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Julian Carr

Getting the Fill Type Used By an Object

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Anyone know how to get the type of fill (hatch, tile or image) associated with an object? I know that GetFPat() will return a negative number for these fill types and you can get the name of the fill using GetVectorFill(), however this doesn't give you the fill type. There must be a way??





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I think I worked it out but the result is odd. Using GetVectorFill() you can get the name of the fill. Then using GetType(GetObject(FillName)), you get the object type as follows:


Hatch: 66

Tile: 108

Image: 119

Gradient: 120



Here is the test code I used, which works on the fill of the selected object:


Procedure T;
    h : HANDLE;
    s1 : STRING;
    n : LONGINT;
    Flag : BOOLEAN;
    h := FSActLayer;
    n := GetFPat( h );
    s1 := Index2Name(n);
    Flag := GetVectorFill(h, s1);
    message( n , '  ', s1, '  ', GetType(GetObject(s1)));


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