VS:Vectorworks 2019 Development
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Vectorworks 2019 is a Unicode application. Internally, Vectorworks uses UTF-16. To provide easier transition of Vector Scripts, the script engine uses UTF-8 Encoding.
Similarly to Vectorworks 2018, all sources files for Vector Script should be in UTF-8 text file encoding with or without BOM (Byte Order Mark).
In contract to previous version, Vector Script STRING type size was increased from 255 to 2048 bytes, which translates to a different maximum number of characters, depending on the symbols used as in UTF-8 some symbols can be represented by 4 bytes (for example)
Mac File Path Change
The Vectorscript functions VS:GetFile, VS:PutFile, VS:GetFolderPath and VS:FindFileInPluginFolder return a file path. For Vectorworks 2019, on the Macintosh platform, the path returned will be in the Posix format, rather than in the deprecated HFS format. If a Vectorscipt calls one of these functions and passes the file path returned into another Vectorscript function, no change should be needed. If a Vectorscipt calls one of these functions and checks that an HFS file path is returned on the Macintosh platform, the Vectorscript will probably need to be modified.
- Line Type API Change, see Line Type Reengineering Conversion Guide for Plug-ins