Why is my ColorSpace a string?
In older versions of ABCpdf the ColorSpace property was a
string. So you might find code of this form.
theDoc.Rendering.ColorSpace = "CMYK";
theDoc.Rendering.ColorSpace = "CMYK"
In Version 8 the ColorSpace property was changed to a true
enumeration. This is a safer way of coding as it allows the
compiler to ensure that the values you are using are valid. Your
new code should look like this.
theDoc.Rendering.ColorSpace = XRendering.ColorSpaceType.Cmyk;
theDoc.Rendering.ColorSpace = XRendering.ColorSpaceType.Cmyk
The names of the items in the XRendering.ColorSpaceType
enumeration are the same as the values of the strings used in
previous versions. So changing your code should be a simple search
and replace operation.
Note that the enumeration is the XRendering.ColorSpace
indicating the output color space for rendering. There is a
different ColorSpace enumeration used for the content of objects
inside a PDF document. The two are not the same.
Alternatively if you need to convert between enumerations and
strings automatically you can do so. To convert from a string to an
enumeration use the following code.
XRendering.ColorSpaceType csType = (XRendering.ColorSpaceType)Enum.Parse(typeof(XRendering.ColorSpaceType), csString, true);
Dim csType As XRendering.ColorSpaceType = CType([Enum].Parse(GetType(XRendering.ColorSpaceType), csString, True), XRendering.ColorSpaceType)
To convert from an enumeration to a string use the following
string csString = csType.ToString("G");
Dim csString As String = csType.ToString("G")