Field Formatting Code

Function Syntax fieldformat
Current Version 1.0
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Program Description

This program enables the user to determine the field formatting code associated with the field expression held by a selected object.

Upon issuing the command syntax fieldformat at the AutoCAD command-line, the user will be prompted to select an annotation object containing one or more field expressions with formatting applied. Following a valid selection, the program will print the outermost (i.e. non-nested) formatting code applied to the last field expression held by the selected object to the command-line.

For a list of all formatting codes associated with every field expression held by the selected object, the user may consult the return of the LM:fieldformatting function defined in this program.

The program is compatible for use with Single-line Text (DText), Multiline Text (MText), Attributes, Multileaders & Dimensions containing one or more field expressions with formatting applied.

Example of Output

Upon selecting the following MText object containing a field expression referencing the length of an object, with several formatting options applied:

Field Example

The program may display the following output at the command-line:

Command: FIELDFORMAT
Select field:
Formatting code: "%lu2%pr2%ct8[1000]%th44"

The formatting code associated with the selected field is highlighted in cyan above.

Instructions for Running

Please refer to How to Run an AutoLISP Program.

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