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GetPosition Method (IAnnotation)

Gets the position of this annotation.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetPosition() As Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IAnnotation
Dim value As Object
 
value = instance.GetPosition()
C# 
object GetPosition()
C++/CLI 
Object^ GetPosition(); 

Return Value

Array of doubles (see Remarks)

Example

Remarks

The retval is an array of 3 doubles, the x, y, z origin of the annotation.

If this method is not successful in retrieving the position of the annotation in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), then the VARIANT SafeArray is empty (OLE Automation only), or the status value is S_false (COM only). Make sure that you check this value before using the returned position.

The following table lists the types of annotations that this method supports and the position of the x, y, z origin. In a drawing, the x, y, z origin is relative to the origin of the drawing sheet (the lower-left corner of the sheet).

Type of Annotation Position of XYZ Origin
Datum Feature Symbols Point where leader hits symbol
Datum Target Symbols Centerpoint of the circle that is attached to the leader
Dimensions Upper-left corner of the text box of the dimension
Geometric Tolerances Upper-left corner of the symbol
Notes Upper-left corner of the text box
Surface Finish Symbols Lower-left point of symbol
Table Annotation Position of x,y,z determined by ITableAnnotation::AnchorType
Weld Symbols Left endpoint of the main horizontal line in the symbol

 

If you use this method on any other types of annotations, SolidWorks takes no action and returns false.

 

See Also

Availability

SolidWorks 2000 FCS, Revision Number 8.0.


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