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Is it possible to have a persistant higlight  of objects like with the Subtract Solids command dialog, whereas one can traverse through the selected objects during the dialog?

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No, you need SDK functions for that. The only vs/py function for highlighting is TrackObject()

 

You can use regular selection highlighting while in the dialog as well as use temporary geometry. Your easiest option might be to get the bounding box of each object and draw a colored rectangle using the coordinates. The begin/endContext commands help keep undo clean for temporary geometry. 

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Thanks!

What I'm after is from a PIO, using a button to show a dialog like the Subtract solid, to 'highlight' which part of the object will be edited.

 

I already thought about a temporary object, but it only got created after the dialog closed... perhaps you know a way to create a temporary rectangle within the Begin and Endcontext()? A second option would be to use a SymbolDisplayControl within the dialog, but somehow that seems like an overkill...

 

Any Ideas for the first option are welcome!

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Dialogs should draw the new objects before they are closed.  You may need to issue a Redraw() or RedrawAll() to see the new objects.  

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