PdfDocument.DocumentsAreEqual Method (String, String, PdfDecryptionHandler)

Docotic.Pdf library help > BitMiracle.Docotic.Pdf > PdfDocument Class > PdfDocument Methods > DocumentsAreEqual Method > DocumentsAreEqual Method (String, String, PdfDecryptionHandler)
Compares the data and structure of two PDF documents.

Namespace:  BitMiracle.Docotic.Pdf
Assembly:  BitMiracle.Docotic.Pdf (in BitMiracle.Docotic.Pdf.dll)


public static bool DocumentsAreEqual(
	string firstFile,
	string secondFile,
	PdfDecryptionHandler handler
Public Shared Function DocumentsAreEqual ( 
	firstFile As String,
	secondFile As String,
	handler As PdfDecryptionHandler
) As Boolean


Type: System.String
The name of the first PDF file.
Type: System.String
The name of the second PDF file.
Type: BitMiracle.Docotic.Pdf.PdfDecryptionHandler
The decryption handler to use to decrypt both files.

Return Value

Type: Boolean
true if documents are equal; otherwise false


This method is useful for regression tests when you compare two versions of the same document.

The method uses decryption handler specified by the handler parameter for both files. It's assumed that both files encrypted using the same encryption handler or both files are not encrypted at all.

This method ignores time-dependent document properties like CreationDate and ModifiedDate. Document metadata, trailer IDs and some other auto-generated properties are also get ignored.

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