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change properties of layer in runtime programmatically

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11-28-2005 09:27 AM

I'm trying to change the layer properties during runtime of the AutoCAD programmatically. I want to assign the property 'IsFrozen' of a layer to true/false. To do so i'm using the following code:

Application.DocumentManager.MdiActiveDocument.LockDocument(DocumentLockMode.Write, Nothing, Nothing, True)
Dim curdb As Database = Application.DocumentManager.MdiActiveDocument.Database
Dim tm As Autodesk.AutoCAD.DatabaseServices.TransactionManager = curdb.TransactionManager
Dim myT As Transaction = tm.StartTransaction()
Dim lt As LayerTable = CType(tm.GetObject(curdb.LayerTableId, OpenMode.ForWrite), LayerTable)
For Each objId As ObjectId In lt
Dim _name As String = CType(tm.GetObject(objId, OpenMode.ForRead), LayerTableRecord).Name
If _name = "teste" Then
Dim _layer As LayerTableRecord = CType(tm.GetObject(objId, OpenMode.ForWrite), LayerTableRecord)
_layer.Name = "teste_1"
_layer.IsOff = checkbox1.Checked
_layer.IsFrozen = checkbox2.Checked
_layer.IsLocked = checkbox3.Checked
_layer.Color = Autodesk.AutoCAD.Colors.Color.FromRgb(btnColor.BackColor.R, btnColor.BackColor.G, btnColor.BackColor.B)
_layer.LineWeight = LineWeight.ByLineWeightDefault
_layer.IsPlottable = chkPlottable.Checked
Exit For
End If
Catch ex As Exception
MessageBox.Show("An error has ocurred", "Application Test", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Error)
End Try

But when I do this an exception is thrown:

at Autodesk.AutoCAD.Runtime.Interop.ThrowExceptionForErrorStatus(Int32 errorStatus)
at Autodesk.AutoCAD.Runtime.Interop.Check(Int32 returnValue)
at Autodesk.AutoCAD.DatabaseServices.LayerTableRecord.set_IsFrozen(Boolean value)
at WindowsApplication1.Form1.RefreshLayer(LayerTableRecord& _layer) in C:\PROJECTS\Form1.vb:line 552

I noticed that this erro only ocurrs when I try it in a layer that already has something in it, like a line. If I do thid in a layer thats empty it runs fine.

Can someone help me please?

Thanks in advance for your attention.
Filipe Marcelino
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Posts: 61
Registered: ‎10-25-2005
Message 2 of 2 (83 Views)

Re: change properties of layer in runtime programmatically

11-30-2005 06:51 AM in reply to: fmarcelino

I already solved this problem. Before applly the new properties to the layer, you must change the current layer to another one. Then it will work fine.

Thanks anyway.
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