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Stefan Bender

How to select PIO in wall using SDK routines?

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Dear developers,

 

our window and door tools create PIOs that are inserted into a wall. The user clicks on a position in the drawing and the PIO is created there, if the position is over a wall, the PIO is inserted into that wall (i.e., the wall gets a symbol break and the PIO is the break's "symbol"). So far, so good. But unfortunately it does not seem to be possible to select the inserted PIO visibly. I called SelectObject of course, but no selection handles to be seen (the wall itself is NOT selected). I checked at the very end of my tool's HandleComplete() function that IsSelected() returns true for the PIO, but no selection handles are visible and the OIP remains blank. Is there a special trick to select PIOs in wall breaks? Or is it a bug in ISDK::SelectObject?

 

Thanks for any help,


Stefan Bender

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Just a guess, but try setting the parent wall to selected as well. Looking at the selection status in Debug List View, container objects are always flagged as selected when their children are selected.

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Thanks Joshua, that seems to be a good approach. It also activates all other symbols/PIO within the wall, but maybe I can deselect the ones I don't need afterwards.

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