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IGetVisualProperties Method (IAnnotation)

Gets the visual properties of this annotation.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function IGetVisualProperties() As Integer
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IAnnotation
Dim value As Integer
value = instance.IGetVisualProperties()
int IGetVisualProperties()
int IGetVisualProperties(); 

Return Value

  • in-process, unmanaged C++: Pointer to an array of 5 longs (see Remarks)
  • VBA, VB.NET, C#, and C++/CLI: Not supported
  • See In-process Methods for details about this type of method.


    The return value is the following array of longs:

    [color, style, width, layerID, layerOverride ]


    color COLORREF returned as an integer. Return value can be 0 or -1 for default color.
    style Line style as defined in swLineStyles_e.
    width Line width as defined in swLineWeights_e.
    layerID Integer value indicating which layer holds this entity. The Layer object can be obtained
    by passing this integer value to ILayerMgr::GetLayerById or ILayerMgr::IGetLayerById.
    layerOverride Integer with bit flags set to determine which properties, if any, have been overridden
    with respect to the layer default properties. If the bit value is set, then the specific
    property or properties have been overridden. The bit indicators are: color = 0x1,
    style = 0x2, and width = 0x4. Therefore, if layerOverride was returned as 3, we know
    the color and style have been specifically set for this annotation and might not
    match the default values associated with this annotations layer.


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