Use redaction callback

In order to reject or approve specific changes during redaction process or to keep a full log of changes in the document, you need to provide an instance of IRedactionCallback to a constructor of RedactorSettings class. The interface contains only one method, AcceptRedaction(), which receives detailed information about proposed redaction and returns Boolean value, accepted or not.

Below, we create a callback class, dumping changes to system console:

C#

public class RedactionDump : IRedactionCallback
{
    public RedactionDump()
    {
    }

    public bool AcceptRedaction(RedactionDescription description)
    {
        Console.Write("{0} redaction, {1} action, item {2}. ", description.RedactionType, description.ActionType, description.OriginalText);
        if (description.Replacement != null)
        {
            Console.Write("Text {0} is replaced with {1}. ", description.Replacement.OriginalText, description.Replacement.Replacement);
        }
        Console.WriteLine();
        // you can return "false" here to prevent particular change during redaction process
        return true;
    }
}

The instance of this class is to be passed to a constructor of the Redactor class:

C#

using (Redactor redactor = new Redactor("\\Sample.docx", new LoadOptions(), new RedactorSettings(new RedactionDump())))
{
    // Assign an instance before using Redactor
    redactor.Apply(new ExactPhraseRedaction("John Doe", new ReplacementOptions("[personal]")));
    redactor.Save();
}

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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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