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Dasharnb777
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Registered: ‎02-22-2012
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How to start programming on .NET for AutoCAD?

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03-24-2012 03:30 PM

So I decided to try programming for ACAD on .NET and I have MS VS 2010 installed and ObjectARX 2009 downloadded and unzipped. So what's next. What shoud I do to start programming?

As I understand I need ObjectARX to use AutoCAD .NET API's, and to be able to use "using System.Autodesk..." library. Am I right?

Thank you.

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Mike.Wohletz
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Registered: ‎07-29-2008
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Re: How to start programming on .NET for AutoCAD?

03-24-2012 09:11 PM in reply to: Dasharnb777

Since you have downloaded ObjectARX2009 I am going to guess that you are working in AutoCAD 2009, but what type of application are you wanting to start with? If you are looking to start with an add-in than look at this http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?id=18162650&siteID=123112, it is based on the AutoCAD 2010 thru 2012 family, but I think that everything covered in that will also apply to 2009. If you are looking to start with a standalone EXE application to control AutoCAD than I am sure we can fine some samples on that as well here.

I would also look at  doing some searching on this blog http://through-the-interface.typepad.com/, most of the code is in C# but can be converted here http://www.developerfusion.com/tools/convert/csharp-to-vb/

 

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KerryBrown
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Registered: ‎11-29-2008
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Re: How to start programming on .NET for AutoCAD?

03-24-2012 09:59 PM in reply to: Mike.Wohletz

Mike.Wohletz wrote:

< .. > most of the code is in C# but can be converted

 


... or you could just use c#  :smileyhappy:

 

further references.

http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=32381.0

 

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Dasharnb777
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Registered: ‎02-22-2012
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Re: How to start programming on .NET for AutoCAD?

03-24-2012 11:58 PM in reply to: Mike.Wohletz

Thanx for the suggestions. Generally I don't know what exactly I want to get from my programmng but it would be something that will control pagesetup ofthe drawing. So I need to learn a lil bit about it. And fortunately I prefer C# and not VB.

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Dasharnb777
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Registered: ‎02-22-2012
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Re: How to start programming on .NET for AutoCAD?

03-25-2012 06:01 AM in reply to: Dasharnb777

So seems like I found what I need! Just downloaded .NET Wizard and now I can create AutoCADplugin in my VS 2010 and there I can define System.Autodesk.... etc. Thanks!

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