DmlEffectsRenderingMode enumeration

Specifies how DrawingML effects are rendered to fixed page formats.

public enum DmlEffectsRenderingMode


Name Value Description
Simplified 0 Rendering of DrawingML effects are simplified.
None 1 No DrawingML effects are rendered.
Fine 2 DrawingML effects are rendered in fine mode which involves advanced processing. In this mode rendering of effects gives better results but at a higher performance cost than Simplified mode.


Shows how to configure the rendering quality of DrawingML effects in a document as we save it to PDF.

Document doc = new Document(MyDir + "DrawingML shape effects.docx");

// Create a "PdfSaveOptions" object that we can pass to the document's "Save" method
// to modify how that method converts the document to .PDF.
PdfSaveOptions options = new PdfSaveOptions();

// Set the "DmlEffectsRenderingMode" property to "DmlEffectsRenderingMode.None" to discard all DrawingML effects.
// Set the "DmlEffectsRenderingMode" property to "DmlEffectsRenderingMode.Simplified"
// to render a simplified version of DrawingML effects.
// Set the "DmlEffectsRenderingMode" property to "DmlEffectsRenderingMode.Fine" to
// render DrawingML effects with more accuracy and also with more processing cost.
options.DmlEffectsRenderingMode = effectsRenderingMode;

Assert.AreEqual(DmlRenderingMode.DrawingML, options.DmlRenderingMode);

doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "PdfSaveOptions.DrawingMLEffects.pdf", options);

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