I want to rotate an annotation while drawing it on a rotated page in an Android application. We have created a transformation matrix (Matrix2D) from the page rotation. But confused how to apply the same in Annotation. A help is much appreciated.
is no easy way to rotate annotations (e.g. by an arbitrary angle) according the PDF standard. Annotations
themselves have no rotation, instead they are always rotated with the page
rotation, or with the e_no_rotate_flag, not rotated when the page rotation.
This is typically used with annotations like a post-it note style, so no matter
which way the user rotates the page, including while viewing it in a PDF
reader, it is always orientated one way.
So, if you want to explicitly control rotation, you actually need to create your own content stream (search for SetApprarance() in this forum), and surround it with a transformation matrix, and then apply it to the annotation.
Here is a forum post describing this: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/pdfnet-sdk/t1e9hODFa9Y/TF2zUwuEWMcJ
See the ElementBuilderTest example for more on how to create appearance/content streams, including how to set the transformation matrix (to rotate): http://www.pdftron.com/pdfnet/samplecode.html#ElementBuilder