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Design Review API and VB Coding

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12-15-2010 04:40 AM



I am using the DWF Viewer embedded into a VB Application.  It loads the DWF correctly, and I am trying to just recall the properties of the selected block.  I have tried using the OnSelectObject Event as well as the OnSelectObjectEx event.  One of these returns phandled and the other returns phandled and a PageObjectNode which I don't even see in the API reference guide.


Is there a quick way to just pull the selected objects properties into an IAdCollection.  I can parse the properties, but I just don't know how to reference the selected block.


Any help is greatly appreciated.



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Re: Design Review API and VB Coding

12-15-2010 06:26 AM in reply to: vtkegan

I have browsed through many other posts, and I haven't found anything.


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I am using the ActiveX control in a VB application.


I am trying to get Block properties from the selected block using either the OnSelectObject Event or OnSelectObjectEx.


It seems like both of these functions returns nothing to do with the block or object selected.



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Re: Design Review API and VB Coding

12-15-2010 06:35 PM in reply to: vtkegan

Thank you for you question. 


You can pull all selected objects using API IAdContent.Object(objectType) by passing parameter "1".


  enum ObjectType
    AllPublishedObjects           = 0,   // All objects
    SelectedPublishedObjects = 1,   // All selected objects
    AllMarkupObjects               = 2,   // All markups
    SelectedMarkupObjects    = 3    // All slected markups



Please refer to the ADR API documentation for more information.


Any further questions please let me know.

Herbert He
SW Engineer
Autodesk, Inc.
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