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Change Drawing Editor Background color

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02-09-2011 10:24 AM

HI,

 

Is it possible to change the drawing editor background color via code?

 

Thanks,

 

Eric

 

Using COM Interop, you need:

 

Application.Preferences.Display.GraphicsWinModelBackgrndColor 

 

and/or

 

Application.Preferences.Display.GraphicsWinLayoutBackgrndColor

 

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Re: Change Drawing Editor Background color

02-09-2011 10:29 AM in reply to: ericdaniel

Using COM Interop, you need:

 

Application.Preferences.Display.GraphicsWinModelBackgrndColor 

 

and/or

 

Application.Preferences.Display.GraphicsWinLayoutBackgrndColor

 

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Re: Change Drawing Editor Background color

02-09-2011 10:35 AM in reply to: dan.glassman

Perfect,

 

Thanks,

 

Eric

 

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Re: Change Drawing Editor Background color

11-04-2011 02:30 PM in reply to: ericdaniel

Hi,

 

is there other way to change the background, not using COM?

 

Actually I need to change the model background to different colors, to generate pictures used in a different application. If the pictures will have different colors(some black, some grey, etc) it would be easier to surf through them when finding the right one.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks,

 

e.g.

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Re: Change Drawing Editor Background color

11-04-2011 04:16 PM in reply to: e.g.

Hi,

 

>> is there other way to change the background, not using COM?

why don't you like to use COM?

 

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Re: Change Drawing Editor Background color

11-06-2011 03:31 PM in reply to: ericdaniel

It is ok with COM; it is only from curiosity to know the equivalent in API

 

Thanks,

 

e.g.

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Re: Change Drawing Editor Background color

11-16-2012 08:26 AM in reply to: e.g.

There are several posts on this topic but no examples.  I looked in the vb forum and objectarx but could not find anything I really understand.  I have Option Strict On.

 

Why doesn't this work?  bgcolor changes from 0 to 1 but the background stays black - I want it to change to red.

 

Dim prefs As Autodesk.AutoCAD.Interop.AcadPreferences = CType(Autodesk.AutoCAD.ApplicationServices.Application.Preferences, Autodesk.AutoCAD.Interop.AcadPreferences)
Dim bgcolor As UInteger = prefs.Display.GraphicsWinModelBackgrndColor
msg += "color " & bgcolor & vbLf
prefs.Display.GraphicsWinModelBackgrndColor = CType(Autodesk.AutoCAD.Interop.Common.ACAD_COLOR.acRed, UInteger)

I am creating PNGs of all blocks in any dwg file.  I get a list of blocks, insert them into a new drawing 1 at a time, and plot using publishtowebPNG.pc3.  I want to allow the user to change the background color if they want.  The PNGs will be used in other places.

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Re: Change Drawing Editor Background color

11-16-2012 12:48 PM in reply to: fieldguy

I should have kept looking.  This works.  Don't forget to set it back to the original value.

 

Dim prefs As Autodesk.AutoCAD.Interop.AcadPreferences = CType(Autodesk.AutoCAD.ApplicationServices.Application.Preferences, Autodesk.AutoCAD.Interop.AcadPreferences)
Dim curbg As Color = ColorTranslator.FromOle(CInt(prefs.Display.GraphicsWinModelBackgrndColor))
msg += "color " & curbg.ToString & vbLf
prefs.Display.GraphicsWinModelBackgrndColor = CType(ColorTranslator.ToOle(Color.Red), UInteger)

 

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