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New special code ^] for menu-macros, easy object selection.

A - answer Since AutoCAD 2023 you can use a new special code for command macros in AutoCAD CUI files (menus, ribbons, command shortcuts, etc.): ^].

This code (not well documented) is equivalent to the following expression in the DIESEL macro language:

._SELECT;$M=$(if,$(eq,$(getvar,cmdnames),SELECT),\,)

Prompts the user to select objects if no objects are selected yet. The selected objects are assigned to the selection set Previous. To subsequently use the selected objects, use the Previous option at the "Select objects" prompt.

Sample of the macro "Move right by 100 units":

^C^C^]_move;_previous;;_none;0,0;_none;100,0

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