Overlay PDF (Byte Array) onto Certain Pages of an ActiveReport

Posted by: rkuehn on 4 November 2021, 8:57 am EST

  • Posted 4 November 2021, 8:57 am EST

    I'm working in a custom program that uses AR6. I'm using C# in VS 2019 on Windows 10 Pro and targeting .NET Framework 4.7.2 in my solution. My report designers are based on classes that are ultimately based on a SectionReport object.

    I have a PDF sent to me as a byte array from an outside source that I want to overlay onto certain pages of an ActiveReport I built. I thought the process would be as simple as:

    Stream
    reportStream = new MemoryStream(pdfByteArray);
    Document
    reportDoc = new Document();

    reportDoc.Load(reportStream);

    for (int i = locationinAR; i < pageCount; i++)
    pages[i].Overlay(reportDoc.Pages[i]);

    But I'm getting the error "Invalid file format, the guids do not match" on the "reportDoc.Load(reportStream);" line, so I expect I'm missing something obvious. How should I code this?
  • Replied 4 November 2021, 9:23 am EST

    And just to be clear, I know that the byte array is a valid PDF. I saved it to disk and opened it to verify.
  • Replied 7 November 2021, 4:05 pm EST

    Hello,

    AR6 is a legacy product now. We do not support it. I suggest you to upgrade to the latest version.

    Also, you cannot load the PDF document in the SectionDocument.

    Thanks,
    Mohit
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