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MexicanCustard

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AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard)
« on: April 11, 2012, 09:47:20 AM »
Anybody using the wizard available here - http://spiderinnet1.typepad.com/?

Looks great but when I install the .msi its not showing up in VS2010 PRO.  Just wondering if anyone else is using it and if they did something special to get it to install.
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Re: AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard)
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 10:12:55 AM »
I have installed it and it works on VS2010 express c#, but there are problems when running it from the vb version.

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Re: AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard)
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 10:45:06 AM »
Do you have VS 2008 & 2010 installed?
Does it show up in 2008 if both installed?

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Re: AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard)
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 10:53:14 AM »
I only have VS2010 installed.
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Jeff H

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Re: AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard)
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 11:46:21 AM »
Try this as it worked for me
 
-Right-Click on msi and click Unblock
-Run again and repair.
-Start Vs 2010
-Start new project
----Not sure about this one but did not notice it unit I changed Framework to 3.5 and back to 4.0
-Click on language(CSharp,VB,etc..) root node
 

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Re: AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard)
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012, 11:57:05 AM »
Wow , someone put some effort into this.

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Re: AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard)
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012, 01:40:43 PM »
Wow , someone put some effort into this.

I also use Express, but don't have rights to install without IT; could you elaborate?

I've been using the AutoCAD .NET Wizard that Kean recommended, and it's worked fine so far, so is there any advantage for this new(-er) one?
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Re: AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard)
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2012, 02:44:51 PM »
Have not gone through it but just glanced at it for a second, but has a ton a templates built and options to select for templates.
 
The code generated could be great, or it could just download porn for all I know but quickly glances at it and the amount of templates and options looked impressive.
 
 
To get a idea just look at the link posted by MC
http://spiderinnet1.typepad.com/
 
Project Templates
http://spiderinnet1.typepad.com/blog/2012/03/using-acadnetaddinwizard-in-visual-basic-2008-express-to-create-autocad-net-addins.html
 
Some of the item templates
http://spiderinnet1.typepad.com/blog/2012/04/define-lisp-functions-in-vbnet-using-lispfunction-definer-of-acadnetaddinwizard.html
http://spiderinnet1.typepad.com/blog/2012/03/create-circle-jig-quickly-using-entity-jigger-of-autocad-net-addin-wizard-acadnetaddinwizard.html

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Re: AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard)
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2012, 04:38:22 PM »
While I did briefly skim the link in the OP, I had no idea that all of that documentation was available on the site... I thought clarification was needed regarding the installed files. Sorry to waste your time, Jeff. I appreciate the additional links.

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Re: AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard)
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2012, 05:50:42 PM »
WOW indeed!

Very interesting.

It's amazing what you can do when you don't know what you can't do.
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MexicanCustard

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Re: AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard)
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2012, 08:50:40 AM »
Thanks Jeff!. I just looked under the root folder for c# add it was there. I just dont have the folder for the add-in showing all the individual templates.

*EDIT*
Just used it to test it out and the startup is excellent. It gives alot of control over naming gives me options on which AutoCAD to use during debugging.  Creates a LISP routine to Autoload your app while debugging. Adds more references and usings.  So far, far and away better than the Autodesk version.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2012, 08:54:34 AM by MexicanCustard »
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Jeff H

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Re: AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard)
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2012, 09:19:32 AM »
All the different templates are item templates which are templates like('class', 'interface') so you add them to a project so once you got a project created you can
right-click on project file --> Add --> New Item
Then select Autocad Addin

MexicanCustard

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Re: AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard)
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2012, 10:13:05 AM »
All the different templates are item templates which are templates like('class', 'interface') so you add them to a project so once you got a project created you can
right-click on project file --> Add --> New Item
Then select Autocad Addin

DOH! :ugly: Thanks Jeff! Works as intended now.

What a find! Autodesk should just post this on their SDK site and throw theirs away.
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Re: AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard)
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2012, 11:01:00 AM »
Silly question, I've unblocked and installed to default folder, but am still not able to see the add-in(s) in VS2010 (full). I've changed the framework, created foo projects for each 3.5 and 4.0, closed, reopened... nothing shows up.  :|

Have I overlooked something?
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Re: AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard (AcadNetAddinWizard)
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2012, 02:00:16 AM »

Does anyone know the identity of the writer/author/owner at http://spiderinnet1.typepad.com/blog/ ?
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