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CompareForm(FormRecognitionAttributes,FormRecognitionAttributes,FormProgressCallback) Method

Summary
Returns a FormRecognitionResult object that describes how close the specified Form is to the specified Master Form.
Syntax
C#
VB
C++
Java
  
Public Overloads Function CompareForm( _ 
   ByVal masterAttributes As FormRecognitionAttributes, _ 
   ByVal formAttributes As FormRecognitionAttributes, _ 
   ByVal callback As FormProgressCallback _ 
) As FormRecognitionResult 

Parameters

masterAttributes
The Master Form attribute object.

formAttributes
The Form attribute object.

callback
Status on the progress of the comparison. Set it to null to ignore progress.

Remarks

The Master Form and the Form must have the same number of pages. If they do not, the result will be zero and the reason will be FormRecognitionReason.InvalidNumberOfPages. If the number of pages of the Form is unknown (such as when a scanner is loaded with different forms), use the ComparePage(FormRecognitionAttributes,Int32,FormRecognitionAttributes,Int32) method to compare it with the first page of each Master Form. Then use the GetFormProperties method to get the number of pages in the Master Form. Next, update the Form attribute object with the required pages if needed for processing.

Comparisons should be made between two attribute sets that were generated using the same Default Manager Objects. For example if the Master Form attribute object was generated using the .BarcodeManager and the Form attribute object was generated using the OcrManager, then the Form will not be recognized since the Master Form attributes do not have the text features of the Form.

In order to recognize a Form, the Form attributes must be compared with all Master Forms attributes that represent the different types of form templates. The Form type is the type of the Master Form attribute object that has generated the highest confidence value. If the highest confidence value is very low that means the Form is not one the types of the Master Forms (i.e. the type of this Form is not defined in the Master Forms set)

Example

For a complete example of using form recognition and processing, refer to the FormRecognitionEngine example.

This example compares a Master Form with a Form.

C#
VB
using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.Barcode; 
using Leadtools.Codecs; 
using Leadtools.Forms.Common; 
using Leadtools.Ocr; 
using Leadtools.Forms.Processing; 
using Leadtools.Forms.Recognition; 
using Leadtools.Forms.Recognition.Barcode; 
using Leadtools.Forms.Recognition.Ocr; 
 
///This method compares a Form to a Master Form using all pages. 
FormRecognitionResult CompareForm(FormRecognitionEngine recognitionEngine, 
                                  FormRecognitionAttributes master, 
                                  FormRecognitionAttributes form) 
{ 
   return recognitionEngine.CompareForm(master, form, null); 
} 
Imports Leadtools 
Imports Leadtools.Barcode 
Imports Leadtools.Codecs 
Imports Leadtools.Forms.Common 
Imports Leadtools.Ocr 
Imports Leadtools.Forms.Processing 
Imports Leadtools.Forms.Recognition 
Imports Leadtools.Forms.Recognition.Barcode 
Imports Leadtools.Forms.Recognition.Ocr 
 
'''This method compares a Form to a Master Form using all pages. 
Private Function CompareForm(recognitionEngine As FormRecognitionEngine, master As FormRecognitionAttributes, form As FormRecognitionAttributes) As FormRecognitionResult 
   Return recognitionEngine.CompareForm(master, form, Nothing) 
End Function 
Requirements

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