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Navigate PDF outline tree in C# .NET

To navigate an outline tree and print its result.

void PrintIdent(Bookmark item)
  int ident = item.GetIdent() - 1;
  for (int i=0; i < ident; ++i) {
    Console.Write("  ");
void PrintOutlineTree(Bookmark item)
  for (; item.IsValid(); item=item.GetNext()) {
    Console.Write("{0:s}{1:s} ACTION -> ", (item.IsOpen() ? "- " : "+ "), item.GetTitle());
    if (item.HasChildren()) {
PDFDoc doc = new PDFDoc(filename);
Bookmark root = doc.GetFirstBookmark();

Read, add, edit PDF outlines and bookmarks
Full code sample which illustrates how to read and edit existing outline items and create new bookmarks using the high-level API.

About outline tree

A PDF document may display a document outline on the screen, allowing the user to navigate interactively from one part of the document to another. The outline consists of a tree-structured hierarchy of Bookmarks (sometimes called outline items), which serve as a "visual table of contents" to display the document's structure to the user.

Each Bookmark has a title that appears on screen, and an Action that specifies what happens when a user clicks on the Bookmark. The typical Action for a user-created Bookmark is to move to another location in the current document — although any Action can be specified.

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