#include "l_bitmap.h"

L_LTANN_API L_INT L_AnnSetLineStyle(hObject, uLineStyle, uFlags)


handle to the annotation object

L_UINT uLineStyle;

constant that specifies the line style

L_UINT uFlags;

flags that determine which objects to process

Sets the line style of one or more annotation objects.

Parameter Description
hObject Handle to the annotation object.
uLineStyle The constant that specifies the line style. Possible line style values are:
  Value Meaning
  ANNLINE_SOLID [0] Solid line
  ANNLINE_DASH [1] Dashed line
  ANNLINE_DOT [2] Dotted line
  ANNLINE_DASHDOT [3] Dash dot line
  ANNLINE_DASHDOTDOT [4] Dash dot dot line
  ANNLINE_NULL [5] No line
  Note: Windows displays all lines greater than 1 pixel as solid.
  To see the possible line styles, refer to Illustration of Line Styles for Annotations.
uFlags Flags that determine which objects to process. Most of the flags apply only to container objects. You can combine values when appropriate by using a bitwise OR ( | ). The following are valid values:
  Value Meaning
  0 Process only the specified object.
  ANNFLAG_SELECTED [0x0001] Process only objects that have the selected property set to TRUE. For getting and setting the selected property, use the L_AnnGetSelected and L_AnnSetSelected functions.
  ANNFLAG_NOTTHIS [0x0004] Process only one level of objects within the specified container, not the container itself. If there are containers within the container, they are modified, but the objects within them are not.
  ANNFLAG_RECURSE [0x0008] Process objects within a container, and within any subcontainers, down to any level.
  ANNFLAG_NOTCONTAINER [0x0002] (Used with ANNFLAG_RECURSE) Process objects within containers, not the containers themselves.
  ANNFLAG_NOINVALIDATE [0x0010] Do not invalidate the affected rectangle in the window. Use this to avoid generating unwanted paint messages.
  ANNFLAG_CHECKMENU [0x0020] Process objects only if the ANNAUTOTEXT_MENU_LINE menu item has been selected.



The function was successful.

< 1

An error occurred. Refer to Return Codes.


This function applies to multiple and selected objects based on values of the uFlags parameter.

This function does not affect objects that do not have this property or that do not let you change the property. For descriptions of the various types of objects and their properties, refer to Types of Annotations.

Required DLLs and Libraries


For a listing of the exact DLLs and Libraries needed, based on the toolkit version, refer to Files To Be Included With Your Application.


Win32, x64.

See Also


L_AnnSetLineWidth, L_AnnGetLineWidth, L_AnnGetLineStyle, L_AnnGetLineFixedWidth, L_AnnSetLineFixedWidth


Annotation Functions: Object Properties


Annotation Objects - Default Values


Annotation Objects - Automated Features


Implementing an Automated Annotation Program


Implementing a Non-automated Annotation Program


Altering Annotation Object Settings


L_INT AnnSetLineStyleExample(HANNOBJECT hAnnObject) 
   L_INT nRet; 
   L_UINT LineStyle; /* Line style property of  the object  */ 
   /* Set the style to a dashed line, unless it is already dashed */ 
   nRet = L_AnnGetLineStyle(hAnnObject, &LineStyle); 
   if(nRet != SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   if (LineStyle == ANNLINE_DASH) 
       MessageBox (NULL, TEXT("Already dashed line"), TEXT("Notice"), MB_OK); 
       nRet = L_AnnSetLineStyle(hAnnObject, ANNLINE_DASH, 0); 
       if(nRet != SUCCESS) 
          return nRet; 
   return SUCCESS; 
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