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VB.NET create Toolbar

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08-23-2013 12:26 PM



I would like help in creating a VB.NET toolbar in AutoCAD map 3D 2011. I assume it would be close to creating a Ribbon but i have an no luck. one way I did it but does not seem to work is by this code below


'' Create toolbar
Dim groups As Object = Application.MenuGroups
Dim group As Object = groups.item(0)
Dim toolbars As Object = group.Toolbars
Dim toolbar As Object = toolbars.add("Field Engineering ToolBar")


'' Directory of bitmap images
Dim dir As String = "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD Map 3D 2011\FEimages"


'' New Map Button
Dim mapBtn As Object = toolbar.AddToolbarButton(0, "Make Map Button", "Helpstring button", "MAKEMAP ", False)
mapBtn.SetBitmaps(dir & "\Map_bmp.BMP", dir & "\Map_bmp.BMP")


this only seemed to work in visual stuido 2010 but then on deployment it failed, i assume I'm doing this wrong. 


The goal is to build a toolbar that can be used in "map classic workspace" as I have older autocad users that like this view over the ribbon.

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Re: VB.NET create Toolbar

09-05-2013 04:48 AM in reply to: chase.hochstrasser



Please do let me know if you have any issues in getting the cui sample to work. 

I haven't worked with AutoCAD Map, but I would expect the sample project to work in any of the AutoCAD Verticals.



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