DefaultOutputDevice Example

Using Programming Languages other than VBA

Sub Example_DefaultOutputDevice()
	' This example reads and modifies the preference value that controls
	' the default output device for new layouts and model space.
	' When finished, this example resets the preference value back to
	' its original value.

	Dim ACADPref As AcadPreferencesOutput
	Dim originalValue As Variant, newValue As Variant

	' Get the output preferences object
	Set ACADPref = ThisDrawing.Application.preferences.Output

	' Read and display the original value
	originalValue = ACADPref.DefaultOutputDevice
	MsgBox "The DefaultOutputDevice preference is: " & originalValue

	' Modify the DefaultOutputDevice preference by changing it to "LOCALOUTPUT"
	ACADPref.DefaultOutputDevice = "LOCALOUTPUT"
	newValue = ACADPref.DefaultOutputDevice
	MsgBox "The DefaultOutputDevice preference has been set to: " & newValue

	' Reset the preference back to its original value
	' * Note: Comment out this last section to leave the change to
	'		 this preference in effect
	ACADPref.DefaultOutputDevice = originalValue
	MsgBox "The DefaultOutputDevice preference was reset back to: " & originalValue
End Sub