What's New in Illustrator Scripting CC2021 (v25.1 January release)

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Jan 17, 2021 Jan 17, 2021

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save to cloud and the new repeat functions were added to this release, enjoy!

 

CC2021_v25.1  
Application Class  
  New Method
  Application.openCloudDocument (cloudPath: string) : Document 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Open the specified cloud document.
  cloudPath: Data Type: string 
  Path of the document to be opened from cloud.
   
   
Document Class New Property
  Document.isCloudDocument  (Read Only) 
  Data Type: Boolean 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Is the document saved on cloud.
   
  New Method
  Document.saveToCloud (cloudPath: string ) 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Save the document to cloud at the specified path.
  cloudPath: Data Type: string 
  Path of the document to be saved on cloud.
   
Document, Layer, Group: New Collections
GridRepeatItems   
Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
A collection of grid repeat items.
  Properties (same as other objects)
  length
  parent
  typename
   
  Methods
  GridRepeatItems.add (sourceArt:any, config: GridRepeatConfig) : GridRepeatItem 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Creates a grid repeat art.
  sourceArt: Data Type: any 
  The page item(s) to apply to.
  config: Data Type: GridRepeatConfig 
  The grid repeat configuration.
   
  More Methods (same as other objects)
  getByName(name)
  removeAll()
   
RadialRepeatItems   
Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
A collection of radial repeat items.
  Properties (same as other objects)
  length
  parent
  typename
   
  Methods
  RadialRepeatItems.add (sourceArt:any, config: RadialRepeatConfig) : RadialRepeatItem 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Creates a radial repeat art.
  sourceArt: Data Type: any 
  The page item(s) to apply to.
  config: Data Type: RadialRepeatConfig 
  The radial repeat configuration.
   
  More Methods (same as other objects)
  getByName(name)
  removeAll()
   
SymmetryRepeatItems 
Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
A collection of symmetry repeat items.
  Properties (same as other objects)
  length
  parent
  typename
   
  Methods
  SymmetryRepeatItems.add (sourceArt:any, config: SymmetryRepeatConfig) : SymmetryRepeatItem 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Creates a symmetry repeat art.
  sourceArt: Data Type: any 
  The page item(s) to apply to.
  config: Data Type: SymmetryRepeatConfig 
  The symmetry repeat configuration.
   
  More Methods (same as other objects)
  getByName(name)
  removeAll()
   
Document, Layer, Group: New Classes
GridRepeatItem   
Base Class: PageItem 
Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
A grid repeat item.  
  Properties
  GridRepeatItem.gridConfig  (Read Only) 
  Data Type: GridRepeatConfig 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Grid repeat config for repeat art.
   
  parent, typename (same as other objects)
   
  Methods
  GridRepeatItem.setGridConfiguration (config: GridRepeatConfig , state: GridRepeatUpdate ) 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Update the grid repeat art.
  config: Data Type: GridRepeatConfig 
  Updated grid repeat configuration.
  state: Data Type: GridRepeatUpdate 
  Specify which properties of grid repeat gets updated.
   
  duplicate(), move(), remove(), removeAll() (same as other objects)
   
RadialRepeatItem   
Base Class: PageItem 
Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
A radial repeat item.  
  Properties
  RadialRepeatItem.radialConfig  (Read Only) 
  Data Type: RadialRepeatConfig 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Radial repeat config for repeat art.
   
  parent, typename (same as other objects)
   
  Methods
  RadialRepeatItem.setRadialConfiguration (config: RadialRepeatConfig , state: RadialRepeatUpdate ) 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Update the radial repeat art.
  config: Data Type: RadialRepeatConfig 
  Updated radial repeat configuration.
  state: Data Type: RadialRepeatUpdate 
  Specify which properties of radial repeat gets updated.
   
  duplicate(), move(), remove(), removeAll() (same as other objects)
   
SymmetryRepeatItem 
Base Class: PageItem 
Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
A symmetry repeat item.
  Properties
  SymmetryRepeatItem.symmetryConfig  (Read Only) 
  Data Type: SymmetryRepeatConfig 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Symmetry repeat config for repeat art.
   
  parent, typename (same as other objects)
   
  Methods
  SymmetryRepeatItem.setSymmetryConfiguration (config: SymmetryRepeatConfig , state: SymmetryRepeatUpdate ) 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Update the symmetry repeat art.
  config: Data Type: SymmetryRepeatConfig 
  Updated symmetry repeat configuration.
  state: Data Type: SymmetryRepeatUpdate 
  Specify which properties of symmetry repeat gets updated.
   
  duplicate(), move(), remove(), removeAll() (same as other objects)
   
Repeat Config Classes
GridRepeatConfig   
Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
Options for grid repaat art configuration.
  Properties
  GridRepeatConfig.columnFlipType   
  Data Type: RepeatGridShiftFlipType , Default Value: RepeatGridShiftFlipType.NOSF 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Column flip type of grid repeat art.
   
  GridRepeatConfig.horizontalSpacing   
  Data Type: number , Default Value: 10 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Spacing between each rows.
   
  GridRepeatConfig.patternType   
  Data Type: RepeatGridShiftFlipType , Default Value: RepeatGridShiftFlipType.NOSF 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Shift type of grid repeat art.
   
  GridRepeatConfig.rowFlipType   
  Data Type: RepeatGridShiftFlipType , Default Value: RepeatGridShiftFlipType.NOSF 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Row flip type of grid repeat art.
   
  GridRepeatConfig.verticalSpacing   
  Data Type: number , Default Value: 10 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Spacing between each columns.
   
