ArcPad Scripting Object Model
DrawText Example
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Draws text on the screen using the DrawText method of the Map object.

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Sub DrawText
      'Create an ellipse object and set its extent to 40% of the current map extent
      Dim pEllipse, pRect
      Set pEllipse = Application.CreateAppObject ("ellipse")
      Set pRect = Map.Extent
      pRect.ScaleRectangle 0.4
      pEllipse.Extent = pRect
      'Create a font object and set it to bold and underlined
      Dim pFont
      Set pFont = Application.CreateAppObject ("font")
      pFont.Bold = True
      pFont.Underline = True
      'Create some text to display
      Dim strText
      strText = "I Love ArcPad"
      'Create a textsymbol object and set some display properties
      Dim pTextSymbol
      Set pTextSymbol = Application.CreateAppObject ("textsymbol")
      pTextSymbol.Font = pFont
      pTextSymbol.Angle = 30.0
      pTextSymbol.BackgroundColor = 255  'red
      pTextSymbol.BackgroundMode = 2  'opaque
      pTextSymbol.Color = 8388736  'purple
      pTextSymbol.Size = 25
      'Draw the text to the screen
      Map.DrawText strText, pEllipse, pTextSymbol
      'Free resources
      Set pEllipse = Nothing
      Set pRect = Nothing
      Set pFont = Nothing
      Set pTextSymbol = Nothing
End Sub
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