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How do you get the Entity Name?

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09-18-2006 03:51 PM
Does anyone know how to get the entity name (code -01) from an entity. I am using vb.net 2005 with AuotCAD 2007.

I also am using AutoCAD Intent that returns the entity name but I need to get to the handle or ObjectId.
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Re: How do you get the Entity Name?

10-17-2006 01:44 PM in reply to: stuartshaw
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Re: How do you get the Entity Name?

10-30-2006 09:18 AM in reply to: stuartshaw
For comparison purposes you could simply use TypeOf.

If TypeOf entEntity Is Line Then
' Some code
End If

Note that Autodesk.AutoCAD.DatabaseServices must be imported
to use the Line type directly.

If you want the name of the entity without comparison then you could do this:

Dim strName as String
strName = entEntity.GetType.ToString

That will return something like "Autodesk.AutoCad.DatabaseServices.Line"

Dim strTypes() As String
strTypes= entEntity.GetType.ToString.Split(".")
strName = strTypes(strTypes.GetUpperBound(0))

That will return just "Line"
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