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How to use layers in PDF in VBScript and VB6 with ByteScout PDF SDK

This code in VBScript and VB6 shows how to use layers in PDF with this how to tutorial

We made thousands of pre-made source code pieces for easy implementation in your own programming projects. ByteScout PDF SDK is the pdf library that can create, update and modify PDF files. Supports text with fonts and style selections, layers, form fields, drawing lines and objects, automatic tables, images. Can be used to create and fill pdf forms. It can be used to use layers in PDF using VBScript and VB6.

Fast application programming interfaces of ByteScout PDF SDK for VBScript and VB6 plus the instruction and the code below will help you quickly learn how to use layers in PDF. Just copy and paste the code into your VBScript and VB6 application’s code and follow the instruction. Implementing VBScript and VB6 application typically includes multiple stages of the software development so even if the functionality works please test it with your data and the production environment.

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Layers.vbs
      
' This example demonstrates how to add layers with optional content. ' Create Bytescout.PDF.Document object Set pdfDocument = CreateObject("Bytescout.PDF.Document") pdfDocument.RegistrationName = "demo" pdfDocument.RegistrationKey = "demo" Set comHelpers = pdfDocument.ComHelpers ' Add page Set page1 = comHelpers.CreatePage(comHelpers.PAPERFORMAT_A4) pdfDocument.Pages.Add(page1) Set canvas = page1.Canvas ' Add main layer Set allContents = comHelpers.CreateLayer("Main Layer") canvas.BeginMarkedContent(allContents) ' Add sub-layer Set layer1 = comHelpers.CreateLayer("Square") canvas.BeginMarkedContent(layer1) canvas.DrawRectangle_2 comHelpers.CreateSolidBrush(comHelpers.CreateColorRGB(0, 255, 0)), 20, 20, 100, 100 canvas.EndMarkedContent() ' Add second sub-layer Set layer2 = comHelpers.CreateLayer("Circle") canvas.BeginMarkedContent(layer2) canvas.DrawCircle_2 comHelpers.CreateSolidBrush(comHelpers.CreateColorRGB(255, 0, 0)), 70, 180, 50 canvas.EndMarkedContent() ' Add third sub-layer Set layer3 = comHelpers.CreateLayer("Triangle") canvas.BeginMarkedContent(layer3) Set pointsArray = comHelpers.CreatePointsArray(Array(Array(20, 340), Array(70, 240), Array(120, 340))) canvas.DrawPolygon_2 comHelpers.CreateSolidBrush(comHelpers.CreateColorRGB(0, 0, 255)), (pointsArray) canvas.EndMarkedContent() canvas.EndMarkedContent() pdfDocument.OptionalContents.Layers.Add(layer1) pdfDocument.OptionalContents.Layers.Add(layer2) pdfDocument.OptionalContents.Layers.Add(layer3) pdfDocument.OptionalContents.Layers.Add(allContents) ' Configure layers ' Group sub-layers Set group = comHelpers.CreateOptionalContentGroup() group.Add(comHelpers.CreateOptionalContentGroupLayer((layer1))) group.Add(comHelpers.CreateOptionalContentGroupLayer((layer2))) group.Add(comHelpers.CreateOptionalContentGroupLayer((layer3))) ' Order sub-layers pdfDocument.OptionalContents.Configuration.Order.Add(comHelpers.CreateOptionalContentGroupLayer((allContents))) pdfDocument.OptionalContents.Configuration.Order.Add(group) ' Make the third layer invisible by default (for example) pdfDocument.OptionalContents.Configuration.OFF.Add(layer3) ' Force the PDF viewer to show the layers panel initially pdfDocument.PageMode = comHelpers.PAGEMODE_OPTIONALCONTENT ' Save document to file pdfDocument.Save("result.pdf") ' Open document in default PDF viewer app Set shell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") shell.Run "result.pdf", 1, false

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