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DropImages Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the image elements of the SVG should be dropped during load.
public bool DropImages { get; set; } 
@property (nonatomic, assign) BOOL dropImages; 
public boolean getDropImages() 
public void setDropImages(boolean value) 
property bool DropImages { 
   bool get(); 
   void set (    bool ); 

Property Value

true if image elements of the SVG should be dropped during load, otherwise; false. Default value is false.


Creating an SVG document with text only is desired in certain scenarios. For example, if the application loads SVG document to parse the text values and store them in an external database for text search purposes, then setting the value of DropImages and DropShapes to true while leaving DropText as false will speed up the loading operation and elements not required will be discarded. This is especially useful if the original SVG document contains image elements which may use a lot of memory and disk space.


This example will parse the text found in a PDF document and write it to the console.

using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.Codecs; 
using Leadtools.ImageProcessing; 
using Leadtools.ImageProcessing.Color; 
using Leadtools.Svg; 
public static void CodecsLoadSvgOptionsExample() 
	// The source PDF file 
	string srcFileName = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "Leadtools.pdf"); 
	// SVG sort callback handler 
	SvgSortElementsCallback sortCallback = (callabackDocument, info, userData) => 
	 // Is it text? 
	 SvgTextData textData = info.TextData; 
		if (textData != null) 
		 // Yes, print it to the console 
		 Console.Write(textData.Text + " "); 
		 // See if its end of line 
		 var len = textData.Text.Length; 
			if ((textData.CharacterFlags[len - 1] & SvgTextCharacterFlags.EndOfLine) == SvgTextCharacterFlags.EndOfLine) 
		return true; 
	using (var codecs = new RasterCodecs()) 
		// Set 300 as the default value for loading document files 
		codecs.Options.RasterizeDocument.Load.Resolution = 300; 
		// get the number of pages 
		int pageCount = codecs.GetTotalPages(srcFileName); 
		for (int pageNumber = 1; pageNumber <= pageCount; pageNumber++) 
			// Load this page as SVG, we are interested in the text only so 
			// we will ask LEADTOOLS to skip other elements 
			CodecsLoadSvgOptions loadSvgOptions = new CodecsLoadSvgOptions(); 
			loadSvgOptions.DropText = false; 
			loadSvgOptions.DropImages = true; 
			loadSvgOptions.DropShapes = true; 
			using (SvgDocument svgDocument = codecs.LoadSvg(srcFileName, pageNumber, loadSvgOptions) as SvgDocument) 
				// Sort requires a flat document, so check for that 
				if (!svgDocument.IsFlat) 
				if (!svgDocument.Bounds.IsValid) 
				SvgSortOptions sortOptions = new SvgSortOptions(); 
				sortOptions.ExtractText = SvgExtractText.Word; 
				sortOptions.SortFlags = SvgSortFlags.Default; 
				Console.WriteLine("Text for page {0}", pageNumber); 
				svgDocument.SortElements(sortOptions, sortCallback, null); 
static class LEAD_VARS 
   public const string ImagesDir = @"C:\LEADTOOLS22\Resources\Images"; 

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