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DeleteTag(Stream,int,int) Method


Deletes a tag from a stream, if the file supports tags (TIFF or Exif).

public void DeleteTag( 
   Stream stream, 
   int pageNumber, 
   int id 
Public Overloads Sub DeleteTag( _ 
   ByVal stream As Stream, _ 
   ByVal pageNumber As Integer, _ 
   ByVal id As Integer _ 
- (BOOL)deleteTag:(NSUInteger)tagId  
       fromStream:(LTLeadStream *)stream  
            error:(NSError **)error 
public void deleteTag(ILeadStream stream, int pageNumber, int id) 
void DeleteTag(  
   Stream^ stream, 
   int pageNumber, 
   int id 


A Stream containing the image data of the file from which to delete the tag.

The 1-based index of the page from which the tag will be deleted. Use -1 to delete the tag from the last page. Use 1 to delete the tag from the first page.

The ID of the tag in the TIFF file. The tag IDs are between 0 and 65535.


If you want to delete the tag from a particular IFD in the file, set RasterCodecs.Options.Tiff.Save.UseImageFileDirectoryOffset to true, and set RasterCodecs.Options.Tiff.Save.ImageFileDirectoryOffset to the IFD in question. This method will delete tags only from the main IFDs that make up an image. Some TIFF tags are themselves SubIFDs. You can delete tags from such SubIFDs by using RasterCodecs.Options.Tiff.Save.UseImageFileDirectoryOffset and RasterCodecs.Options.Tiff.Save.ImageFileDirectoryOffset specifying the IFD as above.


  • The Leadtools.Codecs.Cmp.dll codec is used to delete the tag from all the TIFF and Exif files.
  • Do not attempt to use this method to delete tags from inside the TagFound event. If you want to delete tags that you enumerate, use the TagFound event to add the tags to a list. Upon returning from EnumTags, you can delete all the tags from the list.
  • You should be careful when you delete non-custom tags (tags below 32768). If you delete the wrong tag, you might corrupt the TIF file!.

When you add or remove tags, the tags array at the end of the file is re-written. When you modify existing tags, the new tag value is added to the file and the IFD is modified as necessary. In all of these cases, there is no image recompression.


For an example, refer to DeleteTag.


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