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PromptForDistance Method (ICommandMessage)
True if the prompt appears in the command window, false if not

Displays the specified prompt and default value for the linear distance in the command window and gets the linear distance input by the user.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function PromptForDistance( _
   const dsString& Prompt As System.String, _
   double DefaultValue As System.Double, _
   double* Value As System.Double _
) As System.Boolean
System.bool PromptForDistance( 
   System.string Prompt,
   System.double DefaultValue,
   out System.double Value
   Prompt : String,
   DefaultValue : Number
) : {
   Value : Number,
   Result : Boolean
COM native C++ 
HRESULT PromptForDistance( 
   BSTR Prompt,
   DOUBLE DefaultValue,
   DOUBLE* Value,
DSRESULT PromptForDistance( 
   const dsString& Prompt,
   double DefaultValue,
   double* Value,
   bool* Result


Prompt message
Default value
User input linear distance
Result[out] or Return Value
True if the prompt appears in the command window, false if not

See Also


DraftSight V1R1.4

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