How to make a character marker symbol (ArcObjects .NET 10.6 SDK)
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How to make a character marker symbol


Summary
This topic shows how to create a character marker line symbol.

Making a character marker symbol

Character marker symbols allow you to use glyph patterns from a font as the symbol for a marker. The glyph can be from a TrueType, OpenType, or PostScript Type-1 font.
Do the following steps to make a character marker symbol:
  1. Define the color.
  2. Define the font.
  3. Set the properties for the character marker symbol.
The following code example shows how to create a marker using the ESRI Default Marker TrueType font:
[VB.NET]
Public Sub CharacterMarkerSymbol()
    
    ' Define the color you want to use.
    Dim rgbColorCls As ESRI.ArcGIS.Display.IRgbColor=New ESRI.ArcGIS.Display.RgbColorClass
    rgbColorCls.Red=255
    rgbColorCls.Green=0
    rgbColorCls.Blue=0
    
    ' Define the font you want to use.
    Dim stdFontCls As stdole.IFontDisp=CType(New stdole.StdFont, stdole.IFontDisp)
    stdFontCls.Name="ESRI Default Marker"
    stdFontCls.Size=24
    
    ' Set the character marker symbol's properties.
    Dim characterMarkerSymbolCls As ESRI.ArcGIS.Display.ICharacterMarkerSymbol=New ESRI.ArcGIS.Display.CharacterMarkerSymbolClass
    With characterMarkerSymbolCls
        .Angle=90
        .CharacterIndex=36
        .Color=rgbColorCls
        .Font=stdFontCls
        .Size=24
        .XOffset=0
        .YOffset=0
    End With
    
End Sub
[C#]
public void CharacterMarkerSymbol()
{
    // Define the color you want to use.
    ESRI.ArcGIS.Display.IRgbColor rgbColorCls=new
        ESRI.ArcGIS.Display.RgbColorClass();
    rgbColorCls.Red=255;
    rgbColorCls.Green=0;
    rgbColorCls.Blue=0;

    // Define the font you want to use.
    stdole.IFontDisp stdFontCls=((stdole.IFontDisp)(new stdole.StdFont()));
    stdFontCls.Name="ESRI Default Marker";
    stdFontCls.Size=24;

    // Set the character marker symbol's properties.
    ESRI.ArcGIS.Display.ICharacterMarkerSymbol characterMarkerSymbolCls=new
        ESRI.ArcGIS.Display.CharacterMarkerSymbolClass();
    characterMarkerSymbolCls.Angle=90;
    characterMarkerSymbolCls.CharacterIndex=36;
    characterMarkerSymbolCls.Color=rgbColorCls;
    characterMarkerSymbolCls.Font=stdFontCls;
    characterMarkerSymbolCls.Size=24;
    characterMarkerSymbolCls.XOffset=0;
    characterMarkerSymbolCls.YOffset=0;
}


See Also:

How to make a cartographic line symbol
How to make a gradient fill symbol
How to make a line callout
How to make a line fill symbol
How to make a picture marker symbol
Creating custom symbols
Creating other kinds of custom symbols
How to make different types of colors and color ramps




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