Class FreeTextAnnotation

FreeTextAnnotation class

Represents a free text annotation that displays text directly on the page. Unlike an ordinary text annotation, a free text annotation has no open or closed state; instead of being displayed in a pop-up window, the text is always visible.

public sealed class FreeTextAnnotation : MarkupAnnotation


FreeTextAnnotation(Document, DefaultAppearance)Constructor to use with Generator.
FreeTextAnnotation(Page, Rectangle, DefaultAppearance)Creates new FreeText annotation on the specified page.


Actions { get; }Gets list of annotatation actions.
virtual ActiveState { get; set; }Gets or sets current annotation appearance state.
override AnnotationType { get; }Gets type of annotation.
Appearance { get; }Gets appearance dictionary of the annotation.
Border { get; set; }Gets or sets annotation border characteristics. Border
Callout { get; set; }Array of point specifying callout line.
Characteristics { get; }Gets annotation characteristics.
Color { get; set; }Gets or sets annotation color.
Contents { get; set; }Gets or sets annotation text.
CreationDate { get; }Gets date and time when annotation was created.
DefaultAppearance { get; set; }Gets or sets the default appearance string to be used in formatting the text.
DefaultAppearanceObject { get; }Object which represents default appearance of FreeText annotation.
DefaultStyle { get; set; }Gets or sets a default style string.
EndingStyle { get; set; }Gets or sets line ending style for line ending point.
Flags { get; set; }Flags of the annotation.
FullName { get; }Gets full qualified name of the annotation.
virtual Height { get; set; }Gets or sets height of the annotation.
virtual Hyperlink { get; set; }Gets or sets the fragment hyperlink(for pdf generator).
InReplyTo { get; set; }A reference to the annotation that this annotation is “in reply to”. Both annotations must be on the same page of the document.
Intent { get; set; }Gets or sets the intent of the free text annotation.
IsFirstParagraphInColumn { get; set; }Gets or sets a bool value that indicates whether this paragraph will be at next column. Default is false.(for pdf generation)
IsInLineParagraph { get; set; }Gets or sets a paragraph is inline. Default is false.(for pdf generation)
IsInNewPage { get; set; }Gets or sets a bool value that force this paragraph generates at new page. Default is false.(for pdf generation)
IsKeptWithNext { get; set; }Gets or sets a bool value that indicates whether current paragraph remains in the same page along with next paragraph. Default is false.(for pdf generation)
Justification { get; set; }Gets or set a code specifying the form of quadding (justification) to be used in displaying the annotation�s text.
Margin { get; set; }Gets or sets a outer margin for paragraph (for pdf generation)
Modified { get; set; }Gets or sets date and time when annotation was recently modified.
Name { get; set; }Gets or sets annotation name on the page.
Opacity { get; set; }Gets or sets the constant opacity value to be used in painting the annotation.
virtual PageIndex { get; }Gets index of page which contains annotation.
Popup { get; set; }Pop-up annotation for entering or editing the text associated with this annotation.
virtual Rect { get; set; }Gets or sets annotation rectangle.
ReplyType { get; set; }A string specifying the relationship (the “reply type”) between this annotation and one specified by InReplyTo.
RichText { get; set; }Gets or sets a rich text string to be displayed in the pop-up window when the annotation is opened.
Rotate { get; set; }Angle of annotation rotation.
StartingStyle { get; set; }Gets or sets line ending style for line ending point. OThis property is obsolete, please use EndingStyle.
States { get; }Gets appearance dictionary of annotation.
Subject { get; set; }Gets text representing desciption of the object.
TextHorizontalAlignment { get; set; }Gets or sets text alignment for annotation.
TextRectangle { get; set; }Rectangle describing the numerical differences between two rectangles: the Rect entry of the annotation and a rectangle contained within that rectangle. The inner rectangle is where the annotation�s text should be displayed.
TextStyle { get; set; }Gets or sets style of the text in appearance. when text style is changed, text appearance is updated.
Title { get; set; }Gets or sets a text that shall be displayed in title bar of annotation.
virtual VerticalAlignment { get; set; }Gets or sets a vertical alignment of paragraph
virtual Width { get; set; }Gets or sets width of the annotation.
ZIndex { get; set; }Gets or sets a int value that indicates the Z-order of the graph. A graph with larger ZIndex will be placed over the graph with smaller ZIndex. ZIndex can be negative. Graph with negative ZIndex will be placed behind the text in the page.


override Accept(AnnotationSelector)Accepts visitor object to process the annotation.
virtual ChangeAfterResize(Matrix)Update parameters and appearance, according to the matrix transform.
virtual Clone()Clones this instance. Virtual method. Always return null.
virtual Flatten()Places annotation contents directly on the page, annotation object will be removed.
GetRectangle(bool)Returns rectangle of annotation taking into consideration page rotation.

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