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*Melo, Omar
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Creating UDL files

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12-19-2000 05:24 AM
I'm developing a VBA application using CAO. The only way I can create a
working UDL file has been via AutoCAD's dbconnect command. Although the UDL
files seem like simple text, they are not. I have even attempted creating
code which mimics the AutoCAD's UDL file format but they still do not
function

Is there a way to create UDL files programmatically?
*Sheppard, Keith
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Re: Creating UDL files

12-19-2000 05:24 AM in reply to: *Melo, Omar
I am attempting something very simaliar. Have you found a solution?

Thanks, Keith

"Omar Melo" wrote in message
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> I'm developing a VBA application using CAO. The only way I can create a
> working UDL file has been via AutoCAD's dbconnect command. Although the
UDL
> files seem like simple text, they are not. I have even attempted creating
> code which mimics the AutoCAD's UDL file format but they still do not
> function
>
> Is there a way to create UDL files programmatically?
>
*Morgan, Michael
Message 3 of 3 (105 Views)

Re: Creating UDL files

12-19-2000 07:59 AM in reply to: *Melo, Omar
If you have installed MDAC their are a couple of registry files that need to
be merged that will add this ability in Windows Explorer popup menu under
the 'New' option. This will allow you to create them without acad
(essentially acad just calls the same component)

I have seen a published spec for UDL files but I do not recall the exact
location. Somewhere on msdn.microsoft.com should have. FWIW: the file spec
is microsofts not autodesks

hth
Micheal

"Omar Melo" wrote in message
news:298E4BC436B60D212B4DAC64DC0F38B8@in.WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> I'm developing a VBA application using CAO. The only way I can create a
> working UDL file has been via AutoCAD's dbconnect command. Although the
UDL
> files seem like simple text, they are not. I have even attempted creating
> code which mimics the AutoCAD's UDL file format but they still do not
> function
>
> Is there a way to create UDL files programmatically?
>

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