Remove/Delete Form Fields from PDF in C#

This article demonstrates how to remove a particular form field and all of the form fields from an existing PDF document using Spire.PDF.

The below sample document contains some text and five different kinds of form fields:

Remove/Delete Form Fields from PDF in C#

Remove a particular form field

We can remove a particular form field by calling the PdfFieldCollection.Remove method. To remove the form field by index, call the PdfFieldCollection.RemoveAt method and pass the corresponding index of the form field as the argument.

//Create PdfDocument instance
PdfDocument pdf = new PdfDocument();

//Load PDF file
pdf.LoadFromFile(@"Input.pdf");

//Get form fields
PdfFormWidget formWidget = pdf.Form as PdfFormWidget;

//Get and remove the first form field
PdfField textbox = formWidget.FieldsWidget.List[0] as PdfTextBoxFieldWidget;
formWidget.FieldsWidget.Remove(textbox);

//Get and remove the first form field using its name
//PdfField field = formWidget.FieldsWidget["Text1"];
//formWidget.FieldsWidget.Remove(field);

//Remove the form field at index 0
//formWidget.FieldsWidget.RemoveAt(0);

pdf.SaveToFile("DeleteParticularField.pdf");

Remove/Delete Form Fields from PDF in C#

Remove all of the form fields

To remove all of the form fields, first we need to traverse the form fields and then remove them one by one.

//Create PdfDocument instance
PdfDocument pdf = new PdfDocument();

//Load PDF file
pdf.LoadFromFile(@"Input.pdf");

//Get form fields
PdfFormWidget formWidget = pdf.Form as PdfFormWidget;

//Remove all of the form fields
for (int i = formWidget.FieldsWidget.List.Count-1; i >=0; i-- )
{
    PdfField field = formWidget.FieldsWidget.List[i] as PdfField;
    formWidget.FieldsWidget.Remove(field);
}

pdf.SaveToFile("DeleteAllFields.pdf");

Remove/Delete Form Fields from PDF in C#