GdPicture.NET Reference Guide
ADRCreateTemplateEmpty Method (GdPictureImaging)

GdPicture14 Namespace > GdPictureImaging Class : ADRCreateTemplateEmpty Method
Creates a new empty Document Identifier Template. Then, you can add images in this template using the ADRAddGdPictureImageToTemplate() method.
Public Function ADRCreateTemplateEmpty() As Integer
public int ADRCreateTemplateEmpty()
public function ADRCreateTemplateEmpty(): Integer; 
public function ADRCreateTemplateEmpty() : int;
public: int ADRCreateTemplateEmpty(); 
int ADRCreateTemplateEmpty(); 

Return Value

The created template ID if success else, -1 if fail. check the GetStat() method to get the reason on this result.
How to create document templates and identify the one which has the closest similar content to an image file.
Dim TemplateID1 As Integer, TemplateID2 As Integer
Dim ImageID1 As Integer, ImageID2 As Integer
Dim nCloserTemplate As Integer
'We create the first template from an image
TemplateID1 = oGdPictureImaging.ADRCreateTemplateEmpty
ImageID1 = oGdPictureImaging.CreateGdPictureImageFromFile("template1.tif")
If  oGdPictureImaging.ADRAddGdPictureImageToTemplate(TemplateID1, ImageID1) <> OK Then
   MessageBox.Show("Can't add image to TemplateID1 " + "Error number: " + oGdPictureImaging.GetStat().ToString())
End If
'We create the second template from an other kind of image
TemplateID2 = oGdPictureImaging.ADRCreateTemplateEmpty
ImageID2 = oGdPictureImaging.CreateGdPictureImageFromFile("template2.tif")
If  oGdPictureImaging.ADRAddGdPictureImageToTemplate(TemplateID2, ImageID2) <> OK Then
   MessageBox.Show("Can't add image to TemplateID2 " + "Error number: " + oGdPictureImaging.GetStat().ToString())
End If
'Now, we will try to identify an image.
nCloserTemplate = oGdPictureImaging.ADRGetCloserTemplateForFile("document.tif")
Select Case nCloserTemplate
Case TemplateID1
MessageBox.Show("This image seems to get best similar content as TemplateID1. Confidence is: " + oGdPictureImaging.ADRGetLastConfidence().ToString() + " %")
Case TemplateID2
MessageBox.Show("This image seems to get best similar content as TemplateID2. Confidence is: " +  oGdPictureImaging.ADRGetLastConfidence().ToString() + " %")
End Select
'Release created templates from memory
oGdPictureImaging.ADRDeleteTemplate (TemplateID1)
oGdPictureImaging.ADRDeleteTemplate (TemplateID2)
See Also


GdPictureImaging Class
GdPictureImaging Members