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Get short-cuts - open

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08-18-2012 11:53 PM

Hello Forum,


if you use AutoCAD's command "open", on the left side there are short-cuts. I want to retreive the names and paths of those shortcuts. How do I get them? I know they are in the registry, but the registry path is quite complicated and I fear the path will be different for other systems with other AutoCAD versions. Or is there some kind of logic to such a registry path of AutoCAD?


Thank you.

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Re: Get short-cuts - open

08-19-2012 12:04 PM in reply to: Ertqwa

Try this one

Dim appver As Object = TryCast(My.Computer.Registry.GetValue("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\AutoCAD", "CurVer", Nothing), Object)
        If appver IsNot Nothing Then
            MsgBox("you have " + "Autocad.Application." + appver.ToString() + " installed")
            MsgBox("Out of luck, sorry, use your old code instead")
        End If



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Re: Get short-cuts - open

09-26-2012 11:27 AM in reply to: Hallex

Ty for your reply.


the registry key that contains the shortcuts in 'OPEN' looks something like this for AutoCAD2009:



 R17.2 means it is AutoCAD2009, which you can get with the code you suggested. But what does "ACAD-7005:409" stand for?

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Re: Get short-cuts - open

09-28-2012 07:32 AM in reply to: Ertqwa

Please refer to this for the details on ProductID and LocaleID :







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Re: Get short-cuts - open

09-28-2012 10:35 AM in reply to: Balaji_Ram

Great, ty!

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