CommandInputs Object

Derived from: Base Object

Description

Provides access to the set of inputs for a command. Command inputs are used to gather inputs from the user when a command is executed. The set of inputs used by a command are created and added to the command with the methods in this class.

Defined in namespace "adsk::core" and the header file is <Core/UserInterface/CommandInputs.h>.

Methods

Name Description
addAngleValueCommandInput Adds a new angle value input to the command. This displays a field in the command dialog where an angle value can be entered. It displays the angle in the dialog using degrees. There is also a graphical manipulator associated with the input to allow the user to graphically set the value. You use the setManipulator method of the returned AngleValueCommandInput object to define the position and orientation of the manipulator.
addBoolValueInput Adds a new boolean input to the command. The input can be shown as a check box or a button. If it's a button you need to specify the resource folder to define the icon to use. Buttons don't have an up or down state but can just be clicked.
addBrowserCommandInput Adds a new command input to the command that behaves as a browser.
addButtonRowCommandInput Adds a new row of buttons as a command input. Depending on the isMultiSelectEnabled argument it can act like an option list where only a single button on the row can be selected at a time or multiple buttons can be selected. The buttons are defined by using the returned ButtonRowCommandInput object.
addDirectionCommandInput Adds a new direction command input to the command. The input can be shown as a check box or a button. If it's a button you need to specify the resource folder to define the icon to use for the Button.
addDistanceValueCommandInput Adds a new distance value input to the command. This displays a field in the command dialog where a distance value can be entered. It displays the distance in the dialog using current document default unit. There is also a graphical manipulator associated with the input. You use the setManipulator method of the returned DistanceValueCommandInput object to define the position and orientation of the manipulator.
addDropDownCommandInput Adds a new empty drop-down input to the command. drop-downs of various types are supported. To add items to the drop down use the returned DropDownCommandInput object.
addFloatSliderCommandInput Adds a new slider input to the command. The value type is double.
addFloatSliderListCommandInput Adds a new slider input to the command. The value type is float.
addFloatSpinnerCommandInput Adds a new spinner input to the command. The value type is float.
addGroupCommandInput Adds a new Group input to the command. Group Command inputs organize a set of command inputs into a collapsible list within a command dialog.
addImageCommandInput Adds a new Image input to the command.
addIntegerSliderCommandInput Adds a new slider input to the command. The value type is integer.
addIntegerSliderListCommandInput Adds a new slider input to the command. The value type is integer.
addIntegerSpinnerCommandInput Adds a new spinner input to the command. The value type is integer.
addRadioButtonGroupCommandInput Adds a new Radio Button Group input to the command.
addSelectionInput Adds a new selection input to the command. This allows you to get entity selections from the user. The default behavior is that only one entity can be selected and it can be of any type. To change the selection behavior to select specific types and control the number of items selected use the methods and properties on the returned SelectionCommandInput object. You can also use the selectionEvent event that's associated with the command to have additional control over the selection process.
addStringValueInput Adds a new string input to the command.
addTabCommandInput Adds a new Tab input to the command. Tab command inputs contain a set of command inputs and/or group command inputs
addTableCommandInput Adds a new table command input to the command.
addTextBoxCommandInput Adds a text box input to the command.
addTriadCommandInput Adds a new triad command input to the command. The input is initially invisible to allow you to define the desired behavior and then set the isVisible property to true when you're ready to display the triad.

The creation of a triad command input results in displaying many input fields in the command dialog. For example, there can be individual fields for the X, Y, and Z offset distances, the X, Y, and Z scales, the X, Y, and Z angles, etc. You control which fields are visible by setting properties on the returned TriadCommandInput. Even though each of these appears as an individual input in the command dialog, and they are all associated with the single TriadCommandInput object. It also results in graphics widgets being displayed to allow the user to define the values graphically.

When a new triad is created, it displays all inputs except those that control scaling. You can use the properties on the returned triad to define the inputs you want to display further.

To simplify your command dialog it can be useful put the TriadCommandInput within a GroupCommandInput so it's apparent to the user these items are related and they can be collapsed to reduce clutter in the dialog. This also allows you to label the set of displayed inputs by using the name of the GroupCommandInput.
addValueInput Adds a new value input to the command.
classType Static function that all classes support that returns the type of the class as a string. The returned string matches the string returned by the objectType property. For example if you have a reference to an object and you want to check if it's a SketchLine you can use myObject.objectType == fusion.SketchLine.classType().
item Returns the specified command input using an index into the collection.
itemById Returns the command input that has the specified ID.

Properties

Name Description
command Gets the parent Command object.
count Gets the number of inputs.
isValid Indicates if this object is still valid, i.e. hasn't been deleted or some other action done to invalidate the reference.
objectType This property is supported by all objects in the API and returns a string that contains the full name (namespace::objecttype) describing the type of the object.

It's often useful to use this in combination with the classType method to see if an object is a certain type. For example: if obj.objectType == adsk.core.Point3D.classType():

Accessed From

AngleValueCommandInput.commandInputs, BoolValueCommandInput.commandInputs, BrowserCommandInput.commandInputs, ButtonRowCommandInput.commandInputs, Command.commandInputs, CommandInput.commandInputs, DirectionCommandInput.commandInputs, DistanceValueCommandInput.commandInputs, DropDownCommandInput.commandInputs, FloatSliderCommandInput.commandInputs, FloatSpinnerCommandInput.commandInputs, GroupCommandInput.children, GroupCommandInput.commandInputs, ImageCommandInput.commandInputs, InputChangedEventArgs.inputs, IntegerSliderCommandInput.commandInputs, IntegerSpinnerCommandInput.commandInputs, RadioButtonGroupCommandInput.commandInputs, SelectionCommandInput.commandInputs, SliderCommandInput.commandInputs, StringValueCommandInput.commandInputs, TabCommandInput.children, TabCommandInput.commandInputs, TableCommandInput.commandInputs, TextBoxCommandInput.commandInputs, TriadCommandInput.commandInputs, ValidateInputsEventArgs.inputs, ValueCommandInput.commandInputs

Samples

Name Description
Command Inputs API Sample

Creates a command dialog that demonstrates all of the available command inputs.

To use the sample, create a new Python or C++ script and copy and paste this code, replacing the default code. You also need to unpack this zip file which contains a resource folder into the same folder where the source code file (.py or .cpp) is.

Selection Events API Sample The sample demos how to use selection events of a command.

Version

Introduced in version August 2014