Methods (ActiveX Control)

ActiveX Controls expose a set of functions called Methods.

Methods can only be called at run-time and allow the ActiveX Control container to manipulate the ActiveX Control.

For eg a button might have the methods SetCaption and GetCaption.

The ActiveX Control  contains a large number of methods to carry out mapping-related functions: Eg

  • Creating a map base
  • Viewing data from databases
  • Manipulating the view of the map base
  • Drawing lines and text
  • Performing spatial searches, etc.

The methods in the ActiveX Control are closely matched to those available to GisLink customisations. The full list of methods can be found in All API Methods. Each API method help page describes the individual arguments and their meanings together with an Available section showing the codes of the products for which each API method is valid.