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IGetLines Method (ISketchBlockDefinition)

Gets information about all of the lines in this block definition.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function IGetLines( _
   ByVal ArraySize As Integer _
) As Double
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISketchBlockDefinition
Dim ArraySize As Integer
Dim value As Double
value = instance.IGetLines(ArraySize)
double IGetLines( 
   int ArraySize
double IGetLines( 
&   int ArraySize



Number of lines

Return Value

  • in-process, unmanaged C++: Pointer to an array of doubles (see Remarks)
  • VBA, VB.NET, C#, and C++/CLI: Not supported
  • See In-process Methods for details about this type of method.


    Call ISketchBlockDefinition::GetLineCount before calling this method to get the value for ArraySize.

    The return value is the following array of doubles:

    [ Color, Type, Line Font, Line Width, Layer ID, Layer Override, [Start], [End] ]

    where all data values are returned as doubles:

    Color = COLORREF returned as an integer. Return value could be 0 or -1 for default color.

    Type = line type. Valid returns as defined in swLineTypes_e. A lineType is a combination of a lineStyle and lineWeight.

    Line Font = line style. Valid line styles as defined in swLineStyles_e.

    Line Width = integer value defining the line width. Valid width values as defined in swLineWeights_e.

    Layer ID = integer value indicating which layer holds this entity. Obtain the ILayer object by passing this integer value to ILayerMgr::GetLayerById or ILayerMgr::IGetLayerById.

    Layer Override = integer with bit flags set to determine which properties, if any, have been overridden with respect to the Layer default properties. If the bit value is set, then the specific property or properties have been overridden. The bit indicators are: color = 0x1, style = 0x2, and width = 0x4. Therefore, if LayerOverride is returned as 3, you know the color and style have been specifically set for this item and may not match the default values associated with this item's layer.

    Start[3] = array of 3 doubles (X,Y,Z) describing the line start point.

    End[3] = array of 3 doubles (X,Y,Z) describing the line end point.

    This set of data repeats for each line in the sketch. The number of doubles returned is (lineCount * 12). To determine the number of lines in the sketch, use ISketch::GetLineCount2.


    See Also


    SolidWorks 2007 FCS, Revision Number 15.0

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