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IApplication Interface Members

The following tables list the members exposed by IApplication.

Public Properties

 NameDescription
 PropertyTemporaryEntityModeGets or sets temporary entity mode on or off.  
 PropertyVisibleGets or sets whether to show the DraftSight application.  
 PropertyWindowStateGets or sets the state of the DraftSight application window.  
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Public Methods

 NameDescription
 MethodAbortRunningCommandAborts the command that is executing.  
 MethodAddCommandContextMenuAdds a menu item to the specified command's context-sensitive menu.  
 MethodAddDefaultContextMenuAdds a menu item to the DraftSight default context-sensitive menu.  
 MethodAddMenuObsolete. Superseded by IWorkspace::AddMenu.  
 MethodAddObjectContextMenuAdds a menu item to the specified object type's context-sensitive menu.  
 MethodAddToolbarObsolete. Superseded by IWorkspace::AddToolbar.  
 MethodAddWorkspaceAdds the specified workspace to the list of DraftSight user-interface workspaces.  
 MethodCloseDocumentCloses the specified document.  
 MethodCreateColorPickerGets access to the DraftSight color picker, which allows users to assign standard and custom LineColors directly to entities, by Layer, or by Block.  
 MethodCreateCommandObsolete. Superseded by IApplication::CreateCommand2.  
 MethodCreateCommand2Obsolete. Superseded by IApplication::CreateCommand3 and IApplication::CreateCommand4.  
 MethodCreateCommand3Creates the specified command for the command window with support for the specified context-sensitive (F1) help.  
 MethodCreateCommand4Creates the specified command for the command window with support for the specified context-sensitive (F1) help.  
 MethodCreateCustomPropertyControlObsolete. Superseded by IApplication::CreateCustomPropertyControl2.  
 MethodCreateCustomPropertyControl2Creates a custom tab.  
 MethodCreateLineStyleCreates a simple LineStyle.  
 MethodCreateTrackerCreates a tracker, the mechanism that draws temporary entities along the cursor's path when prompting a user for a value, keyword, or selection.  
 MethodCreateUserCommandCreates a command for a menu item and toolbar.  
 MethodExitApplicationExits DraftSight.  
 MethodGetActiveDocumentGets the active document.  
 MethodGetActiveWorkspaceGets the active workspace for the DraftSight user interface.  
 MethodGetApplicationOptionsGets access to DraftSight application options.  
 MethodGetColorByIndexGets the LineColor using the specified index within the Standard Colors.  
 MethodGetCommandMessageGets the message in the command window.  
 MethodGetContextMenuItemsGets the top-level context-sensitive menu items added by IApplication::AddCommandContextMenu, IApplication::AddDefaultContextMenu, and IApplication::AddObjectContextMenu.  
 MethodGetDocumentsGets the open documents.  
 MethodGetDrawingSupportFilesGets access to the DraftSight options that get and set default paths and file names for these drawing-support files: alternate font, drawing, drawing template, external references, font mapping, library, LineStyle, and RichLineStyle.  
 MethodGetEntityHelperGets the IEntityHelper interface.  
 MethodGetHWNDGets the DraftSight application window handle.  
 MethodGetInterfaceFilesGets access to the DraftSight options that get and set default paths for these user-interface files: alias, custom icon, main customization, and custom menu.  
 MethodGetLanguageGets the name of the language supported by this DraftSight installation.  
 MethodGetLineStyleListFromFileGets the names of the simple LineStyles and their descriptions contained in the specified LineStyle file.  
 MethodGetMacroManagerGets the macro manager, which manages macro recording and which is available in DraftSight Premium only.  
 MethodGetMainWindowGets the DraftSight application window.  
 MethodGetMathUtilityGets the IMathUtility interface.  
 MethodGetMenuItemsObsolete. Superseded by IWorkspace::GetMenuItems.  
 MethodGetMessageFolderGets the path of DraftSight's messages folder.  
 MethodGetNamedColorGets the named LineColor.  
 MethodGetObjectTypeGets the type of specified object.  
 MethodGetPreviewBitmapGets the preview bitmap of the specified document.  
 MethodGetPreviewBitmapBytesGets a byte array of the preview bitmap for the specified document.  
 MethodGetPreviewBitmapFileGets the preview bitmap of the specified document and saves it as a Windows bitmap file (.bmp) using the specified file name.  
 MethodGetPreviewOfEntitiesCreates a preview bitmap of the specified entities and returns a byte array of the bitmap.  
 MethodGetPrintManagerGets the interface for printing.  
 MethodGetRecentFilesGets the paths and file names of the files most recently opened in DraftSight.  
 MethodGetRGBColorGets the LineColor for the specified RGB (Red, Green, Blue) color model values.  
 MethodGetRunningCommandGets the name of the executing command.  
 MethodGetSystemFilesGets access to the DraftSight options that get and set these system files: dictionary, font, Help, log, and support.  
 MethodGetToolbarsObsolete. Superseded by IWorkspace::GetToolbars.  
 MethodGetVersionGets the version of DraftSight.  
 MethodGetWebLinkGets the web URL of the landing page of an online HTML help system.  
 MethodGetWorkspaceGets the specified workspace for the DraftSight user interface.  
 MethodGetWorkspacesGets all workspaces in the specified user-interface state.  
 MethodIsTemporaryEntityGets whether the specified entity is a temporary entity.  
 MethodIsWebHelpEnabledGets whether DraftSight web help is enabled.  
 MethodNewDocumentCreates a new document using the specified template.  
 MethodOpenChmHelpOpens the specified help topic in the specified CHM file.  
 MethodOpenDocumentObsolete. Superseded by IApplication::OpenDocument2.  
 MethodOpenDocument2Opens the specified document.  
 MethodOpenHelpOpens the specified system help topic in the specified system help.  
 MethodOpenWebHelpOpens the specified web help URL.  
 MethodRecoverRecovers a damaged drawing file.  
 MethodRegisterOnIdleNotifyPost an event to the event queue.  
 MethodRemoveCommandRemoves the specified command.  
 MethodRemoveUserInterfaceRemoves an add-in's user interface from the DraftSight user interface.  
 MethodRunCommandRuns the specified command.  
 MethodRunScriptRuns the specified script.  
 MethodZoomZooms to a region of the drawing determined by the specified range and entities.  
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