I am, as of now, trying to learn the VB.NET programming for AutoCAD applications from scratch and I have done a few tutorials and labs from DevTV and googling
The question I wanted to ask the devs out there is that, is there any way or a funtion to move a text object within a layer to a different geometric location? I was thinking it could be accomplished by translating the text or offsetting it. If someone could guide me in the right direction, it would be great help.
And sorry if I mistakingly did not observe forum rules or something
Thanks in advance!
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You can move the Text by Changing it's position properties
Imports Autodesk.AutoCAD.Runtime Imports Autodesk.AutoCAD.DatabaseServices Imports Autodesk.AutoCAD.ApplicationServices Imports Autodesk.AutoCAD.EditorInput Public Class Class2 <CommandMethod("MoveText")> _ Public Sub MoveText() Using db As Database = HostApplicationServices.WorkingDatabase() Using tr As Transaction = db.TransactionManager.StartTransaction() Dim myDWG As Document = Autodesk.AutoCAD.ApplicationServices.Application.D
ocumentManager.MdiActiveDocument Using lock As DocumentLock = myDWG.LockDocument Dim ed As Editor = Autodesk.AutoCAD.ApplicationServices. _ Application.DocumentManager.MdiActiveDocument.Edit or() Dim sOptions As New PromptEntityOptions(vbCr & "Select Text: ") Dim sRes As PromptEntityResult = Nothing While (True) ' Select Text sRes = ed.GetEntity(sOptions) If sRes.Status <> PromptStatus.OK Then Exit While Else Dim obj As Object = tr.GetObject(sRes.ObjectId, OpenMode.ForRead) If TypeOf obj Is DBText Then Dim objdbTEXT As DBText = tr.GetObject(obj.objectid, OpenMode.ForWrite) ' Move Text to Position Dim POINT3D As New Autodesk.AutoCAD.Geometry.Point3d(0, 0, 0) objdbTEXT.Position = POINT3D ' Update Changes db.TransactionManager.QueueForGraphicsFlush() End If End If End While End Using ' Save Changes tr.Commit() End Using End Using End Sub End Class
Thanks Arcticad, Thats a bit much of a code for me. I havent had the chance to see this many fuctions yet.
Ive got a couple more of requests. Could you comment the code that you wrote as well?
and here is another bit of code I am trying to use but for some reason, the objects in the other two layers get green colour inspite of the inner transaction running on the condition of layer 0 selection.
<CommandMethod("SelectObjectsOnscreen")> _ Public Sub SelectObjectsOnscreen() ' Get the current document and database Dim acDoc As Document = Application.DocumentManager.MdiActiveDocument Dim acCurDb As Database = acDoc.Database ' Start a transaction Using acTrans1 As Transaction = acCurDb.TransactionManager.StartTransaction() ' Open the Layer table for read Dim acLyrTbl As LayerTable acLyrTbl = acTrans1.GetObject(acCurDb.LayerTableId, _ OpenMode.ForRead) Dim sLayerName As String = "0" If acLyrTbl.Has(sLayerName) = True Then Using acTrans As Transaction = acCurDb.TransactionManager.StartTransaction() ' Request for objects to be selected in the drawing area Dim acSSPrompt As PromptSelectionResult = acDoc.Editor.GetSelection() ' If the prompt status is OK, objects were selected If acSSPrompt.Status = PromptStatus.OK Then Dim acSSet As SelectionSet = acSSPrompt.Value ' Step through the objects in the selection set For Each acSSObj As SelectedObject In acSSet 'Check to make sure a valid SelectedObject object was returned If Not IsDBNull(acSSObj) Then ' Open the selected object for write Dim acEnt As Entity = acTrans.GetObject(acSSObj.ObjectId, _ OpenMode.ForWrite) If Not IsDBNull(acEnt) Then ' Change the object's color to Green acEnt.ColorIndex = 3 End If End If Next If sLayerName = "0" Then ' Save the new object to the database acTrans.Commit() End If End If End Using ' Dispose of the transaction End If acTrans1.Commit() End Using End Sub
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