vlax-make-safearray

Creates a safearray

```(vlax-make-safearray type '(l-bound . u-bound)
['(l-bound . u-bound)...)]
```

A maximum of 16 dimensions can be defined for an array. The elements in the array are initialized as follows:

Numbers

0

Strings

Zero-length string.

Booleans

:vlax-false

Object

nil

Variant

Uninitialized (vlax-vbEmpty)

Arguments

type

The type of safearray. Specify one of the following constants:

vlax-vbInteger (2)â€ƒInteger

vlax-vbLong (3)â€ƒLong integer

vlax-vbSingle (4)â€ƒSingle-precision floating-point number

vlax-vbDouble (5)â€ƒDouble-precision floating-point number

vlax-vbString (8)â€ƒString

vlax-vbObject (9)â€ƒObject

vlax-vbBoolean (11)â€ƒBoolean

vlax-vbVariant (12)â€ƒVariant

The integer shown in parentheses indicates the value to which the constant evaluates. It is recommended that you specify the constant in your argument, not the integer value, in case the value changes in later releases of AutoCAD.

'(l-bound . u-bound)

Lower and upper index boundaries of a dimension.

Return Values

The safearray created.

Examples

Create a single-dimension safearray consisting of doubles, beginning with index 0:

```_\$ (setq point (vlax-make-safearray
vlax-vbDouble '(0 . 3)))
```
```#<safearray...>
```

Use the vlax-safearray->list function to display the contents of the safearray as a list:

```_\$ (vlax-safearray->list
point)
```
```(0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0)
```

The result shows each element of the array was initialized to zero.

Create a two-dimension array of strings, with each dimension starting at index 1:

```_\$ (setq matrix (vlax-make-safearray
vlax-vbString '(1 . 2) '(1 . 2) ))
```
```#<safearray...>
```