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RolandOrzabal

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XOPEN file in Read-Only
« on: January 24, 2013, 11:51:02 pm »

Hi swampers...

i often work in a group and there's always an instance where in i need to open other's drawing using XOPEN but i need it to be read-only as to avoid editing / saving the drawing which is not mine and that the owner of that drawing can still open his drawing and edit it if he wants...

 Is there a way that i can use XOPEN and that the file being opened  will be on read-only mode?
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irneb

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Re: XOPEN file in Read-Only
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 12:43:01 am »
I don't think the XOpen command has a ReadOnly option.

Does your code already "know" the xref's entity/name/path? If not there are various ways to get it.

Once you have the path to the xref you could use the ActiveX Documents Collection's Open method. Note it has a readonly parameter.
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BlackBox

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Re: XOPEN file in Read-Only
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 08:51:33 am »
Once you have the path to the xref you could use the ActiveX Documents Collection's Open method. Note it has a readonly parameter.

Here's an old example.
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Randall Culp

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Re: XOPEN file in Read-Only
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2017, 08:10:26 pm »
"BUMP"

Anyone have anything that will trip XOPEN to read-only?? 

Or failing that a reactor of some kind that can redefine XOPEN to copy the selected XREF to a local junk directory and open it there??
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