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SetSelectionmode occ700

Guido van Hilst not specified's picture

We are porting from occ 6.9.0 to occ700

I discovered that AIS_InteractiveObject​::SetSelectionMode is not there anymore.

How can we set the selection mode for an AIS_Object ?

thanks, Guido

Guido van Hilst not specified's picture

I have read in release notes:

AIS_InteractiveObject::mySelectionMode has been removed –

now each selectable object can define its own selection mode for “global” selection of the whole object. The whole object selection mode is 0 by default for all standard interactive objects;

That means we now have to derive a custom AIS_InteractiveObject and keep selectionmode?

We have lots of AIS_Shape object that uses the SetSelectionMode?

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Dear Guido,

Removed AIS_InteractiveObject::SetSelectionMode (const Standard_Integer aMode) method simply stored the passed integer value in the class field.

Since it is possible to activate several selection modes for a given interactive object instance at the same time, this method contradicted with other AIS package API.

Applications that used this method can implement selection mode caching if it is necessary.


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Guido van Hilst not specified's picture

Thank you very much for your kind reply.

Yes in occ690 the default selection-mode could be get and set. (basically a property)

If I understand correct:  the only way in occ700 to change the default selection mode is to use virtual mechanism?

What about users who are using occ-bindings ,  java/c# wrappers?

Can I inherit in java/c# from AIS_Shape?

Can I activate multiple selection modes without inheritance?

Forum supervisor's picture

"Default Selection" does not sound very useful for standard presentations.
If you need all AIS_Shape are to be activated with specific selection mode - why you don't do it within extended AIS_InteractiveContext::Display() syntax?

Concerting external bindings - overloading of virtual methods is actually possible.
It has been used at least with C# wrapper (advanced OCC sample) for writing custom AIS_InteractiveObject presentations overriding ::Compute() and ::ComputeSelection() methods.

Regards, FSR

Guido van Hilst not specified's picture

Ah yes,i understand, thank you,

We where actually setting the display-mode before the AIS_Shape was in the AIS_InteractiveContext.

Thus now we pass the "default-selection-mode" in the AIS_InteractiveContext.Display(...)

Its great that your c# wrappers support inheritance :)