Compare multiple documents protected by password

GroupDocs.Comparison allows to compare more that 2 documents (also documents that are protected with a password).

The following are the steps to compare password-protected documents.

  • Instantiate LoadOptions object and specify source document password;
  • Instantiate Comparer object with source document path or stream and LoadOptions object created at previous step;
  • Instantiate another LoadOptions object and specify target document password;
  • Call Add method and specify target document path or stream and LoadOptions object created at previous step. Repeat this step for every target document that is password-protected;
  • Call Compare method.

The following code sample shows how to compare password-protected documents.

Compare multiple documents from local disk

using (Comparer comparer = new Comparer("source.docx", new LoadOptions() { Password = "1234" }))
	comparer.Add("target1.docx", new LoadOptions() { Password = "5678" });
    comparer.Add("target2.docx", new LoadOptions() { Password = "5678" });
    comparer.Add("target3.docx", new LoadOptions() { Password = "5678" });

Compare multiple protected documents from stream

using (Comparer comparer = new Comparer(File.OpenRead("source.docx"), new LoadOptions() { Password = "1234" }))
	comparer.Add(File.OpenRead("target1.docx"), new LoadOptions() { Password = "5678" });
    comparer.Add(File.OpenRead("target2.docx"), new LoadOptions() { Password = "5678" });
    comparer.Add(File.OpenRead("target3.docx"), new LoadOptions() { Password = "5678" });

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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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