How can i display a message in the text window using VBA?

Posted on 2009-02-19
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I would like to display message in the text window in a VBA application
Question by:BenCalvert
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darrenmcwi earned 2000 total points
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You could do something like the attached code.  Also, instead of using SendCommand to call lisp to bring up the Text window, you coulfd use something like SendKeys to push the F2 to the AutoCAD window and bring up the Text Window a little more cleanly.

Alternativel, Lisp has a lot better control over this sort of output. You might have better luck writing Lisp and to wrote what you want and calling that from VBA, or have VBA use another method to display the information to the user better suited to VBA coding like MsgBox.
Sub textscr()
    ' Send To Command Line
    ThisDrawing.Utility.Prompt "This goes to the command line" & vbCrLf
    ' Activate Text Screen
    ThisDrawing.SendCommand "(textscr)(princ)" & vbCr
End Sub

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also available is

ThisDrawing.Utility.Prompt "YourMessageHere"

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Oops sorry Darrinmcwi, your code has it already (It looks like a comment on my browser).

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This gives me the info I was looking for, thanks

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