NodeAccept Method

Accepts a visitor.

Namespace:  Aspose.Words
Assembly:  Aspose.Words (in Aspose.Words.dll) Version: 21.6.0

ExpandedSyntax

public abstract bool Accept(
	DocumentVisitor visitor
)

Parameters

visitor
Type: Aspose.WordsDocumentVisitor
The visitor that will visit the nodes.

Return Value

Type: Boolean
True if all nodes were visited; false if DocumentVisitor stopped the operation before visiting all nodes.

ExpandedRemarks

Enumerates over this node and all of its children. Each node calls a corresponding method on DocumentVisitor.

For more info see the Visitor design pattern.

ExpandedExamples

Shows how to use a DocumentVisitor implementation to remove all hidden content from a document.
public void RemoveHiddenContentFromDocument()
{
    Document doc = new Document(MyDir + "Hidden content.docx");

    RemoveHiddenContentVisitor hiddenContentRemover = new RemoveHiddenContentVisitor();

    // Below are three types of fields which can accept a document visitor,
    // which will allow it to visit the accepting node, and then traverse its child nodes in a depth-first manner.
    // 1 -  Paragraph node:
    Paragraph para = (Paragraph) doc.GetChild(NodeType.Paragraph, 4, true);
    para.Accept(hiddenContentRemover);

    // 2 -  Table node:
    Table table = doc.FirstSection.Body.Tables[0];
    table.Accept(hiddenContentRemover);

    // 3 -  Document node:
    doc.Accept(hiddenContentRemover);

    doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "Font.RemoveHiddenContentFromDocument.docx");
}

/// <summary>
/// Removes all visited nodes marked as "hidden content".
/// </summary>
public class RemoveHiddenContentVisitor : DocumentVisitor
{
    /// <summary>
    /// Called when a FieldStart node is encountered in the document.
    /// </summary>
    public override VisitorAction VisitFieldStart(FieldStart fieldStart)
    {
        if (fieldStart.Font.Hidden)
            fieldStart.Remove();

        return VisitorAction.Continue;
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Called when a FieldEnd node is encountered in the document.
    /// </summary>
    public override VisitorAction VisitFieldEnd(FieldEnd fieldEnd)
    {
        if (fieldEnd.Font.Hidden)
            fieldEnd.Remove();

        return VisitorAction.Continue;
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Called when a FieldSeparator node is encountered in the document.
    /// </summary>
    public override VisitorAction VisitFieldSeparator(FieldSeparator fieldSeparator)
    {
        if (fieldSeparator.Font.Hidden)
            fieldSeparator.Remove();

        return VisitorAction.Continue;
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Called when a Run node is encountered in the document.
    /// </summary>
    public override VisitorAction VisitRun(Run run)
    {
        if (run.Font.Hidden)
            run.Remove();

        return VisitorAction.Continue;
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Called when a Paragraph node is encountered in the document.
    /// </summary>
    public override VisitorAction VisitParagraphStart(Paragraph paragraph)
    {
        if (paragraph.ParagraphBreakFont.Hidden)
            paragraph.Remove();

        return VisitorAction.Continue;
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Called when a FormField is encountered in the document.
    /// </summary>
    public override VisitorAction VisitFormField(FormField formField)
    {
        if (formField.Font.Hidden)
            formField.Remove();

        return VisitorAction.Continue;
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Called when a GroupShape is encountered in the document.
    /// </summary>
    public override VisitorAction VisitGroupShapeStart(GroupShape groupShape)
    {
        if (groupShape.Font.Hidden)
            groupShape.Remove();

        return VisitorAction.Continue;
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Called when a Shape is encountered in the document.
    /// </summary>
    public override VisitorAction VisitShapeStart(Shape shape)
    {
        if (shape.Font.Hidden)
            shape.Remove();

        return VisitorAction.Continue;
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Called when a Comment is encountered in the document.
    /// </summary>
    public override VisitorAction VisitCommentStart(Comment comment)
    {
        if (comment.Font.Hidden)
            comment.Remove();

        return VisitorAction.Continue;
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Called when a Footnote is encountered in the document.
    /// </summary>
    public override VisitorAction VisitFootnoteStart(Footnote footnote)
    {
        if (footnote.Font.Hidden)
            footnote.Remove();

        return VisitorAction.Continue;
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Called when a SpecialCharacter is encountered in the document.
    /// </summary>
    public override VisitorAction VisitSpecialChar(SpecialChar specialChar)
    {
        if (specialChar.Font.Hidden)
            specialChar.Remove();

        return VisitorAction.Continue;
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Called when visiting of a Table node is ended in the document.
    /// </summary>
    public override VisitorAction VisitTableEnd(Table table)
    {
        // The content inside table cells may have the hidden content flag, but the tables themselves cannot.
        // If this table had nothing but hidden content, this visitor would have removed all of it,
        // and there would be no child nodes left.
        // Thus, we can also treat the table itself as hidden content and remove it.
        // Tables which are empty but do not have hidden content will have cells with empty paragraphs inside,
        // which this visitor will not remove.
        if (!table.HasChildNodes)
            table.Remove();

        return VisitorAction.Continue;
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Called when visiting of a Cell node is ended in the document.
    /// </summary>
    public override VisitorAction VisitCellEnd(Cell cell)
    {
        if (!cell.HasChildNodes && cell.ParentNode != null)
            cell.Remove();

        return VisitorAction.Continue;
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Called when visiting of a Row node is ended in the document.
    /// </summary>
    public override VisitorAction VisitRowEnd(Row row)
    {
        if (!row.HasChildNodes && row.ParentNode != null)
            row.Remove();

        return VisitorAction.Continue;
    }
}

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