LAnnotation::Define

#include "ltwrappr.h"

virtual L_INT LAnnotation::Define(pPoint, uState)

Specifies the shape when creating or transforming an annotation object. This function specifies one point in the current window each time it is called.

Parameters

LPPOINT pPoint

Pointer to a POINT structure. The points in the array must be in the order in which the vertices are connected. To define the line that closes a polygon, the last point in the array is connected to the first point of the array. To define a rectangle, the last point is the opposite vertex of the first point.

L_UINT uState

State of the process of modifying the annotation object. Possible values are:

Value Meaning
ANNDEFINE_BEGINSET [0] This is the first point to define a new object.
ANNDEFINE_BEGINMOVE [1] This is the point from which to move the object.
ANNDEFINE_BEGINROTATE [2] This is the starting point for calculating the angle of rotation.
ANNDEFINE_BEGINRESIZE [3] This is the starting point for calculating the how to resize the object.
ANNDEFINE_BEGINSELECT [4] This is the first corner of the rectangle used to select objects.
ANNDEFINE_APPEND [5] This is the next point when defining an object that requires more than two points.
ANNDEFINE_UPDATE [6] This is the current mouse position during creation of the object. Use this on a mouse move event to reflect the current shape of the object.
ANNDEFINE_END [7] This is the last point.
ANNDEFINE_BEGINMOVESELECTED [8] This is the point from which to move all selected objects.
ANNDEFINE_BEGINROTATESELECTED [9] This is the starting point for calculating the angle of rotation for all selected objects.
ANNDEFINE_BEGINRESIZESELECTED [10] This is the starting point for calculating the how to resize all selected objects.
ANNDEFINE_BEGINMOVENAME [12] This is the starting point from which to move the object name.
ANNDEFINE_SETANCHORPOINT [13] This is an anchor point. Use this value when rotating an annotation object around a point other than its center. When doing this, call LAnnotation::Define with this flag prior to calling LAnnotation::Define with the ANNDEFINE_BEGINROTATE flag.
ANNDEFINE_BEGINMOVEPOINT [11] This is a starting point, used when moving one point on an annotation object

The behavior depends on the annotation object being manipulated.

This can be used to move a single point on any of the following annotation objects:

ANNOBJECT_LINE
ANNOBJECT_POLYLINE
ANNOBJECT_POLYGON
ANNOBJECT_POINTER
ANNOBJECT_FREEHAND
ANNOBJECT_FREEHANDHOTSPOT
ANNOBJECT_RULER
ANNOBJECT_CROSSPRODUCT
ANNOBJECT_PROTRACTOR
ANNOBJECT_CURVE
ANNOBJECT_CURVECLOSED

You can use ANNDEFINE_BEGINMOVEPOINT to perform a simultaneous rotate and resize for the following objects: When doing this, call LAnnotation::Define with the ANNDEFINE_SETANCHORPOINT flag prior to calling LAnnotation::Define with the ANNDEFINE_BEGINMOVEPOINT flag.

(Note that you must set an anchor point prior to using ANNDEFINE_BEGINMOVEPOINT)

ANNOBJECT_RECT
ANNOBJECT_ELLIPSE
ANNOBJECT_HILITE
ANNOBJECT_REDACT
ANNOBJECT_TEXT
ANNOBJECT_NOTE
ANNOBJECT_STAMP
ANNOBJECT_HOTSPOT

Returns

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

Comments

Before calling this function, you must create the object, and the object must have a window handle (which can be inherited from the container).

To specify the shape of an object that is defined by a polygon, you call this function repeatedly to create an array of points, which must be in the order in which the vertices are connected. To define the line that closes a polygon, the last point in the array is connected to the first point of the array.

You can also call this function on mouse move events during the definition of an object to update the current view of the object being defined. Thus, this function can handle the display of the object during and after its creation.

When rotating or resizing an object, you call this function for the first point and last point, and this function determines the angle of rotation or resize parameters based on the difference in the points.

When rotating an annotation object around a point other than its center, call [LAnnotation:Define with the ANNDEFINE_SETANCHORPOINT flag set, prior to calling [LAnnotation:Define with the ANNDEFINE_BEGINROTATE flag set. For example, to rotate an object around the point (10,20) in client coordinates, do the following:

(Assume that pMousePos->pt is the current mouse location in client coordinates)

POINT ptLocation; 
ptLocation.x = 10; 
ptLocation.y = 20; 
pLAnnotationObject->Define(&ptLocation, ANNDEFINE_SETANCHORPOINT); 
pLAnnotationObject->Define(&pMousePos->pt, ANNDEFINE_BEGINROTATE); 
 
// One or more ANNDEFINE_APPEND 
pLAnnotationObject->Define(&pMousePos->pt, ANNDEFINE_APPEND); 
pLAnnotationObject->Define(&pMousePos->pt, ANNDEFINE_END); 

Required DLLs and Libraries

Platforms

Win32, x64.

See Also

Functions

Topics

Example

L_INT LAnnotation_DefineExample(LAnnPolygon  * pAnnObject,HWND hWnd) 
{ 
   L_INT nRet; 
   RECT   rClientRect; 
   POINT  MyPoint; 
 
   GetClientRect(hWnd,&rClientRect) ; 
 
   // Set the point for the opposite corner of the rectangle 
   MyPoint.x = rClientRect.right / 2; 
   MyPoint.y = rClientRect.bottom / 2; 
    
   // Finish defining the rectangular annotation object  
   nRet = pAnnObject->Define( &MyPoint, ANNDEFINE_END); 
 
   return nRet; 
} 
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