Represents Property Object

CDXML Name:represent
CDX Constant Name:kCDXProp_RepresentsProperty
CDX Constant Value:0x000e
Contained by objects:kCDXObj_Graphic
First written/read in:ChemDraw 4.0


A Represents Property object is used to indicate that its containing object has chemical meaning that is also represented in another object. This is useful, for example, when a circle-minus Graphic object is located physically near a Node object. A program saving the file might indicate the negative charge directly as a property of of the node. But the circle-minus charge object still must be saved to preserve its absolute positioning. The Represents Property object is saved as a subject of the graphic, indicating (in this case) that the circle-minus graphical object represents the charge property of the node. Seeing this property, a program reading the file should not attempt to reinterpret the circle-minus charge object and add a second negative charge to the already-negative node.

Both properties of this object are required, but it has no required objects.


Value Name CDXML Name Type
n/a n/a object CDXObjectID
Required for RepresentsProperty. The object that has a property that is represented graphically by the containing object.
n/a n/a attribute INT16
Required for RepresentsProperty. The property of another object that is represented graphically by the containing object.


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