Gets the character string for a menu or dialog box item associated with automated annotations.


#include "ltwrappr.h"

virtual L_INT LAnnAutomation::GetAutoText(uItem, pText, puLen)


L_UINT uItem

Constant that specifies the menu or dialog box item, which appears when the user presses the right mouse button. For lists of constants and their default values, refer to the following:

L_TCHAR * pText

Character string to be updated with the items character string.

L_SIZE_T *puLen

Pointer to variable to be updated with the length of the item's current character string.


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


Before calling this function, call LAnnAutomation::GetAutoTextLen to get the length of the text you want to retrieve.

Use LAnnAutomation::SetAutoText to modify the automated menu item.

Before calling this function, you must declare a variable as a pointer to a character string. Then, pass the variable in the pText parameter. This function will update the variable with the automation item's character string.

Required DLLs and Libraries


Win32, x64.

See Also




This example adds " - New" to the current "&Undo"
menu item.

L_INT LAnnAutomation_GetAutoTextExample(LAnnAutomation  * pAnnAutomation) 
   L_INT nRet; 
   L_TCHAR  * pText; /* The object’s text */ 
   HGLOBAL hText; /* Handle for memory management */ 
   L_SIZE_T TextLength; /* Length of the object’s text */ 
   /* Get the length of the current text */ 
   TextLength = pAnnAutomation->GetAutoTextLen(ANNAUTOTEXT_MENU_UNDO); 
   /* Add six characters to the length for our new text  */ 
   TextLength +=6; 
   /* Allocate and lock a zero-filled buffer for the text */ 
   hText = GlobalAlloc(GPTR,TextLength*sizeof(L_TCHAR) ); 
   pText = (L_TCHAR  *)GlobalLock( hText ); 
   /* Get the current text */ 
   nRet = pAnnAutomation->GetAutoText(ANNAUTOTEXT_MENU_UNDO, pText,&TextLength); 
   if(nRet != SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   /* Add " - New" to the end of the current text */ 
   lstrcat(pText,TEXT(" - New")); 
   nRet = pAnnAutomation->SetAutoText(ANNAUTOTEXT_MENU_UNDO, pText); 
   if(nRet != SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   /* Free memory that we no longer need */ 
   return SUCCESS; 

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