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InsertFeatureTreeFolder2 Method (IFeatureManager)

Inserts a folder in FeatureManager design tree.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function InsertFeatureTreeFolder2( _
   ByVal Type As System.Integer _
) As Feature
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IFeatureManager
Dim Type As System.Integer
Dim value As Feature
value = instance.InsertFeatureTreeFolder2(Type)
Feature InsertFeatureTreeFolder2( 
   System.int Type
Feature^ InsertFeatureTreeFolder2( 
&   System.int Type



Type of folder as defined in swFeatureTreeFolderType_e

Return Value

Pointer to the newly created folder feature



This method operates on the features that are selected before this method runs.


The Type argument indicates whether the folder that is created:

  • Contains the preselected features.

- or -

  • Is empty and placed relative to the preselected features.  


If creating...


A folder to contain the preselected features

Certain types of features cannot be moved into that folder, such as the predefined planes that exist when a new part is created. These types of features are ignored by this method.

If multiple features are selected when this method runs, all of the features are moved into the new folder; however, these features must be consecutive. If they are not, only the first group of consecutive features are moved into the new folder.

An empty folder

The folder is created just before the first valid feature in the selections. The new folder cannot be placed before certain features, such as the predefined planes that exist when a new part is created.



Because a folder cannot be created inside another folder, any selected features already inside a folder are ignored.


This method works with components and features.


See Also


SolidWorks 2003 SP2, Revision Number 11.2

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