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*James Maeding
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how to get thumbnail of drawing

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01-05-2007 04:01 PM
I am doing some windows shell programming with .net and would like to be able to get the thumbnail bmp from a dwg file.
I saw some previous posts that used an arx to do this, but that is getting too 3rd party for me.
I am wondering if you can get the thumbnail without acad being installed.
thx
James Maeding
Civil Engineer and Programmer
jmaeding - athunsaker - com
*James Maeding
Message 2 of 6 (102 Views)

Re: how to get thumbnail of drawing

01-05-2007 04:07 PM in reply to: *James Maeding
I should have searched using Preview, not Thumbnail...Tony T posted this link:
http://www.vbaccelerator.com/home/net/code/libraries/Shell_Projects/Thumbnail_Extraction/article.asp

just what I wanted, thanks Tony
James Maeding
Civil Engineer and Programmer
jmaeding - athunsaker - com
*Tony Tanzillo
Message 3 of 6 (102 Views)

Re: how to get thumbnail of drawing

01-05-2007 07:48 PM in reply to: *James Maeding
That code has some problems....

Unfortunately, I didn't fix them on my own dime, or
I would've posted the revised code here.

--
http://www.caddzone.com

AcadXTabs: MDI Document Tabs for AutoCAD 2004/2005/2006/2007
http://www.acadxtabs.com

"James Maeding" wrote in message news:5443012@discussion.autodesk.com...
I should have searched using Preview, not Thumbnail...Tony T posted this link:
http://www.vbaccelerator.com/home/net/code/libraries/Shell_Projects/Thumbnail_Extraction/article.asp

just what I wanted, thanks Tony
James Maeding
Civil Engineer and Programmer
jmaeding - athunsaker - com
*Ben Stone
Message 4 of 6 (102 Views)

Re: how to get thumbnail of drawing

01-06-2007 08:57 AM in reply to: *James Maeding
Tony - could you please elaborate on what the problems are?

Ben

"Tony Tanzillo" wrote in message
news:5443099@discussion.autodesk.com...
That code has some problems....

Unfortunately, I didn't fix them on my own dime, or
I would've posted the revised code here.

--
http://www.caddzone.com

AcadXTabs: MDI Document Tabs for AutoCAD 2004/2005/2006/2007
http://www.acadxtabs.com

"James Maeding" wrote in message
news:5443012@discussion.autodesk.com...
I should have searched using Preview, not Thumbnail...Tony T posted this
link:
http://www.vbaccelerator.com/home/net/code/libraries/Shell_Projects/Thumbnail_Extraction/article.asp

just what I wanted, thanks Tony
James Maeding
Civil Engineer and Programmer
jmaeding - athunsaker - com
*Tony Tanzillo
Message 5 of 6 (102 Views)

Re: how to get thumbnail of drawing

01-06-2007 12:40 PM in reply to: *James Maeding
It's been a while and I don't have exact details,
but as best I can recall, there was a flaw in the
logic that caused it to progressively consume and
not release system resources.

--
http://www.caddzone.com

AcadXTabs: MDI Document Tabs for AutoCAD 2004/2005/2006/2007
http://www.acadxtabs.com

"Ben Stone" wrote in message news:5443257@discussion.autodesk.com...
Tony - could you please elaborate on what the problems are?

Ben

"Tony Tanzillo" wrote in message
news:5443099@discussion.autodesk.com...
That code has some problems....

Unfortunately, I didn't fix them on my own dime, or
I would've posted the revised code here.

--
http://www.caddzone.com

AcadXTabs: MDI Document Tabs for AutoCAD 2004/2005/2006/2007
http://www.acadxtabs.com

"James Maeding" wrote in message
news:5443012@discussion.autodesk.com...
I should have searched using Preview, not Thumbnail...Tony T posted this
link:
http://www.vbaccelerator.com/home/net/code/libraries/Shell_Projects/Thumbnail_Extraction/article.asp

just what I wanted, thanks Tony
James Maeding
Civil Engineer and Programmer
jmaeding - athunsaker - com
*Ben Stone
Message 6 of 6 (102 Views)

Re: how to get thumbnail of drawing

01-06-2007 01:22 PM in reply to: *James Maeding
Tony, thanks for the heads up.

Ben

"Tony Tanzillo" wrote in message
news:5443311@discussion.autodesk.com...
It's been a while and I don't have exact details,
but as best I can recall, there was a flaw in the
logic that caused it to progressively consume and
not release system resources.

--
http://www.caddzone.com

AcadXTabs: MDI Document Tabs for AutoCAD 2004/2005/2006/2007
http://www.acadxtabs.com

"Ben Stone" wrote in message
news:5443257@discussion.autodesk.com...
Tony - could you please elaborate on what the problems are?

Ben

"Tony Tanzillo" wrote in message
news:5443099@discussion.autodesk.com...
That code has some problems....

Unfortunately, I didn't fix them on my own dime, or
I would've posted the revised code here.

--
http://www.caddzone.com

AcadXTabs: MDI Document Tabs for AutoCAD 2004/2005/2006/2007
http://www.acadxtabs.com

"James Maeding" wrote in message
news:5443012@discussion.autodesk.com...
I should have searched using Preview, not Thumbnail...Tony T posted this
link:
http://www.vbaccelerator.com/home/net/code/libraries/Shell_Projects/Thumbnail_Extraction/article.asp

just what I wanted, thanks Tony
James Maeding
Civil Engineer and Programmer
jmaeding - athunsaker - com
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