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Distill Method

Converts (distills) the Postscript file associated with this PDFFile object to PDF.
Public Sub Distill( _ 
   ByVal distillerOptions As PDFDistillerOptions, _ 
   ByVal destinationFileName As String _ 
public void distill( 
   PDFDistillerOptions distillerOptions, 
   java.lang.String destinationFileName 


The options to use when creating the PDF file. Cannot be null .

Name of the destination PDF file to be created. Cannot be null.


To use this method, associate this PDFFile object with a valid Postscript file. You can achieve this by either using the PDFFile(string fileName) constructors or set the filename and directly into the FileName property. Note: Since the file is Postscript, do not call Load before using this method.

This method will use the following properties of this PDFFile object to create the destination PDF file:

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

  • SecurityOptions. If the value of this property is not null, then the destination file will be encrypted using the properties of this property. If the value of this property is null, the resulting file will not be encrypted.

  • CompatibilityLevel. The PDF version of the generated file.


This example will create (distill) a PDF file from a Postscript file.

using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.Codecs; 
using Leadtools.Controls; 
using Leadtools.Drawing; 
using Leadtools.ImageProcessing; 
using Leadtools.Pdf; 
using Leadtools.Svg; 
using Leadtools.WinForms; 
public void PDFFileDistillExample() 
   string sourceFileName = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, @"LEAD.ps"); 
   string destinationFileName = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, @"LEAD_ps.pdf"); 
   // Set the source PS file 
   PDFFile file = new PDFFile(sourceFileName); 
   // Setup the distill options, eBook optimized 
   PDFDistillerOptions options = new PDFDistillerOptions(); 
   options.AutoRotatePageMode = PDFDistillerAutoRotatePageMode.PageByPage; 
   options.OutputMode = PDFDistillerOutputMode.EBookOptimized; 
   file.Distill(options, destinationFileName); 
static class LEAD_VARS 
   public const string ImagesDir = @"C:\LEADTOOLS21\Resources\Images"; 
Imports Leadtools 
Imports Leadtools.Codecs 
Imports Leadtools.Pdf 
Imports Leadtools.WinForms 
Imports Leadtools.Svg 
Imports Leadtools.ImageProcessing 
Public Sub PDFFileDistillExample() 
   Dim sourceFileName As String = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "LEAD.ps") 
   Dim destinationFileName As String = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "LEAD_ps.pdf") 
   ' Set the source PS file 
   Dim file As PDFFile = New PDFFile(sourceFileName) 
   ' Setup the distill options, eBook optimized 
   Dim options As PDFDistillerOptions = New PDFDistillerOptions() 
   options.AutoRotatePageMode = PDFDistillerAutoRotatePageMode.PageByPage 
   options.OutputMode = PDFDistillerOutputMode.EBookOptimized 
   file.Distill(options, destinationFileName) 
End Sub 
Public NotInheritable Class LEAD_VARS 
   Public Const ImagesDir As String = "C:\LEADTOOLS21\Resources\Images" 
End Class 

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See Also


PDFFile Class

PDFFile Members

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