Join Josh Modglin for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up your environment, part of AutoCAD Add-ins Using VB.NET.
- [Narrator] To begin our first project…within Microsoft Visual Studio,…our very first AutoCAD.net plugin project…and we need to have the correct files that will reference…that AutoCAD.net application programming interface…or oftentimes, we'll see it abbreviated as API.…That Application Programing Interface.…Now, to build at that .net plugin…and to take advantage of the .net API…we need at least three required libraries.…
Libraries are going to have the extension .dll for the managed…type work that we're going to do with the .net.…That .dll actually stands Dynamic Link Library so oftentimes…we refer to them as libraries or .dll files.…Now you see the three that are required on the screen,…AcCoreMgd, AcDbMgd, and AcMgd.…Now the AC is short for AutoCAD.…
The Mgd stands for managed or .net API.…Now we need those three to any type of development…with the AutoCAD.net API in that plugin,…but there are other optional reference libraries…that we can reference and build and take advantage…of additional tools within the AutoCAD.net API…
- Creating a project using the Autodesk wizard
- Creating classes, command routines, and functions
- Manually creating projects
- Basic .NET functionality
- Working with database properties
- Working with transactions and TableRecords
- Getting a user-specified point and distance
- Creating and inheriting a base class object
- Creating a window interface
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Working with the Microsoft Visual Studio Development Environment
2. Creating Your First Project
3. Basic .NET Functionality
4. AutoCAD ApplicationServices Namespace
Creating a new drawing5m 40s
5. AutoCAD DatabaseServices Namespace
6. AutoCAD EditorInput Namespace
7. Class Object Fundamentals
8. Creating a Window Interface
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