Chapter 7 -- OBJECTS Section
DICTIONARY

The following group codes are used by DICTIONARY objects. In addition to the group codes described here, see "Common Group Codes for Objects." For information about abbreviations and formatting used in this table, see "Formatting Conventions in This Reference."

DICTIONARY group codes
Group codes Description

0

Object name (DICTIONARY)

5

Handle

102

Start of persistent reactors group; always "{ACAD_REACTORS"

330

Soft-pointer ID/handle to owner dictionary

102

End of persistent reactors group, always "}"

330

Soft-pointer ID/handle to owner object

100

Subclass marker (AcDbDictionary)

280

Hard owner flag. If set to 1, indicates that elements of the dictionary are to be treated as hard owned.

281

Duplicate record cloning flag (determines how to merge duplicate entries):
0 = Not applicable
1 = Keep existing
2 = Use clone
3 = <xref>$0$<name>
4 = $0$<name>
5 = Unmangle name

3

Entry name (one for each entry) (optional)

350

Soft-owner ID/handle to entry object (one for each entry) (optional)

AutoCAD maintains items such as mline styles and group definitions as objects in dictionaries. The following sections describe the AutoCAD object group codes maintained in dictionaries; however, other applications are free to create and use their own dictionaries as they see fit. The prefix "ACAD_" is reserved for use by AutoCAD applications.