#include "l_bitmap.h"

L_LTANN_API L_INT L_AnnGetUnit(hObject, puUnit, pUnitAbbrev, puUnitAbbrevLen, puRulerPrecision)

Gets the current unit of measurement values set by the L_AnnSetUnit function.



Handle to the annotation automation object.

L_UINT *puUnit

Address of the variable to be updated with the object's unit of measurement. Possible values are:

Value Meaning
ANNUNIT_INCH [0x0000] inches
ANNUNIT_FEET [0x0001] feet
ANNUNIT_YARDS [0x0002] yards
ANNUNIT_MICROMETERS [0x0003] micrometers
ANNUNIT_MILLIMETERS [0x0004] millimeters
ANNUNIT_CENTIMETERS [0x0005] centimeters
ANNUNIT_METERS [0x0006] meters
ANNUNIT_TWIPS [0x0007] twips
ANNUNIT_POINTS [0x0008] points
ANNUNIT_PIXELS [0x0009] pixels
ANNUNIT_DISPLAY [0x000C] Display (1/100 inch)
ANNUNIT_DOCUMENT [0x000D] Document (1/300 inch)

L_TCHAR *pUnitAbbrev

Address of the character string to be updated with the unit abbreviation string to be displayed after the distance.

L_SIZE_T *puUnitAbbrevLen

Address of the variable to be updated with the length of the unit abbreviation string.

L_UINT *puRulerPrecision

Address of the variable to be updated with the number of digits to be displayed after the decimal place.


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


The following annotation objects utilize one or more rulers as part of the annotation:

In addition, the Automation object (ANNOBJECT_AUTOMATION) stores default unit settings along with the other object default settings.

The default unit of measure for ruler, polyruler, and crossproduct objects is smart English. With the smart units, the unit changes with the length. For example, if the length is 11 inches (assuming the default precision of 2 is being used), "11.00 in" displays whereas if the length is 15 inches, "1 ft 3.00 in" displays. Call the L_AnnSetUnit function to set the unit of measurement and its precision for the ruler. The precision indicates how many digits to display to the right of the decimal point in the length. Call the L_AnnGetUnit function to get the unit of measurement and its precision for the ruler. The L_AnnGetDistance2 function gets the length of each ruler that makes up an object, and the total length of all rulers.

To find out the size of the buffer required by pUnitAbbrev, call L_AnnGetUnit and pass NULL for the pUnitAbbrev parameter.  The length of the pUnitAbbrev string will be returned in the * puUnitAbbrevLen argument.  Allocate a buffer of the appropriate size (*puUnitAbbrevLen + 1).  Then call L_AnnGetUnit a second time and pass the address of the buffer for the pUnitAbbrev argument.

Required DLLs and Libraries


Win32, x64.

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