Get target text from file

GroupDocs.Comparison allows to getting target text of specific changes in result file.

The following are the steps to obtain get a list of changed target text.

  • Instantiate Comparer object with source document path or stream;
  • Call Add method and specify target document path or stream;
  • Call Compare method;
  • Call GetChanges method.

The following code sample demonstrates how to get target text from file.

Get target text from local disk

using (Comparer comparer = new Comparer(sourceDocumentPath))
{
     comparer.Add(targetDocumentPath);
     comparer.Compare(outputPath);
     ChangeInfo[] changes = comparer.GetChanges();
     foreach (var change in changes)
     {
         var targetText = change.TargetText;
         Console.WriteLine(targetText);
     }
}

Get target text from stream

using (Comparer comparer = new Comparer(File.OpenRead("source.docx")))
{
     comparer.Add(File.OpenRead("target.docx));
     comparer.Compare(outputPath);
     ChangeInfo[] changes = comparer.GetChanges();
     foreach (var change in changes)
     {
         var targetText = change.TargetText;
         Console.WriteLine(targetText);
     }
}

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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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