Sets the length of the tic mark of an ANNOBJECT_RULER or ANNOBJECT_RULER. The tic marks are the perpendicular lines that measure the units.


#include "ltwrappr.h"

virtual L_INT LAnnAutomation::SetTicMarkLength(dLength, uFlags)


L_DOUBLE dLength

The new length of the ruler object's tic mark.

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 LAnnotation::IsSelected and LAnnotation::SetSelectedfunctions.
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_TEXT menu item has been selected.


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


The tic mark length applies only to the following annotation objects:

The dLength is expressed in pixels, not in points. The length is for the whole line, not just from the intersection point with the ruler to the end point of the tic mark it is from one end of the tic mark to the other end of the tic mark

Note that a ruler can have tic marks of different lengths. For example, the ruler shown in the figure below has tic marks with several different lengths. In this case, *pdLength represents the length of the longest tic mark.


Required DLLs and Libraries


Win32, x64.

See Also




// This example doubles the length of the tic mark

L_INT LAnnAutomation_SetTicMarkLengthExample(LAnnAutomation *pObject)  
   L_INT nRet;  
   L_DOUBLE dLength;  
   L_TCHAR szMsg[200];  
   nRet = pObject->GetTicMarkLength(&dLength);  
   if (nRet == SUCCESS)  
      wsprintf(szMsg, TEXT("Old Tic Mark Length: %f\nNew Tic Mark Length %f"),dLength,2 * dLength);  
      nRet = pObject->SetTicMarkLength(2 * dLength, 0);  
      if(nRet != SUCCESS) 
         return nRet; 
      MessageBox(NULL, szMsg, TEXT(""), MB_OK);  
      return nRet; 
   return SUCCESS; 

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