RadialRepeatConfig   
Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
Options for radial repaat art configuration.
  Properties
  RadialRepeatConfig.numberOfInstances   
  Data Type: Int32 , Default Value: 8 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Number of instances of radial repeat art.
   
  RadialRepeatConfig.radius   
  Data Type: number , Default Value: -1 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Radius of radial repeat art.
   
  RadialRepeatConfig.reverseOverlap   
  Data Type: Boolean , Default Value: false 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Reverse overlap of radial repeat art.
   
SymmetryRepeatConfig 
Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
Options for symmetry repaat art configuration.
  Properties
  SymmetryRepeatConfig.axisRotationAngleInRadians   
  Data Type: number , Default Value: 1.57 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Symmetry axis rotation angle wrt x-axis in anti-clockwise fashion.
   
New Enumerations  
RepeatGridShiftFlipType 
Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
Grid Repeat shift and flip type.
  RepeatGridShiftFlipType.HORIZONTALANDVERTICALSF  (Read Only) 
  Data Type: int, Value: 3 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Create a grid after shifting both alternate rows and columns by half or flip the alternate rows about both x and y axis.
   
  RepeatGridShiftFlipType.HORIZONTALSF  (Read Only) 
  Data Type: int, Value: 1 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Create a grid after shifting alternate rows by half or flip the alternate rows about y axis.
   
  RepeatGridShiftFlipType.NOSF  (Read Only) 
  Data Type: int, Value: 0 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Create a normal grid of arts.
   
  RepeatGridShiftFlipType.VERTICALSF  (Read Only) 
  Data Type: int, Value: 2 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Create a grid after shifting alternate columns by half or flip the alternate rows about x axis.
   
RadialRepeatUpdate 
Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
Each flag represent which property of radial repeat gets updated.
  RadialRepeatUpdate.NUMBEROFINSTANCES  (Read Only) 
  Data Type: int, Value: 32 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Update number of instances of radial repeat art.
   
  RadialRepeatUpdate.RADIALALL  (Read Only) 
  Data Type: int, Value: 127 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Update all the properties of radial repeat art.
   
  RadialRepeatUpdate.RADIUSOFART  (Read Only) 
  Data Type: int, Value: 2 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Update the radius of radial repeat art.
   
  RadialRepeatUpdate.REVERSEOVERLAP  (Read Only) 
  Data Type: int, Value: 64 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Update reverse overlap of radial repeat art.
   
GridRepeatUpdate   
Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
Each flag represent which property of grid repeat gets updated.
  GridRepeatUpdate.GRIDALL  (Read Only) 
  Data Type: int, Value: 63 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Update all the properties of grid repeat art.
   
  GridRepeatUpdate.HORIZONTALSPACING  (Read Only) 
  Data Type: int, Value: 4 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Update spacing between rows of grid repeat art.
   
  GridRepeatUpdate.VERTICALSPACING  (Read Only) 
  Data Type: int, Value: 8 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Update spacing between columns of grid repeat art.
   
SymmetryRepeatUpdate 
Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
Each flag represent which property of symmetry repeat gets updated.
  SymmetryRepeatUpdate.AXISROTATION  (Read Only) 
  Data Type: int, Value: 2 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Update axis rotation angle wrt x-axis.
   
  SymmetryRepeatUpdate.SYMMETRYALL  (Read Only) 
  Data Type: int, Value: 7 
  Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library 
  Update all the properties of symmetry repeat art.
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Jan 17, 2021 Jan 17, 2021

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Thank you!

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 19, 2021 Feb 19, 2021

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does "Adobe Illustrator CC Type Library" still exist? I can not find it in VBA-References list.

 

I see only "Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library" and it is selected. If I run my old scripts, I get the error:

Runtime error 430: Class does not support Automation

Am I doing something wrong?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 20, 2021 Feb 20, 2021

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what version are you using? this was fixed on the latest version, 25.2

 

well, I didn't have the same error as you did, but early binding wasn't working on 25 or 25.1, but it now works on 25.2

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 21, 2021 Feb 21, 2021

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I have Illustrator 25.2 (64 bit). 

 

I see in VBA-References:

"Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library" and it is checked.

 

But there is no "Adobe Illustrator CC Type Library" and If I run any script, I get error message '429'. CreateObject is in "CC Type Library". 

I tought, it might be a conflict with beta version and uninstalled beta, add "ScriptingSupport.aip" over VBA-References again. Still not working. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 22, 2021 Feb 22, 2021

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I think those are just the library names mapped to each illustrator version. 

 

I have

"Adobe Illustrator CC Type Library" mapped to CC2018. 

"Adobe Illustrator 23 Type Library" mapped to CC2019. 

"Adobe Illustrator 2020 Type Library" mapped to CC2020. 

"Adobe Illustrator 25 Type Library" mapped to CC2021. 

 

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Feb 22, 2021 Feb 22, 2021

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You have right. After update I get error message on my old script:

Run-Time Error '429': ActiveX Component Can't Create Object

And I tought, that it is about references. But "createObject" is a part of VBA-Library. 

 

First problem: this scripting guide is not actually: 

https://www.adobe.com/content/dam/acom/en/devnet/illustrator/pdf/AI_ScriptGd_2017.pdf

On page 10: "select the check box for Adobe Illustrator CC Type Library"

This is was the reason, that I wrote my issue under this topic. 

 

Second problem: 

after the update is registry is not as it should be: 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/activex-component-can-t-creata-object-illustrator-applica...

This is reason of my problem. Not everyone can edit registry, sometimes you are not permitted, even if you can. 

 

I have in registry "illustrator.application" and "illustrator.application.24" too. I changed script: 

CreateObject("Illustrator.Application.24") but it is still not working. This issue is not belong to this topic. 

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