Oval_Type Property

CDXML Name:OvalType
CDX Constant Name:kCDXProp_Oval_Type
CDX Constant Value:0x0A04
Data Size:INT16
Property of objects:kCDXObj_Graphic
First written/read in:ChemDraw 4.0


The type of an arrow object that represents a circle or ellipse.

In CDX files produced by ChemDraw 8.0, this property was mistakenly written as a 1-byte INT8 value. When reading CDX files, if the size of this property is found to be 1 byte instead of the expected 2 bytes, the actual value should be interpreted as actualType = (INT16)savedType. CDX format interpreters that follow the best practices for reading integer values from CDX files will handle this error automatically. ChemDraw returned to writing INT16 values starting with version 8.0.6.

This is an enumerated property. Acceptible values are shown in the following list:
Value CDXML Name Description
1 Circle Circle
2 Shaded Shaded
4 Filled Filled
8 Dashed Dashed
16 Bold Bold
32 Shadowed Shadowed

If this property is absent:

The oval is treated as plain


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