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ConvertToPDFA Method

Converts the file associated with this PDFFile object to PDF/A.
public void ConvertToPDFA( 
   string destinationFileName 
public void convertToPDFA( 
   java.lang.String string 
void ConvertToPDFA(  
   String^ destinationFileName 
def ConvertToPDFA(self,destinationFileName): 


Name of the destination PDF file to be created. If the value of this parameter is null, then the filename set in FileName will be updated.


To use this method, associate the PDFFile object with a valid PDF filename and optional password. Do this by either using the PDFFile(string fileName) or PDFFile(string fileName, string password) constructors or set the filename and optional password directly by setting the FileName and Password properties. It is not necessary to call Load before using this method.

This method will use the following properties of the PDFFile object:

  • DocumentProperties. If the value of this property is null, then default properties will be used.

The following properties are not used by this method:

This method allows a quick way to convert a PDF file to PDF/A. To convert a PDF file to any version, use Convert.


This example will convert a PDF file to PDF/A.

using Leadtools.WinForms; 
using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.Codecs; 
using Leadtools.Controls; 
using Leadtools.Drawing; 
using Leadtools.ImageProcessing; 
using Leadtools.Pdf; 
using Leadtools.Svg; 
public void PDFFileConvertToPDFAExample() 
   string sourceFileName = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, @"Leadtools.pdf"); 
   string destinationFileName = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, @"LEAD_pdfa.pdf"); 
   // Show the source file type 
   PDFFileType fileType = PDFFile.GetPDFFileType(sourceFileName, true); 
   Console.WriteLine("Source file is {0}", fileType); 
   PDFFile pdfFile = new PDFFile(sourceFileName); 
   // Show the converted file type, it should be PDF 1.4, and when you open it in 
   // in Adobe Acrobat, it should open as PDF/A 
   fileType = PDFFile.GetPDFFileType(destinationFileName, true); 
   Console.WriteLine("Destination file is {0}", fileType); 
static class LEAD_VARS 
   public const string ImagesDir = @"C:\LEADTOOLS22\Resources\Images"; 

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See Also


PDFFile Class

PDFFile Members

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