MicroStation CONNECT DgnPlatformNet
Programming Examples
C#

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Development Tools

Development Tools: Visual Studio, BMake and Windows
Title Article Location Comments
Message Center for .NET Developers Notification Manager The Notification Manager composes messages for the MicroStation Message Center
Visual Studio and BMake An overview of Microsoft Visual Studio and Bentley Make as build tools
Windows Set up your Windows environment to build a MicroStation AddIn application

DgnPlatformNet Article Index

Enumeration

DgnPlatformNet C# Articles
Title Article Location Comments
Model Enumeration Enumerating DGN models in a DGN file Discusses model enumeration
File Enumeration Enumerating DGN files Discusses file enumeration
Scanning Overview Programmer's overview of scanning Discusses the background to scanning
Introduction to Element Scanning and Enumeration Element Scanning and Enumeration Demonstrates two simple techniques to get element information from a model
More Element Scanning More Element Scanning Demonstrates a more advanced scanning technique to filter elements from a model
Advanced Element Scanning Scanning for Tag Elements Demonstrates tag scanning and EC relationships

Harvesting DGN Data

DgnPlatformNet C# Articles
Title Article Location Comments
Introduction to Element Scanning and Enumeration Element Scanning and Enumeration Demonstrates two simple techniques to get element information from a model
Scanning Overview Programmer's overview of scanning Discusses the background to scanning
More Element Scanning More Element Scanning Demonstrates a more advanced scanning technique to filter elements from a model
Advanced Element Scanning Scanning for Tag Elements Demonstrates tag scanning and EC relationships
Harvesting DGNLibs Harvesting Data from DGNLibs Demonstrates how to obtain settings data from design libraries.
Harvesting Table Seeds Harvesting Text Table seeds from DGNLibs Demonstrates how to obtain Table seeds from design libraries.
Harvest Item Type Instance Data Acquiring Item instance data Demonstrates EC schema and EC query for harvesting Item instance data

Element Creation

DgnPlatformNet C# Articles
Title Article Location Comments
Place a Cell or Shared Cell Element How to create a cell element Demonstrates use of COM class via InterOp
Create an Element How to create a shape element Demonstrates use of .NET class DgnPrimitiveTool
CurveVector.CloneWithFillets How to use CurveVector.CloneWithFillets Demonstrates use of CurveVector to fillet the corners of a rectangle
Fillet between Lines An interactive tool to construct a fillet between two lines Demonstrates use of DRay3d and TryCircularFilletBetweenRays

Element Manipulation

DgnPlatformNet C# Articles
Title Article Location Comments
Rotate an Element How to rotate an element interactively Demonstrates use of .NET class DgnElementSetTool and rotation matrices
Highlight an Element How to highlight an element Demonstrates use of .NET classes ElementAgenda, ElementAgendaDisplayable
Focus on an Element How to zoom to an element in a view Demonstrates use of .NET class ViewGroup and others
Element Mensuration How to measure element geometric properties Demonstrates use of CurveVector to perform mensuration

Forms and Dialogs

DgnPlatformNet C# Articles
Title Article Location Comments
.NET TopLevelForm TopLevelForm Class A base class that shows how to integrate your form design with MicroStation using Visual Studio

Miscellaneous

DgnPlatformNet C# Articles
Title Article Location Comments
Configuration Variables ConfigurationManager class How to get and set configuration variable values in your code
Is DGN File? Determine whether a file is a DGN file Can MicroStation open a file?
Message Center for .NET Developers Notification Manager The Notification Manager composes messages for the MicroStation Message Center