Copies the annotation objects into a memory location so that the next TIFF saved will contain these annotations in a Wang compatible TIFF tag.


#include "ltwrappr.h"

virtual L_INT LAnnContainer::SaveTag(uFormat=ANNFMT_TIFFTAG, bSelected=FALSE)


L_UINT uFormat

Format for saving annotation data. Possible values are:

Value Meaning
ANNFMT_TIFFTAG [0x0002] Save the object in WANG format, along with all LEAD properties not supported by the Wang specification.
ANNFMT_WANGTAG [0x0003] Save only the properties supported by the Wang specification.

L_BOOL bSelected

Flag that indicates which objects to save. Possible values are:

Value Meaning
TRUE Save all objects that have the selected property set to TRUE. For getting and setting the selected property, use the LAnnotation::IsSelected and LAnnotation::SetSelected functions.
FALSE Save only the specified object.


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


After calling this function, saving an image as a TIFF format will cause the annotations to be saved in a tag in the TIFF file.

The annotations will not be saved unless you also save an image in one of the TIFF formats:

This tag can be cleared using LFileSettings::SetTag.

Required DLLs and Libraries


Win32, x64.

See Also




L_INT LAnnContainer_SaveTagExample(LAnnContainer& LeadAContainer) 
   L_INT nRet; 
   // set Wang Compatibility mode for annotations 
   nRet = LeadAContainer.SaveTag( ANNFMT_WANGTAG, FALSE); 
   if(nRet != SUCCESS) 
      MessageBox(NULL, TEXT("Error creating annotation data.\n The file will be saved without annotations.\n\n"),TEXT("Annotation Error"),MB_OK); 
      return nRet; 
   return SUCCESS; 
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