I have created a dll that I can run from the command line just fine. However, I have been asked to do the following:
When the user opens a drawing a button will appear.
When the user clicks on the button the command contained in the dll will be executed.
I don't know how to do this and haven't been able to find much on this. Does anyone know how to do this? Any help would be appreciated. I am using AutoCAD 2011.
you can use the events from the DocumentCollection-object (Autodesk.AutoCAD.ApplicationServices.Application.
Just to think for your workflow: Check the situation that when AutoCAD just started you application is not loaded as long as you are working with NETLOAD.
HTH, - alfred -
I'm not sure that I understand. I thought that there would be a way to create a custom button that would basically execute the netload and then my custom command.
Are there any examples of this anywhere?
Thanks for your reply.
>> I thought that there would be a way to create a custom button that would basically execute the netload
That I don't understand ... ;(
As long as your application is not loaded ... who or what should create a "custom button"?
Well you can create a menu that is loaded, that menu has a button to load your app. But there is not function in the AutoCAD menues that will react when a drawing get's loaded. So there is also no chance to get this menu-part/button to "popup when a drawing is loaded" (that was your wish (so I understood the first message).
- alfred -
Can I add a button to an existing menu that when the user clicks the button the custom command that I have created will get loaded and executed? If so, how do I do this?
I'm sorry that I am slow but I am very new to AutoCAD.
Use this macro behind your button to run your command where dll full path is the full path to your dll file (should be local) I run AutoCAD Electrical so mine is "C:/Program Files/Autodesk/Acade 2012/mydll.dll". and command is the command you want to run.
C: NETLOAD;"dll full path" command