotations.Engine.AnnObject.rectangleObjectId.toString(); 
      annotationsSelect.appendChild(annRectOption); 
      annotationsSelect.onchange = (e) => { 
         const value = +(e.currentTarget as HTMLSelectElement).value; 
         documentViewer.annotations.automationManager.currentObjectId = value; 
      } 
 
      // Init the document viewer, pass along the panels 
      const createOptions = new lt.Document.Viewer.DocumentViewerCreateOptions(); 
      // We are not going to use elements mode in this example 
      createOptions.viewCreateOptions.useElements = false; 
      createOptions.thumbnailsCreateOptions.useElements = false; 
 
      // The middle panel for the view 
      createOptions.viewContainer = document.getElementById('viewer'); 
      // The left panel for the thumbnails 
      createOptions.thumbnailsContainer = document.getElementById('thumbnails'); 
      // The right panel is for bookmarks 
      createOptions.bookmarksContainer = document.getElementById('bookmarks'); 
      createOptions.useAnnotations = true; 
 
      // Create the document viewer 
      documentViewer = lt.Document.Viewer.DocumentViewerFactory.createDocumentViewer(createOptions); 
 
      // We prefer SVG viewing 
      documentViewer.view.preferredItemType = lt.Document.Viewer.DocumentViewerItemType.svg; 
 
      // Create html5 rendering engine 
      documentViewer.annotations.automationManager.renderingEngine = new lt.Annotations.Rendering.AnnHtml5RenderingEngine(); 
      // Initialize documentViewer annotations 
      documentViewer.annotations.initialize(); 
 
      documentViewer.annotations.automationManager.currentObjectIdChanged.add(function (sender, e) { 
         // When done drawing, the manager will return to the select object; so we need force the annotationsSelect element to return to the select object option 
         (annotationsSelect as HTMLSelectElement).value = sender.currentObjectId; 
      }); 
 
      this.loadDefaultDoc(documentViewer, interactiveSelect as HTMLSelectElement) 
   } 
 
   private loadDefaultDoc = (viewer: lt.Document.Viewer.DocumentViewer, interactiveSelect: HTMLSelectElement) => { 
      // Load a PDF document 
      const url = 'https://demo.leadtools.com/images/pdf/leadtools.pdf'; 
      lt.Document.DocumentFactory.loadFromUri(url, null) 
         .done((doc: lt.Document.LEADDocument) => { 
            const ready = () => { 
               viewer.setDocument(doc); 
               const panZoom = lt.Document.Viewer.DocumentViewerCommands.interactivePanZoom; 
               interactiveSelect.value = panZoom; 
               viewer.commands.run(panZoom, null); 
               if(this.callback) 
                  this.callback(viewer); 
            } 
 
            if (doc.isStructureSupported && !doc.structure.isParsed) 
               doc.structure.parse() 
                  .done(ready) 
                  .fail(ViewerInitializer.showServiceError); 
            else 
               ready(); 
         }) 
         .fail(ViewerInitializer.showServiceError); 
   } 
} 
import { ViewerInitializer } from "../utilities/ViewerInitializer"; 
 
export class ViewItemTypeJSExample { 
   constructor(){} 
 
   run(){ 
      new ViewerInitializer(this.createToggleView); 
   } 
 
   createToggleView = (documentViewer) => { 
      const output = document.getElementById('output'); 
 
      // Add a button to switch between item view types 
      const button = document.createElement('button'); 
      output.appendChild(button); 
      button.innerHTML = 'Toggle View'; 
      button.onclick = () => { 
         // When we set the preferred, ItemType gets updated accordingly with 
         // the actual value supported by the document format 
         // Formats such as PDF and DOCX support both 
         // Formats such as TIF and JPEG support only raster 
         // Switch between SVG and Raster image viewer 
 
         const view = documentViewer.view; 
         if(view.preferredItemType === lt.Document.Viewer.DocumentViewerItemType.svg) 
            view.preferredItemType = lt.Document.Viewer.DocumentViewerItemType.image; 
         else 
            view.preferredItemType = lt.Document.Viewer.DocumentViewerItemType.svg; 
      } 
   } 
} 
export class ViewerInitializer { 
   constructor(callback) { 
      this.callback = callback; 
      this.init(); 
   } 
 
   static showServiceError = (jqXHR, statusText, errorThrown) => { 
      alert("Error returned from service. See the console for details.") 
      const serviceError = lt.Document.ServiceError.parseError(jqXHR, statusText, errorThrown); 
      console.error(serviceError); 
   } 
 
   init = () => { 
      this.initFactory(); 
      this.testConnection(); 
   } 
 
   initFactory = () => { 
      lt.RasterSupport.setLicenseUri("https://demo.leadtools.com/licenses/v200/LEADTOOLSEVAL.txt", "EVAL", null); 
 
