User Interface for Container and Automation Objects

When using automated annotations, you can change the default properties of the user interface and the objects in the container by clicking on the container with the right mouse button. When you change the default properties, you are, in fact, changing the properties of the automation object that is associated with the container. The popup menu lets you do the following:

Grouping and Ungrouping Annotation Objects

When using Automated annotations, if the UserMode is set to ANNUSER_DESIGN, selecting or un-selecting an object that belongs to a container which is not the root container, makes all objects from that container to be selected or unselected. This allows all objects in a sub-container to be treated as a group.

Disabling Automation Menu Items

When you call LAnnAutomation::SetAutoText, if you pass an empty string, the menu item defined by uItem will be disabled and removed from the automation menu. To re-enable the menu item, you must call LAnnAutomation::SetAutoText and pass a valid string.

The default background color does not affect highlight, redaction, and note objects.

Use the LAnnotation::SetOptions function and the LAnnotation::GetOptions function to control the following features:

For more information about these features, refer to Key Annotation Features.

If the annotation objects are container, automation, text, text pointer, stamp, note, pushpin, or button objects it is possible to use the LAnnotation::GetTextOptions and the LAnnotation::SetTextOptions functions to set the objects to show or hide the text and to set the color of the text. In addition, if the annotation objects are text or stamp objects these functions can set the objects to show or hide the borders of the object. These features must be enabled using the LAnnotation::SetOptions function.

Use the LAnnotation::SetFillMode and LAnnotation::GetFillMode functions to manage the fill mode used by annotation objects.

For low-level implementation details, refer to the Container Annotation Object and the Annotation Automation Object topics.

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