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Insert Picture Example (C#)

This example shows how to insert a picture in a drawing document.

//--------------------------------------------------------------
// Preconditions:
// 1. Create a C# Windows console project.
// 2. Copy and paste this example into the IDE.
// 3. Add a reference to:
//    install_dir\APISDK\tlb\DraftSight.Interop.dsAutomation.dll.
// 4. Change the path and file name of the raster image to insert.
// 5. Start DraftSight and open a drawing.
// 6. Start debugging the project.
//
// Postconditions: See the DraftSight Command Window for output
// messages and all of your drawing's immediate child references.
//----------------------------------------------------------------

using DraftSight.Interop.dsAutomation;

using System;

using System.Runtime.InteropServices;

using System.Windows.Forms;

 

namespace GetChildReferences_CSharp

{

    class Program

    {

        static void Main(string[] args)

        { 

            DraftSight.Interop.dsAutomation.Application dsApp;

            Document dsDoc;

            Model dsModel;

            SketchManager dsSketchManager;

            ReferenceImage dsReference = null;

            // Dim dsPdfReference As DraftSight.PdfReference;

            // Dim dsDgnReference As DraftSight.DgnReference;

            ImageDefinition dsImageDefinition;

            PdfDefinition dsPdfDefinition;

            DgnDefinition dsDgnDefinition;

            object extDefTypeArray;

            object extDefArray;

            CommandMessage commandline;

 

            string imageFileName;

 

            // Connect to DraftSight

            dsApp = (DraftSight.Interop.dsAutomation.Application)Marshal.GetActiveObject("DraftSight.Application");

 

            // Abort any command currently running in DraftSight

            // to avoid nested commands

            dsApp.AbortRunningCommand();

 

                commandline = dsApp.GetCommandMessage();

 

                // Get active document

                dsDoc = dsApp.GetActiveDocument();

                if (dsDoc != null)

                {

 

                    // Get model space

                    dsModel = dsDoc.GetModel();

 

                    // Get Sketch Manager

                    dsSketchManager = dsModel.GetSketchManager();

 

                    // Specify raster image (*.png) to insert into the sketch

                    // Or you can specify a DGN or PDF reference

                    imageFileName = @"c:\test\list.png";

 

                    // Insert raster image using ISketchManager::InsertPicture

                    dsReference = dsSketchManager.InsertPicture(imageFileName, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 0.0);

                    // Or insert a DGN or PDF reference

                    // Set dsDgnReference = dsSketchManager.InsertDgn(imageFileName,...);

                    // Set dsPdfReference = dsSketchManager.InsertPdf(imageFileName,...);

 

                    if (dsReference == null)

                        commandline.PrintLine(imageFileName + " file not found.");

                    else

                        commandline.PrintLine("A reference was inserted in the drawing.");

                }

                else

                    commandline.PrintLine("There are no open documents in DraftSight.");

 

                // Get definition of the inserted raster image

                dsImageDefinition = dsReference.GetDefinition();

                // Or get the definition of the inserted DGN or PDF reference

                // Set dsPdfDefinition = dsPdfReference.GetDefinition();

                // Set dsDgnDefinition = dsDgnReference.GetDefinition();

                commandline.PrintLine("Image is loaded? " + dsImageDefinition.IsLoaded());

 

                // Get all immediate child references of the active document

                // In addition to the just inserted raster image, your drawing may

                // contain other immediate child references

                dsDoc.GetImmediateChildReferences(out extDefTypeArray, out extDefArray);

 

                object[] defArray;

                int[] defTypeArray;

                defTypeArray = (int[])extDefTypeArray;

                defArray = (object[])extDefArray;

 

                dsObjectType_e objecttype;

                object objectdefinition;

                int i;

 

                for (i = 0; i < defArray.Length; i++)

                {

                    objecttype = (dsObjectType_e)defTypeArray[i];

                    objectdefinition = defArray[i];

 

                    if ((objecttype == dsObjectType_e.dsImageDefinitionType))

                    {

                        dsImageDefinition = (ImageDefinition)objectdefinition;

                        commandline.PrintLine("Path: " + dsImageDefinition.GetPath());

                        commandline.PrintLine("Found In Path: " + dsImageDefinition.GetFoundInPath());

                    }

                    else if ((objecttype == dsObjectType_e.dsPdfDefinitionType))

                    {

                        dsPdfDefinition = (PdfDefinition)objectdefinition;

                        commandline.PrintLine("Path: " + dsPdfDefinition.GetPath());

                        commandline.PrintLine("Found In Path: " + dsPdfDefinition.GetFoundInPath());

                    }

                    else if ((objecttype == dsObjectType_e.dsDgnDefinitionType))

                    {

                        dsDgnDefinition = (DgnDefinition)objectdefinition;

                        commandline.PrintLine("Path: " + dsDgnDefinition.GetPath());

                        commandline.PrintLine("Found In Path: " + dsDgnDefinition.GetFoundInPath());

                    }

                }

            }

 

 

        }

    }



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