Any trick to using dwgDB.saveas on a drawing database that the user has open but NOT current on his screen?
For example, the user has DWG1 open and DWG2 open and currently active, my program modifies DWG1 (inactive) and when the program tries to run...
dwg1DB.SaveAs(filename, true, DwgVersion.Current, dwg1DB.SecurityParameters)
it errors with an elock violation, even though I lock the document with dwg1DOC.LockDocument before I try to save and unlock it after.
The same code runs fine on the current document so at this time I just ended making the other document current just to save it then switch back to previously current document.
What am I missing to save a document that is open but not current?
As I understand it, since the Document is already open in the Editor, you'd either have to have the Editor save the Document via SendStringToExecute(), or consider an extension method via the AcadDocument.Save() method.
Here are a couple of example threads:
AcadDocument.save() works great regardless of whether the document is current or not.
You're welcome; I'm happy to help.