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Get DimensionStyle Names and Options Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to get the names and options of the DimensionStyles in a document and how to export the current view of the drawing to a PNG file.

'-------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Create a VB.NET Windows console project.
' 2. Copy and paste this project into the VB.NET IDE.
' 3. Add a reference to
'    install_dir\APISDK\tlb\DraftSight.Interop.dsAutomation.dllb.
' 4. Open the Immediate window.
' 5. Start DraftSight.
' 6. Click Start Debugging.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Specified document is opened.
' 2. The document's DimensionStyle names and options are printed to
'    the Immediate window.
' 3. The current view of the drawing is exported to a PNG file.
' 4. To verify step 3, open
'    C:\ProgramData\Dassault Systemes\DraftSight\Examples\B-44563.PNG
'    using an application like Microsoft Paint.
'------------------------------------------------------------
 
Imports System.IO
Imports DraftSight.Interop.dsAutomation
 
Module Module1
 
    Dim dsApp As DraftSight.Interop.dsAutomation.Application
 
    Sub Main()
 
        'Connect to DraftSight application
        dsApp = GetObject(, "DraftSight.Application")
        'Abort any command currently running in DraftSight
        'to avoid nested commands
        dsApp.AbortRunningCommand()
 
        'Open document
        Dim dsDoc As Document
        Dim docName As String
        docName = "C:\ProgramData\Dassault Systemes\DraftSight\Examples\B-44563.DWG"
        dsDoc = dsApp.OpenDocument2(docName, dsDocumentOpenOption_e.dsDocumentOpen_Default, dsEncoding_e.dsEncoding_Default)
        If dsDoc Is Nothing Then
            Debug.Print("Specified document did not open. Check path and file name.")
            Return
        End If
 
        'Get DimensionStyle manager
        Dim dsDimStyleManager As DimensionStyleManager
        dsDimStyleManager = dsDoc.GetDimensionStyleManager()
 
        'Get DimensionStyles and options for document
        Dim dsDimensionStyles As Object
        dsDimensionStyles = dsDimStyleManager.GetDimensionStyles()
        Dim index As Long
        If IsArray(dsDimensionStyles) Then
            For index = 0 To UBound(dsDimensionStyles) - 1
                Dim dsDimensionStyle As Object
                dsDimensionStyle = dsDimensionStyles(index)
                Debug.Print("")
                Debug.Print("Name of DimensionStyle: " & dsDimensionStyle.Name)
                'Print DimensionStyle's options
                PrintDimensionStyleOptions(dsDimensionStyle)
            Next
        End If
 
        'Export current view of drawing to PNG
        Dim dsExportDocument As DocumentExporter
        Dim exportFileName As String
        Dim status As Boolean
        dsExportDocument = dsDoc.GetDocumentExporter()
        exportFileName = "C:\ProgramData\Dassault Systemes\DraftSight\Examples\B-44563.PNG"
        dsExportDocument.ExportToPng(exportFileName, status)
        Debug.Print("")
        If status Then
            Debug.Print("Drawing exported as " & exportFileName & ".")
        Else
            Debug.Print("Export of drawing to PNG failed!")
        End If
    End Sub
 
    Sub PrintDimensionStyleOptions(ByRef dsDimensionStyle As DimensionStyle)
        'Angular DimensionStyle options
        Dim dsDimensionStyleAngularDimensionOptions As DimensionStyleAngularDimensionOptions
        dsDimensionStyleAngularDimensionOptions = dsDimensionStyle.GetDimensionStyleAngularDimensionOptions()
        Debug.Print("  Angular DimensionStyle options:  ")
        Debug.Print("    Precision: " & dsDimensionStyleAngularDimensionOptions.Precision)
        Debug.Print("    Format: " & dsDimensionStyleAngularDimensionOptions.Format)
        Debug.Print("    Hide leading zeroes: " & dsDimensionStyleAngularDimensionOptions.HideLeadingZeroes)
        Debug.Print("    Hide trailing zeroes: " & dsDimensionStyleAngularDimensionOptions.HideTrailingZeroes)
 
        'Dual DimensionStyle options
        Dim dsDimensionStyleDualDimensionOptions As DimensionStyleDualDimensionOptions
        dsDimensionStyleDualDimensionOptions = dsDimensionStyle.GetDimensionStyleDualDimensionOptions()
        Debug.Print("  Dual DimensionStyle options:  ")
        Debug.Print("    Precision: " & dsDimensionStyleDualDimensionOptions.Precision)
        Debug.Print("    Format: " & dsDimensionStyleDualDimensionOptions.Format)
        Debug.Print("    Hide leading zeroes: " & dsDimensionStyleDualDimensionOptions.HideLeadingZeroes)
        Debug.Print("    Hide trailing zeroes: " & dsDimensionStyleDualDimensionOptions.HideTrailingZeroes)
        'Fit DimensionStyle options
 
        Dim dsDimensionStyleFitOptions As DimensionStyleFitOptions
        dsDimensionStyleFitOptions = dsDimensionStyle.GetDimensionStyleFitOptions()
        Debug.Print("  Fit DimensionStyle options:  ")
        Debug.Print("    Placement of text: " & dsDimensionStyleFitOptions.FitDimensionText)
        Debug.Print("    Entity to move outside Dimension's extension lines: " & dsDimensionStyleFitOptions.FitGeometry)
        Debug.Print("    Hide arrows: " & dsDimensionStyleFitOptions.HideArrows)
        Dim dimensionScale As dsDimensionScale_e
        Dim scaleFactor As Double
        dsDimensionStyleFitOptions.GetDimensionScale(dimensionScale, scaleFactor)
        Debug.Print("    Scale factor: " & scaleFactor)
 
        'Linear DimensionStyle options
        Dim dsDimensionStyleLinearDimensionOptions As DimensionStyleLinearDimensionOptions
        dsDimensionStyleLinearDimensionOptions = dsDimensionStyle.GetDimensionStyleLinearDimensionOptions()
        Debug.Print("  Linear DimensionStyle options:  ")
        Debug.Print("    Precision: " & dsDimensionStyleLinearDimensionOptions.Precision)
        Debug.Print("    Format: " & dsDimensionStyleLinearDimensionOptions.Format)
        Debug.Print("    Hide leading zeroes: " & dsDimensionStyleLinearDimensionOptions.HideLeadingZeroes)
        Debug.Print("    Hide trailing zeroes: " & dsDimensionStyleLinearDimensionOptions.HideTrailingZeroes)
        'Tolerance DimensionStyle options
 
        Dim dsDimensionStyleToleranceOptions As DimensionStyleToleranceOptions
        dsDimensionStyleToleranceOptions = dsDimensionStyle.GetDimensionStyleToleranceOptions()
        Debug.Print("  Tolerance DimensionStyle options:  ")
        Debug.Print("    Precision: " & dsDimensionStyleToleranceOptions.Precision)
        Debug.Print("    Minimum value: " & dsDimensionStyleToleranceOptions.MinimumValue)
        Debug.Print("    Maximum value: " & dsDimensionStyleToleranceOptions.MaximumValue)
        Debug.Print("    Hide leading zeroes: " & dsDimensionStyleToleranceOptions.HideLeadingZeroes)
        Debug.Print("    Hide trailing zeroes: " & dsDimensionStyleToleranceOptions.HideTrailingZeroes)
 
    End Sub
 
End Module



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