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LoadSvg(Stream,int,CodecsLoadSvgOptions) Method

Loads a page from a stream containing image, document or vector file as SVG
Public Overloads Function LoadSvg( _ 
   ByVal stream As Stream, _ 
   ByVal pageNumber As Integer, _ 
   ByVal options As CodecsLoadSvgOptions _ 
) As ISvgDocument 
- (nullable id<ISvgDocument>)loadSvgStream:(LTLeadStream *)stream  
                                   options:(nullable LTCodecsLoadSvgOptions *)options  
                                     error:(NSError **)error 
public ISvgDocument loadSvg( 
   ILeadStream stream,  
   int pageNumber,  
   CodecsLoadSvgOptions options 
ISvgDocument^ LoadSvg(  
   Stream^ stream, 
   int pageNumber, 
   CodecsLoadSvgOptions^ options 


The input stream.

1-based page number to load.

The options used for loading SVG. This can be null.

Return Value

SVG document representation of the page.


Use this method to load a page from any supported image, document or vector file as SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). The following conditions must be met to load a page from a file as SVG:

Condition Description
The file format is SVG

SVG can be loaded as SVG

The file format is document

Any of the document file formats supported by LEADTOOLS such DOCX/DOC, PPTX/PPT, XLSX/XLS, RTF, TXT, AFP, ICA, etc. These formats will set the CodecsDocumentImageInfo.IsDocumentFile property to true when calling GetInformation

The file format is vector

Any of the vector file formats supported by LEADTOOLS such as DXF, DWG, etc. These formats will set the CodecsVectorImageInfo.IsVectorFile property to true when calling GetInformation

The file format is PDF

And the PDF file contains more than pure raster data (for example, not scanned PDF file).

To find out if an input file can be loaded as SVG, use the CanLoadSvg method.

In addition to the usual format filter assembly (Leadtools.Codecs.*), The following additional assemblies may be required to support loading as SVG

Assembly Description

SVG support. Always required


Required if the input document is a vector file


Required if the input document is a PDF file

Usually, the returned ISvgDocument is to be casted to Leadtools.Svg.SvgDocument to continue working with the other SVG features, such as retrieving its data, rendering it to a target or saving it to a separate file.

You must check the result SVG document flatness and perform the necessary operation before continuing.

To determine whether a file or stream can be loaded as SVG, use CanLoadSvg(string fileName) or CanLoadSvg(Stream stream).

To load as SVG from a disk file, use LoadSvg(string fileName, int pageNumber, CodecsLoadSvgOptions options).

To load as SVG asynchronously, use LoadSvgAsync.

For more information, refer to Working With SVG.


This example will check a folder of document and images files for SVG support then loads the first page of each supported file and saves the result SVG.

using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.Codecs; 
using Leadtools.ImageProcessing; 
using Leadtools.ImageProcessing.Color; 
using Leadtools.Svg; 
public static void LoadSvgExample() 
	// input directory 
	string inDir = LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir; 
	// output directory 
	string outDir = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "svgpages"); 
	if (!Directory.Exists(outDir)) 
	using (var codecs = new RasterCodecs()) 
		// Set 300 as the default value for loading document files 
		codecs.Options.RasterizeDocument.Load.Resolution = 300; 
		codecs.ThrowExceptionsOnInvalidImages = false; 
		// Get all the files from input directory 
		foreach (var srcFileName in Directory.EnumerateFiles(inDir)) 
			Console.WriteLine("Checking {0}", srcFileName); 
			using (var info = codecs.GetInformation(srcFileName, false)) 
				// We can load as SVG if its document or vector (skipping SVG files themselves) 
				if (info.Format != RasterImageFormat.Unknown && // valid format 
				   info.Format != RasterImageFormat.Svg && // not svg 
				   (info.Document.IsDocumentFile || // a document 
				   info.Vector.IsVectorFile)) // or vector 
					// try to load the first page as SVG 
						using (SvgDocument svgDocument = codecs.LoadSvg(srcFileName, 1, null) as SvgDocument) 
							// Save it to disk 
							string name = Path.GetFileName(srcFileName).Replace(".", "-"); 
							name = Path.ChangeExtension(name, "svg"); 
							string dstFileName = Path.Combine(outDir, name); 
							Console.WriteLine("Saving to {0}", dstFileName); 
							svgDocument.SaveToFile(dstFileName, null); 
					catch (Exception ex) 
static class LEAD_VARS 
   public const string ImagesDir = @"C:\LEADTOOLS21\Resources\Images"; 

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