Search for built-in Metadata signatures

GroupDocs.Signature provides MetadataSearchOptions class to specify different options to search for Metadata signatures.

Most document types such as Word Processing, Spreadsheet and Presentation contains built-in metadata properties. Using property IncludeBuiltinProperties of MetadataSearchOptions allows to collect all supported built-in metadata properties of document. These properties are like document author, creation date, document keywords, titles, etc.

Here are the steps to search for metadata signatures within the document with GroupDocs.Signature:

This example shows how to get built in Metadata signatures.

using (Signature signature = new Signature("sample.xlsx"))
    MetadataSearchOptions options = new MetadataSearchOptions()
        Name = "Producer",
        IncludeBuiltinProperties = true,
        NameMatchType = TextMatchType.Contains
    // search for signatures in document
    List<SpreadsheetMetadataSignature> signatures = signature.Search<SpreadsheetMetadataSignature>(options);
    Console.WriteLine("\nSource document contains following signatures.");
    foreach (var metadataSignature in signatures)
        Console.WriteLine("Metadata signature found. Name : {0}. Value: {1}", metadataSignature.Name, metadataSignature.Value);

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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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