      // To communicate with the DocumentsService, it must be running! 
      // Change these parameters to match the path to the service. 
      lt.Document.DocumentFactory.serviceHost = "http://localhost:40000"; 
      lt.Document.DocumentFactory.servicePath = ""; 
      lt.Document.DocumentFactory.serviceApiPath = "api"; 
   } 
 
   testConnection = () => { 
      const serviceStatus = document.getElementById("serviceStatus"); 
      serviceStatus.innerHTML = "Connecting to service: " + lt.Document.DocumentFactory.serviceUri; 
 
      lt.Document.DocumentFactory.verifyService() 
         .done((serviceData) => { 
            serviceStatus.innerHTML = "Service connection verified!"; 
            this.createDocumentViewer(); 
         }) 
         .fail((jqXHR, statusText, errorThrown) => { 
            serviceStatus.innerHTML = "Service connection unavailable."; 
            ViewerInitializer.showServiceError(jqXHR, statusText, errorThrown); 
         }); 
   } 
 
   createDocumentViewer = () => { 
      // Initialize the user interface 
      const interactiveSelect = document.getElementById("interactiveSelect"); 
 
      const panZoomOption = document.createElement("option"); 
      panZoomOption.innerHTML = "Pan / Zoom"; 
      panZoomOption.value = lt.Document.Viewer.DocumentViewerCommands.interactivePanZoom; 
      interactiveSelect.appendChild(panZoomOption); 
 
      const textOption = document.createElement("option"); 
      textOption.value = lt.Document.Viewer.DocumentViewerCommands.interactiveSelectText; 
      textOption.innerHTML = "Select Text"; 
      interactiveSelect.appendChild(textOption); 
 
      let documentViewer = null; 
      interactiveSelect.onchange = (e) => documentViewer.commands.run(e.target.value, null); 
 
      const annotationsSelect = document.getElementById("annotationsSelect"); 
 
      const annSelectOption = document.createElement("option"); 
      annSelectOption.innerHTML = "Select Annotation"; 
      annSelectOption.value = lt.Annotations.Engine.AnnObject.selectObjectId.toString(); 
      annotationsSelect.appendChild(annSelectOption); 
 
      const annLineOption = document.createElement("option"); 
      annLineOption.innerHTML = "Line Object"; 
      annLineOption.value = lt.Annotations.Engine.AnnObject.lineObjectId.toString(); 
      annotationsSelect.appendChild(annLineOption); 
 
      const annRectOption = document.createElement("option"); 
      annRectOption.innerHTML = "Rectangle Object"; 
      annRectOption.value = lt.Annotations.Engine.AnnObject.rectangleObjectId.toString(); 
      annotationsSelect.appendChild(annRectOption); 
      annotationsSelect.onchange = (e) => { 
         const value = +e.currentTarget.value; 
         documentViewer.annotations.automationManager.currentObjectId = value; 
      } 
 
      // Init the document viewer, pass along the panels 
      const createOptions = new lt.Document.Viewer.DocumentViewerCreateOptions(); 
      // We are not going to use elements mode in this example 
      createOptions.viewCreateOptions.useElements = false; 
      createOptions.thumbnailsCreateOptions.useElements = false; 
 
      // The middle panel for the view 
      createOptions.viewContainer = document.getElementById("viewer"); 
      // The left panel for the thumbnails 
      createOptions.thumbnailsContainer = document.getElementById("thumbnails"); 
      // The right panel is for bookmarks 
      createOptions.bookmarksContainer = document.getElementById("bookmarks"); 
      createOptions.useAnnotations = true; 
 
      // Create the document viewer 
      documentViewer = lt.Document.Viewer.DocumentViewerFactory.createDocumentViewer(createOptions); 
 
      // We prefer SVG viewing 
      documentViewer.view.preferredItemType = lt.Document.Viewer.DocumentViewerItemType.svg; 
 
      // Create html5 rendering engine 
      documentViewer.annotations.automationManager.renderingEngine = new lt.Annotations.Rendering.AnnHtml5RenderingEngine(); 
      // Initialize documentViewer annotations 
      documentViewer.annotations.initialize(); 
 
      documentViewer.annotations.automationManager.currentObjectIdChanged.add(function (sender, e) { 
         // When done drawing, the manager will return to the select object; so we need force the annotationsSelect element to return to the select object option 
         annotationsSelect.value = sender.currentObjectId; 
      }); 
 
      this.loadDefaultDoc(documentViewer, interactiveSelect) 
   } 
 
   loadDefaultDoc = (viewer, interactiveSelect) => { 
      // Load a PDF document 
      const url = "https://demo.leadtools.com/images/pdf/leadtools.pdf"; 
      lt.Document.DocumentFactory.loadFromUri(url, null) 
         .done((doc) => { 
            const ready = () => { 
               viewer.setDocument(doc); 
               const panZoom = lt.Document.Viewer.DocumentViewerCommands.interactivePanZoom; 
               interactiveSelect.value = panZoom; 
               viewer.commands.run(panZoom, null); 
               if(this.callback) 
                  this.callback(viewer); 
            } 
 
            if (doc.isStructureSupported && !doc.structure.isParsed) 
               doc.structure.parse() 
                  .done(ready) 
                  .fail(ViewerInitializer.showServiceError); 
            else 
               ready(); 
         }) 
         .fail(ViewerInitializer.showServiceError); 
   } 
} 
<!doctype html> 
<html lang="en"> 
<title>DocViewer Example | DocumentViewer</title> 
 
