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humberto
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Dynamic block parameters types

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08-08-2012 02:33 AM

 

Is there a way to know what kind parameter type is using in a

DynamicBlock Property

 

ROTATIONPARAMETERENTITY,  LINEARPARAMETERENTITY or POLARPARAMETERENTITY

 

I can't see an enum type of DynamicBlockReferenceParameter in AutoCAD .NET API. It may be missing from the API?

 

The following code snippet is used to change properties of a dynamic block. We should know exactly the parameter name to find in DynamicBlockReferenceProperty.PropertyName. We can find this name by checking the Properties pane of a dynamic block in AutoCAD. Just use AutoCAD to see all parameter names of a dynamic block to use in code.

 

DynamicBlockReferencePropertyCollection properties = blockReference.DynamicBlockReferencePropertyCollection;
for (int i = 0; i < properties.Count; i++)
{
    DynamicBlockReferenceProperty property = properties[i];
    if (property.PropertyName == "Position X")
    {
        property.Value = newValue;
    }
}

 

I would like the class DynamicBlockReferenceProperty to have a new property named PropertyType that is an enum of all dynamic block parameters. So it will help developers to work easier without knowing PropertyName string and PropertyTypeCode number, that are not strong-typed and intuitive.

 

-Khoa

Thanks Khoa

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khoa.ho
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Registered: ‎09-15-2011
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Re: Dynamic block parameters types

08-08-2012 09:06 AM in reply to: humberto

I can't see an enum type of DynamicBlockReferenceParameter in AutoCAD .NET API. It may be missing from the API?

 

The following code snippet is used to change properties of a dynamic block. We should know exactly the parameter name to find in DynamicBlockReferenceProperty.PropertyName. We can find this name by checking the Properties pane of a dynamic block in AutoCAD. Just use AutoCAD to see all parameter names of a dynamic block to use in code.

 

DynamicBlockReferencePropertyCollection properties = blockReference.DynamicBlockReferencePropertyCollection;
for (int i = 0; i < properties.Count; i++)
{
    DynamicBlockReferenceProperty property = properties[i];
    if (property.PropertyName == "Position X")
    {
        property.Value = newValue;
    }
}

 

I would like the class DynamicBlockReferenceProperty to have a new property named PropertyType that is an enum of all dynamic block parameters. So it will help developers to work easier without knowing PropertyName string and PropertyTypeCode number, that are not strong-typed and intuitive.

 

-Khoa

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humberto
Posts: 60
Registered: ‎06-03-2003
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Re: Dynamic block parameters types

08-08-2012 11:11 PM in reply to: khoa.ho

Thanks Khoa

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khoa.ho
Posts: 213
Registered: ‎09-15-2011
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Re: Dynamic block parameters types

08-09-2012 01:27 PM in reply to: humberto

You are welcome. I am happy that the answer met your question. I hope the future AutoCAD .NET API will have more convenient options to work with dynamic blocks.

 

-Khoa

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