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How to develop ARX applications for AutoCAD?

A - answer ARX applications for AutoCAD are programs written mostly in the MS Visual C++ language. To compile the source code you need the appropriate Autodesk libraries (ObjectARX, or ObjectDBX/RealDWG) and a compiler/linker/debugger (environment, IDE) by Microsoft.

To develop ARX applications for AutoCAD 2000, 2000i and 2002 you need the development tool Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 (resp. MS Visual Studio), to make ARX applications for AutoCAD 2004 you need MS Visual C++ 7.0 (resp. MS Visual Studio .NET 2002), for ARX applications for AutoCAD 2007, 2008, and 2009 you will need MS Visual Studio 2005 (VS2005), for AutoCAD 2010 and 2011 you need Visual Studio 2008 (VS2008).

CAD Studio - as an Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) member - offers custom development of ARX applications.

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applies to: AutoCAD 2008 · AutoCAD 2004 · AutoCAD 2000 ·

See also:
Tip 9500:File loading warning - security concern (executable file).
Tip 9176:Confirm loading of LSP, VLX, DLL, ARX application files.
Tip 7944:Automatic installation of AutoCAD 2012 add-on applications.
Tip 6258:Replacement for the applications MdiTab, DocBar, CxDocBar etc. in AutoCAD 2009
Tip 6043:The CLOSE command stops to work after loading an add-on application.

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