AltSuppressZeroInches Example

Using Programming Languages other than VBA

Sub Example_AltSuppressZeroInches()
   ' This example creates an aligned dimension in model space and
   ' uses AltSuppressZeroInches to suppress or view the display of
   ' zero inches in the alternate dimension display

	Dim dimObj As AcadDimAligned
	Dim point1(0 To 2) As Double, point2(0 To 2) As Double
	Dim location(0 To 2) As Double

	' Define the dimension
	point1(0) = 0: point1(1) = 5: point1(2) = 0
	point2(0) = 12: point2(1) = 5: point2(2) = 0
	location(0) = 5: location(1) = 7: location(2) = 0

	' Create an aligned dimension object in model space
	Set dimObj = ThisDrawing.ModelSpace.AddDimAligned(point1, point2, location)

	' Enable alternate unit display
	dimObj.AltUnits = True

	' Set the dimension display to a style that works with AltSuppressZeroInches
	dimObj.AltUnitsFormat = acDimLArchitectural
	dimObj.AltUnitsScale = 2	' Set the alternate unit scale to be a multiple of 2


	Select Case MsgBox("Press OK to suppress or view the display of zero inches in the alternate dimension", vbOKCancel)
		Case vbOK
			' Toggle the display of zero inches for the alternate dimension value
			dimObj.AltSuppressZeroInches = Not (dimObj.AltSuppressZeroInches)
			ThisDrawing.Regen acAllViewports
		Case vbCancel
			Exit Sub
	End Select

	GoTo Toggle
End Sub