get_highlighted_objects - 2024.1 English

Vivado Design Suite Tcl Command Reference Guide (UG835)

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Get highlighted objects


get_highlighted_objects [‑color_index <arg>] [‑rgb <args>] [‑color <arg>]
    [‑quiet] [‑verbose]


List of highlighted objects.


Name Description
[-color_index] Color index
[-rgb] RGB color index list
[-color] Valid values are red green blue magenta yellow cyan and orange
[-quiet] Ignore command errors
[-verbose] Suspend message limits during command execution


Object, GUIControl


Gets the highlighted objects in the current design open in the Vivado™ IDE. Objects can be highlighted with the highlight_objects command.

You can get all highlighted objects in the design, or specify highlighted objects by color, by color index, or by RGB value.

Note: This Tcl command works only when Vivado is run in GUI mode.


-color_index <arg> - (Optional) Valid values are integers from 1 to 19. Specifies the color index used for highlighting the selected object or objects. The color index is defined by the Colors > Highlight category of the Tools > Settings command. Refer to the Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Using the IDE (UG893) for more information on setting themes.

-rgb <args> - (Optional) The color used for highlighting objects in the form of an RGB code specified as {R G B}. For instance, {255 255 0} specifies the color yellow.

-color <arg> - (Optional) The color used for highlighting the specified object or objects. Supported highlight colors are: red, green, blue, magenta, yellow, cyan, and orange.

Note: White is the color used to display selected objects with the select_objects command.
-quiet - (Optional) Execute the command quietly, returning no messages from the command. The command also returns TCL_OK regardless of any errors encountered during execution.
Note: Any errors encountered on the command-line, while launching the command, will be returned. Only errors occurring inside the command will be trapped.
-verbose - (Optional) Temporarily override any message limits and return all messages from this command.
Note: Message limits can be defined with the set_msg_config command.


The following example gets all the highlighted objects in the current design:


The following example gets the object in the current design that are highlighted in the specified color:

get_highlighted_objects -color cyan