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I want to print the co-ordinates of the cursor pointer...for example: I
have 5 clicks done in my layout. My output should be 5 co-ordinates
written in a new file called "coord"
Pls give me some suggestions...
There are a couple of ways to do this:
enterPoints - This enter function can prompt for points and use the callback to enter the information into a file.
hiGetCommandPoint - gets the location of the pointer at the last click, place in a loop and as the user clicks the points, the points will be returned.
3 - there are 3 ways to do this:
hiGetPoint - Gets the current xy location of the cursor. Does not need a mouse click.
In addition to what Ted has said, you will also probably want to use the outfile(), fprintf() and close() SKILL functions for opening, writing to and closing the file respectively. Assuming that the variable coordlist contains the coordinates gathered from the layout, you might do something like the following:
when(fptr = outfile("coord")
fprintf(fptr "%L" coord)
); when the file can be opened for writing
In reply to skillUser:
I believe this script may helps.
procedure( GetCursorCoord( @key
let((messages pt fp)
; Create a message to prompts
for( i 1 5
messages = cons(sprintf(nil "Enter %d point" i) messages)
; Get enter points from user
points = enterPoints(
; Write the coordinate to a file
if( (fp = outfile(fileName)) then
foreach( pt points
fprintf(fp "Coord -> %L" pt)
warn("Failed to open file %L\n" fileName)