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Using the Development Kit with Visual Studio 2022

Hi everyone, In the last couple of weeks we got several questions regarding Visual Studio 2022 and the API DevKit. If you try to use VS 2022 to build your AddOns, you have to keep in mind a few things. First, Archicad 25 and Archicad 26 is built with...

GSDH and API10

Just tried the API for AC10 and I was extremely surprised, that it seems the GRC compiler now does not compile 'GSDH' resource. If I have correctly understood, instead of it was introduced 'DLGH'. I do not understand why it was impossible to keep 'GS...

Oleg by Advocate
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Walk Through

Can some walk me through creating the simplest of addons in VC++ .NET, say having one textbox and one button? Any help would be extremely appreciated. Thanks, Dipan Das

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Turn layers on/off in real time?

Is it possible you clever developers? I figure a box with the layer list where one could turn on/off layers in real time so that the model view updates accordingly. Purpose is to show different alternatives very easily and quickly. Yes or No?

Problem compiling ArchiCAD addon in VC++ .NET

Hi, I have just started learning how to create ArchiCAD addons using VC++ .NET. When I create a new ArchiCAD addon project and compile it it works fine. However when I try to add a new windows form, it fails to compile. Also, if somebody can send me ...

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Problems creating ArchiCAD addon in VC++

Hi, I have just started learning how to create ArchiCAD addons using VC++ .NET. When I create a new ArchiCAD addon project and compile it it works fine. However when I try to add a new windows form, it fails to compile. Also, if somebody can send me ...

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how to let the user stop a for-loop (DGModelessHandler?)

Hi! I am searching for a way to enable the user to stop a for-loop started by the addon. Example: { bool abort = false; CTestWindow window(abort); //modeless window with access to "abort" for (int i = 0; (i < 10) && !abort; i++) { Sleep(500); PRINT(G...

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ACAP_DLL.apx gone in SDK 10?

Hello, I'm currently trying to update our application to version 10. However the DLL plugin for dynamic Archicad calls (ACAP_DLL.apx) does not appear to be included in the SDK anymore, nor in the Archicad distribution itself. But the SDK documentatio...

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get the elements lying in a rectangular area

Hi Is there a way to query the element-database with a rectangular area? The result should be the elements which are inside the query-rectangle. Has anyone a hint how to achieve this? I found "ACAPI_Selection_SetMarquee", but the docu says: "The func...

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Work with API

Hi all I am brand new on this area (ArchiCad), but maybe someone can help me. I need to take a elements and components and all other things from ArchiCad to another (calculation) software. Is ArchiCad able to export this into some text (or XML) file?...

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