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GetPreviewBitmap Method (ISldWorks)

Gets the preview bitmap (.bmp) for the specified configuration, regardless if the SolidWorks document is open or closed.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetPreviewBitmap( _
   ByVal FilePathName As String, _
   ByVal ConfigName As String _
) As Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISldWorks
Dim FilePathName As String
Dim ConfigName As String
Dim value As Object
 
value = instance.GetPreviewBitmap(FilePathName, ConfigName)
C# 
object GetPreviewBitmap( 
   string FilePathName,
   string ConfigName
)
C++/CLI 
Object^ GetPreviewBitmap( 
&   String^ FilePathName,
&   String^ ConfigName
) 

Parameters

FilePathName

Path and file name of the SolidWorks document

ConfigName

Name of the configuration

Return Value

Dispatch pointer to IPictureDisp interface, the preview bitmap (.bmp) (see Remarks)

Example

Remarks

The preview bitmap is the bitmap (.bmp) that appears in the Preview box on the Open dialog.

 

NOTES:

  • Currently only in-process applications (that is, macros or add-ins) can use this method; out-of-process applications (that is, executables) will get an automation error because the IPictureDisp interface cannot be marshalled across process boundaries. This is a Microsoft behavior by design. See the Microsoft Knowledge Base for details.
  • This method is not supported in macros or out-of-process applications in SolidWorks x64.
 

See Also

Availability

SolidWorks 2003 SP1, Revision Number 11.1


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