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connieleo
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Registered: ‎04-14-2005
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Do you think .net is the best tool for Autocad

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09-28-2005 07:16 PM
We have many tools (Vlisp, VC, VBA) to develop AutoCAD. Now Autocad2006 can use .net technique. We want to know the future of developing AutoCAD. Will .net be the main tool for Autocad? What .net's future will be? Can .net be going for long? Or it will be disappeared in the future new edition? Thanks for reply.
*J. Daniel Smith
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Re: Do you think .net is the best tool for Autocad

09-29-2005 06:25 AM in reply to: connieleo
Microsoft is pretty much "betting the farm" on .NET, so its future looks
very bright right now.

The .NET-based replacement for VBA (VSTA) was announced at PDC a couple of
weeks ago, but there will be a long transition period.

LISP has always been a bit out of the mainstream; but I don't see AutoCAD
dropping support anytime soon either.

C++ on Windows is going to be really neat with C++/CLI. The AutoCAD .NET
APIs are built on top of unmanaged ObjectARX.

Personally, I would try to use .NET (pick your language) for any new
development.

Dan

wrote in message news:4970202@discussion.autodesk.com...
We have many tools (Vlisp, VC, VBA) to develop AutoCAD. Now Autocad2006 can
use .net technique. We want to know the future of developing AutoCAD. Will
.net be the main tool for Autocad? What .net's future will be? Can .net be
going for long? Or it will be disappeared in the future new edition? Thanks
for reply.
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connieleo
Posts: 29
Registered: ‎04-14-2005
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Re: Do you think .net is the best tool for Autocad

09-29-2005 07:23 PM in reply to: connieleo
Can we use .net to develop AutoCAD2000,2002,2004?
*Albert Szilvasy
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Re: Do you think .net is the best tool for Autocad

09-29-2005 10:51 PM in reply to: connieleo
You can but none of these products ship the .NET framework so you will need
to make sure it is available on the target machine. They also don't have
many of the APIs discussed in this newsgroup. You will be limited to the COM
and unmanaged C++ API (both of which are callable from C#/VB.NET).

In short: it will be challange.

Albert
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Can we use .net to develop AutoCAD2000,2002,2004?

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