Programming AutoCAD in ObjectARX / Edition 1

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This one-of-a-kind text provides a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of ObjectARX and an understanding of the underlying AutoCAD database structure. While intended for users who have experience with C++, Microsoft's Visual C++ products, and AutoCAD, this text is the place to start for beginners interested in ObjectARX and AutoCAD. Written and presented in a style that is easy to follow, the text includes topics such as: the ADS development system as it applies to ObjectARX today; understanding AutoCAD's database and entity structure; Windows interface elements in ObjectARX; data storage; transactions and transaction managers. All topics are reinforced with sample applications and source code.

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Written for programmers familiar with Visual C++, this guide introduces the fundamentals of the ObjectARX application programming interface and the underlying AutoCAD database structure. Coverage includes the ADS development system, AutoCAD's entity structure, geometry classes, DCL dialogs, MFC dialogs, data storage, and transactions. The accompanying CD-ROM contains source code for most chapters. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766806436
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/19/2000
  • Series: Autodesk's Programmer Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 7.18 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Getting Started. Introduction. Programming AutoCAD Using AutoLISP, Visual Basic, ADS, and ObjectARX 2.0: Which One? What Version of C++? Why You Should Learn MFC. Dynamic Link Libraries (DLL). ARX Entry Point - arcxEntryPoint(). Creating Your First ARX Application: Creating the DLL, Starter Files, Inserting Files into the Visual C++ Project, Project Settings, and Modifying the Starter Files. Running the Hello1 ARX Application. Elements of the ARX Hello1 Application. Creating an ARX Application with a Custom Class: Creating an Application with a Class Derived from AcRxObject, Creating the CHelloClass, Running the Hello2 ARX Application, and Elements of the ARX Hello2 Application. Creating an ARX Application Using MFC: Creating an AppWizard MFC DLL., Modification of the AppWizard Generated Files, Project Settings for ARX/MFC, Elements of the ObjectARX Template Files, and Adding a New Class to the ARX/MFC Application. Debugging ObjectARX with the MSVC++5.x IDE.

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