Sets the metafile for an object that uses a metafile.


#include "l_bitmap.h"

L_LTANN_API L_INT L_AnnSetMetafile(hObject, hMetafile, uType, uFlags)



Handle to the annotation object.


Handle to a metafile.

L_UINT uType

Constant that indicates the metafile to set. Possible values are:

Value Meaning
ANNMETAFILE_USER [0x7FFF] user-defined metafiles
ANNMETAFILE_APPROVED [0] predefined metafiles - APPROVED
ANNMETAFILE_ASSIGNED [1] predefined metafile - ASSIGNED
ANNMETAFILE_CHECKED [2] predefined metafile -CHECKED
ANNMETAFILE_COPY [4] predefined metafile - COPY
ANNMETAFILE_DRAFT [5] predefined metafile - DRAFT
ANNMETAFILE_EXTENDED [6] predefined metafile - EXTENDED
ANNMETAFILE_FAX [7] predefined metafile - FAX
ANNMETAFILE_FAXED [8] predefined metafile - FAXED
ANNMETAFILE_INVOICE [10] predefined metafile - INVOICE
ANNMETAFILE_NOTICE [11] predefined metafile - NOTICE
ANNMETAFILE_OFFICIAL [12] predefined metafile - OFFICIAL
ANNMETAFILE_ONFILE [13] predefined metafile - ON FILE
ANNMETAFILE_PAID [14] predefined metafile - PAID
ANNMETAFILE_PASSED [15] predefined metafile - PASSED
ANNMETAFILE_PENDING [16] predefined metafile - PENDING
ANNMETAFILE_PROCESSED [17] predefined metafile - PROCESSED
ANNMETAFILE_RECEIVED [18] predefined metafile - RECEIVED
ANNMETAFILE_REJECTED [19] predefined metafile - REJECTED
ANNMETAFILE_RELEASE [20] predefined metafile - RELEASE
ANNMETAFILE_SENT [21] predefined metafile - SENT
ANNMETAFILE_SHIPPED [22] predefined metafile - SHIPPED
ANNMETAFILE_TOPSECRET [23] predefined metafile - TOP SECRET
ANNMETAFILE_URGENT [24] predefined metafile - URGENT
ANNMETAFILE_VOID [25] predefined metafile - VOID
ANNMETAFILE_HOTSPOT [26] predefined metafile for Hotspots and Freehand hotspots.
ANNMETAFILE_ENCRYPTOR [27] predefined metafile for an encrypt object in the encryptor state.
ANNMETAFILE_DECRYPTOR [28] predefined metafile for an encrypt object in the decryptor state

L_UINT 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_METAFILE menu item has been selected.


Value Meaning
SUCCESS The function was successful.
< 1 An error occurred. Refer to Return Codes.


The L_AnnSetMetafile function is valid only for the following object types:

If uType == ANNMETAFILE_USER, then hMetafile is the metafile handle. You can use any of the windows functions to create a metafile.

If uType is one of the ANNMETAFILE_XXX values, the hMetafile value is ignored and the default metafiles are used instead. The annotation DLL has 28 predefined metafiles. You can change the predefined metafiles by using the L_AnnSetPredefinedMetafile function.

The Stamp object (which includes the Rubber Stamp tools) can display text, a bitmap or a metafile. Only one of these three can be displayed at any timesetting the object to one of these destroys any settings for the other two.

Initially, the Stamp object displays text. The difference between the Stamp and the Rubber Stamp is that initially whereas the Stamp does not display an image, the Rubber Stamp tools are set to display different metafiles (one for each rubber stamp selection). Initially, the Hotspot, Freehand Hotspot, and Encrypt objects are also set to display predefined metafiles.

Calling the L_AnnSetMetafile function changes the metafile for the selected objects. Any new objects will still get the default metafile. To change the default metafiles for newly created objects that use metafiles, call the L_AnnSetPredefinedMetafile function.

Call the L_AnnGetMetafile function to retrieve a metafile for an object.

Required DLLs and Libraries


Win32, x64.

See Also




For an example, refer to L_AnnGetPredefinedMetafile.

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