PickFirst Example

Using Programming Languages other than VBA

Sub Example_PickFirst()
	' This example reads and modifies the preference value that controls
	' whether you select objects before (noun-verb selection) or after
	' you issue a command.
	' When finished, this example resets the preference value back to
	' its original value.

	Dim ACADPref As AcadPreferencesSelection
	Dim originalValue As Variant, newValue As Variant

	' Get the selection preferences object
	Set ACADPref = ThisDrawing.Application.preferences.Selection

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

	' Modify the PickFirst preference by toggling the value
	ACADPref.PickFirst = Not (ACADPref.PickFirst)
	newValue = ACADPref.PickFirst
	MsgBox "The PickFirst 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.PickFirst = originalValue
	MsgBox "The PickFirst preference was reset back to: " & originalValue
End Sub