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Dialog Control Language (DCL)

What is Dialog Control Language?

Dialog Control Language or DCL for short is a simple markup language that enables programmers in AutoLISP and Visual LISP to create dialog boxes that can be integrated into their routines. This means that an AutoLISP routine can gather a range of input data from a user through a familiar and logical interface. Without DCL, AutoLISP can only take user input from the command line.

AutoLISP includes a number of special functions that allow routines to load, interact with and unload dialog boxes written in DCL. DCL is specifically for use with AutoCAD in conjunction with AutoLISP and Visual LISP. See the DCL Wikipedia article for more information.

DCL Beginners' Tutorials

DCL Intermediate Tutorials