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Linetype - How to catch errors

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02-08-2012 10:35 AM

When I load the linetype file

 

'' Load the Center Linetype
acCurDb.LoadLineTypeFile(sLineTypeName, gstrc_SFR_LineType_FullFileName)

 

How do I detect if the linetype is in the Linetype file? How do I do my error checking here in the ACAD way? 

 

Currently I just search the acad.lin or sfr.lin Text File to see if the LineType Exists. This works.

 

But I was curious how would you check the linetype file via the Acad API,

to see if the linetype definition name exists in the file? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Linetype - How to catch errors

02-08-2012 03:00 PM in reply to: VB_Autocad_guy

Try/catch, resorting to the CONTINUOUS linetype hard-coded into AutoCAD in the event an error is thrown.

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Re: Linetype - How to catch errors

02-09-2012 07:47 AM in reply to: VB_Autocad_guy

or, with reference to the example from the developers guide, open the linetypetable and check whether linetypetable.has(linetype). in addition to reverting to any particular linetype - which may be perfectly fine - you can check for alternative linetypes and/or load a particular linetype file.

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