com.itextpdf.text.pdf
Class PdfIndirectObject

java.lang.Object
  extended by com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfIndirectObject

public class PdfIndirectObject
extends Object

PdfIndirectObject is the Pdf indirect object.

An indirect object is an object that has been labeled so that it can be referenced by other objects. Any type of PdfObject may be labeled as an indirect object.
An indirect object consists of an object identifier, a direct object, and the endobj keyword. The object identifier consists of an integer object number, an integer generation number, and the obj keyword.
This object is described in the 'Portable Document Format Reference Manual version 1.7' section 3.2.9 (page 63-65).

See Also:
PdfObject, PdfIndirectReference

Field Summary
(package private) static byte[] ENDOBJ
           
protected  int generation
          the generation number
protected  int number
          The object number
(package private)  PdfObject object
           
(package private) static int SIZEOBJ
           
(package private) static byte[] STARTOBJ
           
(package private)  PdfWriter writer
           
 
Constructor Summary
PdfIndirectObject(int number, int generation, PdfObject object, PdfWriter writer)
          Constructs a PdfIndirectObject.
PdfIndirectObject(int number, PdfObject object, PdfWriter writer)
          Constructs a PdfIndirectObject.
PdfIndirectObject(PdfIndirectReference ref, PdfObject object, PdfWriter writer)
           
 
Method Summary
 PdfIndirectReference getIndirectReference()
          Returns a PdfIndirectReference to this PdfIndirectObject.
(package private)  void writeTo(OutputStream os)
          Writes efficiently to a stream
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

number

protected int number
The object number


generation

protected int generation
the generation number


STARTOBJ

static final byte[] STARTOBJ

ENDOBJ

static final byte[] ENDOBJ

SIZEOBJ

static final int SIZEOBJ

object

PdfObject object

writer

PdfWriter writer
Constructor Detail

PdfIndirectObject

PdfIndirectObject(int number,
                  PdfObject object,
                  PdfWriter writer)
Constructs a PdfIndirectObject.

Parameters:
number - the object number
object - the direct object

PdfIndirectObject

PdfIndirectObject(PdfIndirectReference ref,
                  PdfObject object,
                  PdfWriter writer)

PdfIndirectObject

PdfIndirectObject(int number,
                  int generation,
                  PdfObject object,
                  PdfWriter writer)
Constructs a PdfIndirectObject.

Parameters:
number - the object number
generation - the generation number
object - the direct object
Method Detail

getIndirectReference

public PdfIndirectReference getIndirectReference()
Returns a PdfIndirectReference to this PdfIndirectObject.

Returns:
a PdfIndirectReference

writeTo

void writeTo(OutputStream os)
       throws IOException
Writes efficiently to a stream

Parameters:
os - the stream to write to
Throws:
IOException - on write error

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