AllowLongSymbolNames Property

Determines if symbol names may include extended character sets, or more than 31 characters.

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The object or objects this property applies to.


Boolean; read-write

TRUE: Use extended symbol names.

FALSE: Use restricted symbol names.

System variables

The value of this property is stored in the EXTNAMES system variable.


The initial value of this property is TRUE.

Extended symbol names may contain up to 255 characters and A-Z, 0-9, spaces, and any special character not used by Microsoft Windows and AutoCAD for other purposes.

Restricted symbol names may contain up to 31 characters and A-Z, 0-9, dollar sign ($), underscore (_), and hyphen (-).

This property applies to the names of non-graphical objects (such as linetypes and layers) that are stored in symbol tables.