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Matthias Ganninger

Class Creation during a tool's DoSetUp (Beta Undo Alert 9)

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I am implementing a tool event sink by inheriting from VWFC::PluginSupport::VWTool_EventSink.


During DoSetUp I want to create a Vectorworks class if it doesn't already exist in the current document.
When trying that many "Beta Undo Alert 9" - warnings are thrown at me (see  attached image).


I tried to create an Undo step around the class creation but that did not help.
What am I missing here? Is there a recommended way of creating a class during DoSetUp without drowning in Beta Undo Alert 9 warnings?



VWSDK - ClassCreation.png

Edited by Matthias Ganninger

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The general practice would be to do something like:


// Create class newClassName
if (VWClass::IsValidClassName(newClassName)) {
    gSDK->SetUndoMethod( kUndoSwapObjects );
    gSDK->NameUndoEvent("Create default classes");
    VWClass classObjNew(newClassName);
    MCObjectHandle classH = gSDK->InternalIndexToHandle(classObjNew);


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