Form Filling and Unicode font support


#1

Hello,

I work with an application which is using fdftoolkit and adobe acrobat 6. Many clients fill forms online and submit information to the server using this application.

We want to use xfdf/xml data and also require unicode font support.

I am trying out the Aspose.pdf.kit. Could you please tell me , using this component,

i) how to open an existing pdf form in the browser,

ii) fill it with data in xml format derived from Sql server database through code

iii)How to submit the form

iv) and when the form is submitted, retrieve the form data in xml format.

And also , if this component supports unicode characters?

With thanks and regards,

Gita


#2

Dear Gita,

Thanks for considering Aspose.Pdf.Kit.

i) how to open an existing pdf form in the browser,
In Aspose.Pdf.Kit for .net, opening a pdf is not supported in current version.
You could install a free Adobe Pdf Reader to open it.

ii) fill it with data in xml format derived from Sql server database through code
1)you could directly use ImportXml() API to fill the form with xml.
2)You could use the AutoFiller class to fill the form directly from the database.
Detailed information is in the demo.

iii)How to submit the form
You know, submit the form is usually done by manlly clicking on the button.
In current API is not supported. If you want, you could provide your requirements. By the way, we can easily import/export fdf .

iv) and when the form is submitted, retrieve the form data in xml format.
you could use EmportXml() to retrieve the form data in xml format.

v)unicode font support
unicode font is well supported expect for CJK Asian font.

Best regards.