VS:GetPickObjectInfo

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Description

Function GetPickObjectInfo returns a handle to an object found at a user selected point.

Parameter subH returns a handle to a sub-selectable object (e.g., a symbol in a wall) if such an object exists. Parameter message is currently unused, and always returns 0.

FUNCTION GetPickObjectInfo(
pX,pY  :REAL;
VAR h  :HANDLE;
VAR subH  :HANDLE;
VAR message  :INTEGER) : BOOLEAN;
def vs.GetPickObjectInfo(p):
    return (BOOLEAN, h, subH, message)

Parameters

p REAL Coordinate location to test for object.
h HANDLE Returns handle to object.
subH HANDLE Returns handle to sub selectable object.
message INTEGER Resereved for future use. Specify a dummy INTEGER variable.

Remarks

same as PickObject except it return the sub-selected object, if any, and a message. See Rich D. for more details.


Only picks objects on the active class & layer, or on other classes/layers if the class/layer options are set to Show/Snap/Modify (respectively). Essentially, it will only pick an object that you could have picked manually with the Selection Tool. Same goes for the PickObject function.

The parameter "message" should be changed to something else, since there is a built-in call by this name.

with the following, able to get a handle on objects within a group- group can be in a design layer, seen through a viewport, or within a symbol. handle is hx. opens the door to make edits without entering containers through groups/vps or symbols, if objects are inside group.

GetPt(X,Y);
h:=PickObject(x,y);
IF GetPickObjectInfo(x, y, h, hx, message) THEN BEGIN

Example

VectorScript

PROCEDURE Example;
VAR
pX :REAL;
pY :REAL;
hObject :HANDLE;
hSymbol :HANDLE;
dummyVar :INTEGER;
BEGIN
WHILE NOT GetPickObjectInfo(pX,pY,hObject,hSymbol,dummyVar) DO BEGIN
GetPt(pX,pY);
Message('X: ',pX,'Y: ',pY);
END;
END;
RUN(Example);

Python

def PickPointCallback(pt):
	global isObjectSelected
	vs.Message('X: ',pt[0],'Y: ',pt[1])
	isObjectSelected,hObject,hSymbol,dummyVar = vs.GetPickObjectInfo(pt[0],pt[1])
	

def Example():		
	while not isObjectSelected:
		vs.GetPt(PickPointCallback)	
		
isObjectSelected = False
Example()

Version

Availability: from VectorWorks8.0

See Also

VS Functions:

VS:PickObject | VS:ForEachObjectAtPoint

VS Functions:

[[VS:PickObject]]

| [[VS:ForEachObjectAtPoint]]
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