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Custom Entity Name is not showing in Properties palette

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06-22-2011 01:39 PM

I am implementing a custom entity derived from the AcDbLine entity. I am using VS2005 compiling for AutoCAD 2009. I am using straight C++ (no .Net)   I used the wizard to create the custom class. It all appears to work fine except that the name of the custom entity is "Line" and not "MYLINE" in the properties palette. I checked to make sure that the ACRX_DXF_DEFINE_MEMBERS macro was created correctly. It seems fine.


I tried the Lab project Step06 which derives a custom object from an ellipse. I get the same problem with this. Instead of "ASDKEMPLOYEE" I get "Ellipse" in the Properties palette.


Should a custom entities DXF name appear in the Properties Palette by default?


I read on a post by Bogdan that you need to implement a COM Wrapper to expose a custom objects name. Is this the case?


Any help would be appreciated!







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Re: Custom Entity Name is not showing in Properties palette

06-23-2011 12:59 PM in reply to: joseph_l

I will answer my own question. Yes I do need to implement a COM Wrapper. I found the answer in ObjectARX Developer's Guide under "Property Inspector and Properties Palette APIs"


I guess I should read the help files first! :smileywink:




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