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PromptForSelectionOrKeyword Method (ICommandMessage)
Result as defined in dsPromptResultType_e

Displays the specified prompt and local keywords for selecting one or more entities in the command window and gets the user's input.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function PromptForSelectionOrKeyword( _
   bool SingleSelection As System.Boolean, _
   const dsString& Prompt As System.String, _
   const dsString& ErrorMsg As System.String, _
   const dsStringArray& GlobalKeywordStrArray As System.Object, _
   const dsStringArray& LocalKeywordStrArray As System.Object, _
   long PromptInit As System.Integer, _
   dsString* Keyword As System.String _
) As dsPromptResultType_e
dsPromptResultType_e PromptForSelectionOrKeyword( 
   System.bool SingleSelection,
   System.string Prompt,
   System.string ErrorMsg,
   System.object GlobalKeywordStrArray,
   System.object LocalKeywordStrArray,
   System.int PromptInit,
   out System.string Keyword
   SingleSelection : Boolean,
   Prompt : String,
   ErrorMsg : String,
   GlobalKeywordStrArray : Array,
   LocalKeywordStrArray : Array,
   PromptInit : Number
) : {
   Keyword : String,
   Result : String
COM native C++ 
HRESULT PromptForSelectionOrKeyword( 
   VARIANT_BOOL SingleSelection,
   BSTR Prompt,
   BSTR ErrorMsg,
   VARIANT GlobalKeywordStrArray,
   VARIANT LocalKeywordStrArray,
   LONG PromptInit,
   BSTR* Keyword,
   dsPromptResultType_e* Result
DSRESULT PromptForSelectionOrKeyword( 
   bool SingleSelection,
   const dsString& Prompt,
   const dsString& ErrorMsg,
   const dsStringArray& GlobalKeywordStrArray,
   const dsStringArray& LocalKeywordStrArray,
   long PromptInit,
   dsString* Keyword,
   dsPromptResultType_e* Result


True to prompt for a single selection, false to prompt for multiple selections
Prompt to display in the command window
Error message to display in the command window when the user's input is invalid
Array of global keywords, which are typically language independent (see Remarks)
Array of local keywords, which are typically translated to the local language (see Remarks)
Prompt initialization as defined in dsPromptInit_e (see Remarks)
Keyword input by the user
Result[out] or Return Value
Result as defined in dsPromptResultType_e


Local keywords can be seen in the prompt in the command window during user interaction. Global keywords cannot be seen in the prompt in the command window. However, users can type global keywords at the prompt in the command window if they know them.

If the PromptInit parameter is set to:

  • dsPromptInit_e.dsPromptInit_NoDefault and a value is specified for DefaultValue, then the value is not used or displayed in the prompt in the command window.
  • dsPromptInit_e.UsePromptExplanation, then call ICommandMessage::PromptExplanation to specify the text for PromptInit.

You can allow or disallow the selection of an entity by calling ISelectionManager::RemoveOptions before calling this method.


See Also


DraftSight V1R4.0

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