AutoCAD 2006 VBA: A Programmer's Reference / Edition 2

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This book will help you take full advantage of the Visual Basic for Applications programming environment within AutoCAD 2006. Whether you want to automate routine tasks, or create sophisticated applications or design that can be generated programmatically, this book will empower you to make AutoCAD work for you.

This book is also suitable if you’re a power user who wants to make use of the advanced features of AutoCAD 2006 VBA, and you need a fast reference for the full AutoCAD object model. You’ll learn to run Autodesk design tasks in the embedded VBA environment. This book is loaded with source code examples, and gives you no matter your skill level the necessary tools to accomplish your AutoCAD 2006 automation tasks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590595794
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 9/23/2005
  • Series: Programmer's Reference Series
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2005
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 776
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe Sutphin's background includes more than 20 years in the machinery manufacturing industry. He has more than 14 years of computer-aided design experience with more than eight years of AutoCAD-specific experience. Joe is an Autodesk registered developer, and his work has appeared in the pages of Cadence and Cadalyst magazines. He has been programming for over 10 years, with the last five years spent focusing on Visual Basic. In 1998, he collaborated with Microsoft on a Visual Basic application case study.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The VBA integrated development environment (VBAIDE) 1
Ch. 2 Introduction to Visual Basic programming 23
Ch. 3 Application elements 55
Ch. 4 AutoCAD events 67
Ch. 5 User preferences 75
Ch. 6 Controlling layers and linetypes 87
Ch. 7 User interaction and the utility object 111
Ch. 8 Drawing objects 143
Ch. 9 Creating 3-D objects 173
Ch. 10 Editing objects 205
Ch. 11 Dimensions and annotations 231
Ch. 12 Selection sets and groups 259
Ch. 13 Blocks, attributes, and external references 285
Ch. 14 Views and viewports 321
Ch. 15 Layout and plot configurations 337
Ch. 16 Controlling menus and toolbars 355
Ch. 17 Drawing security 383
Ch. 18 Using the Windows API 391
Ch. 19 Connecting to external applications 403
Ch. 20 Creating tables 415
Ch. 21 The SummaryInfo object 427
Ch. 22 An illustrative VBA application 437
App. A AutoCAD object summary 447
App. B AutoCAD constants reference 631
App. C System variables 671
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