<head> 
   <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-2.2.4.min.js" 
      integrity="sha256-BbhdlvQf/xTY9gja0Dq3HiwQF8LaCRTXxZKRutelT44=" crossorigin="anonymous"></script> 
 
   <script src="../LT/Leadtools.js"></script> 
   <script src="../LT/Leadtools.Controls.js"></script> 
   <script src="../LT/Leadtools.Annotations.Engine.js"></script> 
   <script src="../LT/Leadtools.Annotations.Designers.js"></script> 
   <script src="../LT/Leadtools.Annotations.Rendering.Javascript.js"></script> 
   <script src="../LT/Leadtools.Annotations.Automation.js"></script> 
   <script src="../LT/Leadtools.ImageProcessing.Main.js"></script> 
   <script src="../LT/Leadtools.ImageProcessing.Color.js"></script> 
   <script src="../LT/Leadtools.ImageProcessing.Core.js"></script> 
   <script src="../LT/Leadtools.ImageProcessing.Effects.js"></script> 
   <script src="../LT/Leadtools.Document.js"></script> 
   <script src="../LT/Leadtools.Document.Viewer.js"></script> 
   <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../css/examples.css"> 
 
   <!-- All demo files are bundled and appended to the window --> 
   <script src="../bundle.js" type="text/javascript"></script> 
</head> 
 
 
<body> 
   <div class="container"> 
      <div class="toolbar"> 
         <div class="vcenter push-right"> 
            <button type="button" id="exampleButton">Run Example</button> 
         </div> 
         <div class="vcenter push-right"> 
            <label for="interactiveSelect">Interactive mode:</label> 
            <select id="interactiveSelect"></select> 
         </div> 
         <div class="vcenter push-right"> 
            <label for="annotationsSelect">Annotations objects:</label> 
            <select id="annotationsSelect"></select> 
         </div> 
         <div id="output" class="vcenter push-right"></div> 
         <div id="serviceStatus" class="vcenter push-right"></div> 
      </div> 
      <div class="docContainer"> 
         <div class="sidepanel" id="thumbnails"></div> 
         <div class="centerpanel" id="viewer"></div> 
         <div class="sidepanel" id="bookmarks"></div> 
      </div> 
   </div> 
</body> 
<script> 
   window.onload = () => { 
      const button = document.getElementById('exampleButton'); 
      button.onclick = () => { 
         const example = new window.examples.ViewItemTypeExample(); 
         example.run(); 
      } 
   }; 
</script> 
 
</html> 
 /* 
   Remove default body styling. 
   Set the body to flex as a column; 
*/ 
body { 
   margin: 0; 
   display: flex; 
   flex-direction: column; 
} 
 
.container { 
   margin: 10px; 
   width: calc(100% - 20px); 
   height: calc(100vh - 20px); 
} 
 
.toolbar { 
   height: 5%; 
   width: 100%; 
   border-bottom: 2px solid #333; 
   flex-direction: row; 
   display: flex; 
} 
#bookmarks{ 
   overflow: hidden; 
} 
 
.vcenter { 
   margin-top: auto; 
   margin-bottom: auto; 
} 
 
.hcenter{ 
   margin-left: auto; 
   margin-right: auto; 
} 
 
.push-right{ 
   margin-left: 10px; 
} 
 
.docContainer{ 
   height: 95%; 
   width: 100%; 
   display: flex; 
   flex-direction: row; 
} 
 
.sidepanel{ 
   width: 15%; 
   height: 100%; 
} 
 
.centerpanel{ 
   width:100%; 
   height:100%; 
} 
 
 /* Styles for Elements Mode. */ 
 .lt-item, .lt-image-border { 
   /* Box Shadow (view, item, image border) */ 
   box-shadow: #333 2px 2px 5px 1px; 
 } 
 .lt-view,.lt-thumb-item { 
   /* View */ 
   margin: 5px; 
   padding: 5px; 
 } 
 .lt-item { 
   /* Item */ 
   border: 2px solid #6ecaab; 
   background-color: #b2decf; 
   padding: 10px; 
 } 
 .lt-image-border { 
   /* Image Border */ 
   border: 3px solid #444; 
   background-color: white; 
 } 
 .lt-thumb-item { 
   /* Thumbnail Item */ 
   border: 2px solid #6ecaab; 
   background-color: #b2decf; 
 } 
 .lt-thumb-item.lt-thumb-item-selected { 
   /* Selected Thumbnail Item */ 
   border: 2px solid #59b2ba; 
   background-color: #8ce1e1; 
 } 
 .lt-thumb-item-hovered { 
   /* Hovered Thumbnail Item */ 
   border: 2px solid #52b996; 
   background-color: #87c7b1; 
 } 
 .small-modal { 
   max-width: 200px; 
   width: 200px; 
 } 

Requirements

Target Platforms

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