Accept or Reject detected changes

GroupDocs.Comparison provides an ability to apply or discard specific changes between source and target documents and save resultant document with (or without) selected changes.
The following are the steps to apply/reject changes to resultant document.

ApplyChangeOptions class:

  • Changes - 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 for documents stored at local disk

using (Comparer comparer = new Comparer("source.docx"))
{
	comparer.Add("target.docx");
    comparer.Compare();
    ChangeInfo[] changes = comparer.GetChanges();
    changes[0].ComparisonAction = ComparisonAction.Reject;
    comparer.ApplyChanges(File.Create("result.docx"), new SaveOptions(), new ApplyChangeOptions() { Changes = changes });
}

Accept or Reject changes for documents provided as a stream

using (Comparer comparer = new Comparer(File.OpenRead("source.docx")))
{
	comparer.Add(File.OpenRead("target.docx"));
    comparer.Compare(new SaveOptions(), new CompareOptions());
    ChangeInfo[] changes = comparer.GetChanges(new GetChangeOptions());
    changes[0].ComparisonAction = ComparisonAction.Reject;
    comparer.ApplyChanges(File.Create("result.docx"), new SaveOptions(), new ApplyChangeOptions() { Changes = changes });
}

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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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