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Last picked line is left selected after macro is run

TimSharp
6-Contributor

Last picked line is left selected after macro is run

I've done a few macros that ask the user to select a couple of points on a drawing and then the macro draws something based on the position of the points.

The problem is that despite adding 'select none' into the macro, a line at one of the selected points always remains selected after the macro has finished.

I've done a minimalist version below to illustrate the point.

macro test_select
message "Pick a point on your drawing"
define me as MouseEvent
define start_x as point
define start_y as point
me = Wait MouseClick
start_x = me.ptMMGrid.x
start_y = me.ptMMGrid.y
create line (start_x + 10) (start_y + 10) (start_x + 25) (start_y + 25)
select none

end macro

Theres no problem if you just pick an empty point on the drawing, but if the cursor snaps to a line or ellipse, that line or ellipse becomes selected and remains so after the macro finishes.

Is there a way to stop this?

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A quick, untested suggestion, is to insert another select none before creating the line.

TimSharp
6-Contributor
(To:thendricks)

Thanks Trevor

I originally had a select none both before and after creating the line but as it didn't work, I took one of them out!

Hi

macro test_select
message "Pick a point on your drawing"
define me as MouseEvent
define start_x as point
define start_y as point
me = Wait MouseClick
start_x = me.ptMMGrid.x
start_y = me.ptMMGrid.y
create line (start_x + 10) (start_y + 10) (start_x + 25) (start_y + 25)
select none

"write macro for selecting any text - just to divert selection"

select none

end macro

This is an untested answer.

I hope this works

TimSharp
6-Contributor
(To:Vaduga1)

Thanks Vaduga (or is it Nathan?) and welcome to the forums.

I'll have a try using your suggestion of adding a bit to the macro to select again before exiting and see if it works

Hello Tim,

macro test_select
message "Pick a point on your drawing"
define me as MouseEvent
define start_x as point
define start_y as point
me = Wait MouseClick
start_x = me.ptMMGrid.x
start_y = me.ptMMGrid.y
create line (start_x + 10) (start_y + 10) (start_x + 25) (start_y + 25)
select none

CUT

Paste_samePosition

Select none

end macro

Thanks & Regards

Vaduga

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