The Select method makes the view the active view.


For the following example:

  1. Copy and paste the procedure into an IDL editor window.
  2. Save the file as
  3. Compile and run the procedure.
PRO enviview_select_example
compile_opt idl2
  ; Launch the application
  e = ENVI()
  ; Create an ENVIRaster
  file = FILEPATH('qb_boulder_msi', ROOT_DIR=e.ROOT_DIR, $
    SUBDIRECTORY = ['data'])
  raster = e.OpenRaster(file)
  ; Set up views by creating three more
  FOR i=0,2 DO !null=e.CreateView()
  ; Display a band in each view
  views = e.GetView(/ALL)
  FOR i=0,n_elements(views)-1 DO BEGIN
    ; Select the view
    ; Get a reference to the currently-selected view
    view = e.GetView()
    ; Create a layer on the current view
    layer = view.CreateLayer(raster, BANDS=i)


ENVIView.Select [, ERROR=variable]


Keywords are applied only during the initial creation of the object.


Set this keyword to a named variable that will contain any error message issued during execution of this routine. If no error occurs, the ERROR variable will be set to a null string (''). If an error occurs and the routine is a function, then the function result will be undefined.

When this keyword is not set and an error occurs, ENVI returns to the caller and execution halts. In this case, the error message is contained within !ERROR_STATE and can be caught using IDL's CATCH routine. See IDL Help for more information on !ERROR_STATE and CATCH.

See Manage Errors for more information on error handling in ENVI programming.

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See Also

ENVIView, ENVI::GetView