Accept or Reject document changes

GroupDocs.Comparison provides an ability to apply or discard specific changes between source and target files and save result with (or without) selected changes. 

The following are the steps to apply/reject changes to resultant file.

ApplyChangeOptions class:

  • getChanges - List of changes that must be applied (or not) to the resulting document;

The following code sample shows how to accept/reject detected changes.

Accept or Reject changes from local disk

Comparer comparer = new Comparer("C:\\source.pdf");
try {
    comparer.add("C:\\target.pdf");
    comparer.compare("C:\\result.pdf");
} finally {
    comparer.dispose();
}

Accept or Reject changes from stream

Comparer comparer = new Comparer("C:\\source.pdf");
try {
    comparer.add("C:\\target.pdf");
    comparer.compare();
    ChangeInfo[] changes = comparer.getChanges();
    changes[0].setComparisonAction(ComparisonAction.REJECT);
    comparer.applyChanges(new FileOutputStream("C:\\result.pdf"), new ApplyChangeOptions(changes));
} finally {
    comparer.dispose();
}

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GitHub Examples

You may easily run the code above and see the feature in action in our GitHub examples:

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