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InsertCurvedText Method (ISketchManager)

Inserts the specified text along the curve of the specified Arc.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function InsertCurvedText( _
   const dsString& Contents As System.String, _
   dsCircleArc* CircleArc As CircleArc _
) As ArcAlignedText
ArcAlignedText InsertCurvedText( 
   System.string Contents,
   CircleArc CircleArc
   Contents : String,
   CircleArc : dsCircleArc
) : dsArcAlignedText
COM native C++ 
HRESULT InsertCurvedText( 
   BSTR Contents,
   ICircleArc* CircleArc,
   IArcAlignedText** ArcAlignedText
DSRESULT InsertCurvedText( 
   const dsString& Contents,
   dsCircleArc* CircleArc,
   dsArcAlignedText** ArcAlignedText


Text string
ArcAlignedText[out] or Return Value


' Preconditions:
' 1. Create a VBA macro in a software product in which VBA is
'    embedded.
' 2. Copy and paste this example into the Visual Basic IDE.
' 3. Add a reference to the DraftSight type library,
'    install_dir\bin\dsAutomation.dll.
' 4. Start DraftSight.
' 5. Open c:\ProgramData\Dassault Systemes\DraftSight\Examples\pump housing.dwg.
' 6. Run the macro.
' Postconditions: Creates an Arc with "Curved Text" in the
' lower-left area of the drawing.
Option Explicit
Sub main()
    Dim dsApp As DraftSight.Application
    Dim dsDoc As DraftSight.Document
    Dim dsModel As DraftSight.Model
    Dim dsSketchManager As DraftSight.SketchManager
    Dim circlearc1 As DraftSight.CircleArc
    Dim arcAlignedText As DraftSight.arcAlignedText
    Dim curvedTextSettings As DraftSight.CurvedSettings
    Dim typeface As String
    Dim Bold As Boolean
    Dim Italic As Boolean
    Dim Charset As Long
    Dim pitchAndFamily As Long
    Dim dsSheet As DraftSight.Sheet
    Dim dsVarSheets As Variant
    Set dsApp = GetObject(, "DraftSight.Application")
    'Abort any command currently running in DraftSight
    'to avoid nested commands
    Set dsDoc = dsApp.GetActiveDocument()
    If Not dsDoc Is Nothing Then
        Set dsModel = dsDoc.GetModel()
        Set dsSketchManager = dsModel.GetSketchManager()
        Set circlearc1 = dsSketchManager.InsertArc(7.36982486789842, 1.85302055152848, 0#, 5.20869124502084, 1.54022710953838, 2.99868519349434)
        Set arcAlignedText = dsSketchManager.InsertCurvedText("Curved Text", circlearc1)
        Set curvedTextSettings = arcAlignedText.GetCurvedTextSettings
        curvedTextSettings.GetFontParameters typeface, Bold, Italic, Charset, pitchAndFamily
        MsgBox "No drawing open in DraftSight"
    End If
End Sub


After you create the curved text using this method, use ICurvedSettings to set its properties.

See Also


DraftSight 2018 SP2

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