Handle Property

Gets the handle of an object.

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All Drawing objects, Block, Blocks, Dictionary, Dictionaries, DimStyle, DimStyles, Group, Groups, Layer, Layers, Layout, Layouts, Linetype, Linetypes, ModelSpace Collection, PaperSpace Collection, PlotConfiguration, PlotConfigurations, RegisteredApplication, RegisteredApplications, TextStyle, TextStyles, UCS, UCSs, View, Views, Viewport, Viewports, XRecord
The object or objects this property applies to.


String; read-only
The handle of the entity.


An object ID and a unique handle are the two ways of referencing an object. A handle is persistent (stays the same) in a drawing for the lifetime of the object.

In general, use a handle unless you plan to work with certain ObjectARX functions that require an object ID.