GroupDocs.Annotation for .NET 20.1 Release Notes

This page contains release notes for GroupDocs.Annotation for .NET 20.1
In this version we will remove Legacy API of GroupDocs.Annotation. So from version 20.1 GroupDocs.Annotation.Legacy. does not exist anymore

Major Features

Below is the list of most notable changes in release of GroupDocs.Annotation for .NET 20.1:

  • Legacy API was removed from product
  • Added new type of annotation - Image Annotation for (SpreadSheet, Diagrams, Images, PDF, WordProcessing, Presentations)

Full List of Issues Covering all Changes in this Release

KeySummaryIssue Type
ANNOTATIONNET-880 Implement ability to add Image annotation to PDFFeature
ANNOTATIONNET-881Implement ability to add Image annotation to SpreadSheetFeature
ANNOTATIONNET-882 Implement ability to add Image annotation to PresentationsFeature
ANNOTATIONNET-883 Implement ability to add Image annotation to WordProcessingFeature
ANNOTATIONNET-1220Implement ability to add Image annotation to ImagesFeature
ANNOTATIONNET-1219Example Code throws NullReferenceException for SpreadSheetBug

Public API and Backward Incompatible Changes

This section lists public API changes that were introduced in GroupDocs.Annotation for .NET 20.1. It includes not only new and obsoleted public methods, but also a description of any changes in the behavior behind the scenes in GroupDocs.Annotation which may affect existing code. Any behavior introduced that could be seen as a regression and modifies existing behavior is especially important and is documented here.
  1. Add Image Annotation

    Image annotation allows to add image within document page like shown at the picture below.

IMPORTANT: On version 20.1 Image Annotation supported only in PDF, Words, Slides, Cells, Images documents.

There is an ability to specify the next properties for ImageAnnotation type:

  • ImagePath – defines image local or remote path. Warning, if you use remote path – you need to remove http and https protocol, or www if it present. This error is now investigating.

Not Correct:


  • Box - defines annotation position at document page; (image will be resized for your custom width and height)
  • Opacity - allows to set annotation opacity (present in all supported formats, examples of it you can see above);

Follow these steps to add Image annotation to document:

  • Instantiate Annotator object with input document path or stream;
  • Instantiate ImageAnnotation object with desired properties (position, page number, etc);
  • Call Add method and pass ImageAnnotation object;
  • Call Save method with resultant document path or stream.

The following code demonstrates how to add ImageAnnotation with remote ImagePath to the document:

using (Annotator annotator = new Annotator("input.pdf"))
 	ImageAnnotation area = new ImageAnnotation
		Box = new Rectangle(100, 100, 100, 100),
		Opacity = 0.7,
		PageNumber = 0,
		ImagePath = ""

The result would be