TextInside Example

Using Programming Languages other than VBA

Sub Example_TextInside()
   ' This example creates an aligned dimension in model space and
   ' allows the user to toggle, forcing the dimension text between the extension lines
   ' using the TextInside property

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

	' Define the dimension
	point1(0) = 5: point1(1) = 5: point1(2) = 0
	point2(0) = 5.5: 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)

	Select Case MsgBox("Press OK to toggle forcing the dimension text inside the extension lines", vbOKCancel)
		Case vbOK
			' Toggle forcing the dimension text inside the extension lines
			dimObj.TextInside = Not (dimObj.TextInside)
			ThisDrawing.Regen acAllViewports
			' Read and display the new dimension TextInside value
			CurrentValue = IIf(dimObj.TextInside, "is now", "is not")
			MsgBox "The dimension text " & CurrentValue & " forced inside the extension lines"
		Case vbCancel
			Exit Sub
	End Select

	GoTo Toggle

End Sub