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LinkToFile Property (ISketchBlockDefinition)

Gets or sets whether the block definition file is linked to a file.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Property LinkToFile As Boolean
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISketchBlockDefinition
Dim value As Boolean
instance.LinkToFile = value
value = instance.LinkToFile
bool LinkToFile {get; set;}
property bool LinkToFile {
   bool get();
   void set (bool value);

Return Value

True if the block definition is linked to a file, false if not



The file can be either a native SolidWorks block file (.sldblk) or a non-native SolidWorks file (.dxf or .dwg).


This property indicates whether the block definition is linked to an external file, which you can enable or disable on the block definition without destroying the file name. That is, the file name continues to be stored even if the link is disabled.

Use ISketchBlockDefinition::FileName to get the name of the file to which a block definition is linked.


You can link a block definition to a .sldblk file. However, you cannot save a block definition to a .sldblk file by only calling SketchBlockDefinition::FileName (True) and SketchBlockDefinition::LinkToFile (Filename). You must first either save the block by selecting it and calling ISketchBlockDefinition::Save, or you can assign the block to an already existing .sldblk file.

See Also


SolidWorks 2007 FCS, Revision Number 15.0

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