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SoDrawStyle Class

Node that defines the style to use when rendering.

Inheritance Hierarchy

Namespace: OIV.Inventor.Nodes
Assembly: OIV.Inventor (in OIV.Inventor.dll) Version: 2024.1.2.0 (2024.1.2)
public class SoDrawStyle : SoNode

The SoDrawStyle type exposes the following members.

Public methodSoDrawStyle

Creates a drawing style node with default settings.

Public methodAffectsState

Returns true if a node has an effect on the state during traversal.

(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodCallback
Public methodCopy
Calls Copy(false).
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodCopy(Boolean)

Creates and returns an exact copy of the node.

(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodCopyFieldValues(SoFieldContainer)
Calls CopyFieldValues(fc, false).
(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodCopyFieldValues(SoFieldContainer, Boolean)

Copies the contents of fc's fields into this object's fields.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodDispose
Releases all resources used by SoDisposable.
(Inherited from SoDisposable.)
Public methodDistribute
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodDoAction
Public methodEnableNotify

Notification at this Field Container is enabled (if flag == true) or disabled (if flag == false).

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodEquals
Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object.
(Inherited from Object.)
Public methodFieldsAreEqual

Returns true if this object's fields are exactly equal to fc's fields.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodGet

Returns the values of the fields of this object in the Open Inventor ASCII file format in the given string.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodGetAllFields

Returns a list of fields, including the eventIn's and eventOut's.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodGetAlternateRep

This method is called by actions to allow the node to provide an "alternate representation" when appropriate (typically depending on the action type).

(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodGetBoundingBox
Public methodGetEventIn

Returns a the eventIn with the given name.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodGetEventOut

Returns the eventOut with the given name.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodGetField

Returns a the field of this object whose name is fieldName.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodGetFieldName

Returns the name of the given field in the fieldName argument.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodGetFields

Appends references to all of this object's fields to resultList, and returns the number of fields appended.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodGetHashCode
Overrides GetHashCode().
(Inherited from SoNetBase.)
Public methodGetMatrix
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodGetName

Returns the name of an instance.

(Inherited from SoBase.)
Public methodGetPrimitiveCount
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodGetRenderEngineMode

Returns the supported Render engine mode.

(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodGetRenderUnitID
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodGetStringName (Inherited from SoBase.)
Public methodGetType
Gets the Type of the current instance.
(Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGLRender
Public methodGLRenderBelowPath
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodGLRenderInPath
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodGLRenderOffPath
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodGrabEventsCleanup
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodGrabEventsSetup
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodHandleEvent
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodHasDefaultValues

Returns true if all of the object's fields have their default values.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodIsBoundingBoxIgnoring

This method is used by getBoundingBox action traversal to know if the current node must be traversed or not, ie the bounding should be ignored.

(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodIsNotifyEnabled

Notification is the process of telling interested objects that this object has changed.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodIsOverride

Returns the state of the override field.

(Overrides SoNodeIsOverride.)
Public methodIsSynchronizable

Gets the ScaleViz synchronizable state of this object.

(Inherited from SoBase.)
Public methodPick
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodRayPick
Public methodSearch
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodSet

Sets one or more fields in this object to the values specified in the given string, which should be a string in the Open Inventor file format.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodSetName (Inherited from SoBase.)
Public methodSetOverride

Set the state of the override field.

(Overrides SoNodeSetOverride(Boolean).)
Public methodSetSynchronizable

Sets this to be a ScaleViz synchronizable object.

(Inherited from SoBase.)
Public methodSetToDefaults

Sets all fields in this object to their default values.

(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)
Public methodToString
Converts this SoBase structure to a human readable string.
(Inherited from SoBase.)
Public methodTouch

Marks an instance as modified, simulating a change to it.

(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public methodWrite
(Inherited from SoNode.)
Public propertyIsDisposable
ISafeDisposable interface implementation.
(Inherited from SoDisposable.)
Public propertylinePattern

Stipple pattern for lines (for LINES style).

Public propertylinePatternScaleFactor

Stipple pattern scale factor (for LINES style).

Public propertylineWidth

Width of lines (for LINES style).

Public propertypointSize

Radius of points (for POINTS style).

Public propertystyle

Drawing style.

Public propertyUserData
Gets or sets the user data to be contained by the field container.
(Inherited from SoFieldContainer.)

This node defines the current drawing style for all subsequent shape nodes in a scene graph. OIV.Inventor.Nodes.SoDrawStyle specifies how primitives should be rendered.

Draw style

The drawing style has no effect on picking or callback primitive generation. In particular, geometry with style INVISIBLE is not rendered but is still pickable. It can be useful to put, for example, an invisible sphere around an assembly to ensure that it is always picked as a unit.

Style INVISIBLE should generally not be used to "turn off" geometry. It is more efficient to put an OIV.Inventor.Nodes.SoSwitch node above the geometry and all its associated nodes. Using the Switch's whichChild field to "turn off" geometry avoids traversing any of the associated nodes.

Point size and line width notes

  • The default point size and line width are both 0, which means to use the OpenGL default value (1 in both cases). Point size and line width valuess greater than zero are considered to be specified in printer's points, where 1 inch = 72 printer's points. However the default pixels-per-inch (managed by OIV.Inventor.SbViewportRegion) is also 72. So effectively point size and line width are specified in pixels unless the application specifically sets a different pixels-per-inch value.

  • The maximum line width is hardware dependent. Only width 1 is guaranteed. An application could simulate wider lines using polygons if necessary.

  • If line antialiasing is disabled (which is the default), then OpenGL rounds the specified line width to the nearest integer. If rounding results in the value 0, it is as if the line width was set to 1.

  • When the specified point size and/or line width is greater than zero, the OIV.Inventor.Nodes.SoDrawStyle node will have a dependency on the OIV.Inventor.Elements.SoViewportRegionElement (for the pixels-per-inch value). As a result render caches may be invalidated when the viewport size changes, e.g. if the drawing window is resized.


DrawStyle {
style FILLED
pointSize 0
lineWidth 0
linePattern 0xffff
linePatternScaleFactor 1


OIV.Inventor.Actions.SoGLRenderAction, OIV.Inventor.Actions.SoCallbackAction Sets the current drawing style. Sets: OIV.Inventor.Elements.SoDrawStyleElement, OIV.Inventor.Elements.SoPointSizeElement, OIV.Inventor.Elements.SoLineWidthElement, OIV.Inventor.Elements.SoLinePatternElement.

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