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Name Property (IFeature)

Gets or sets the name of the current feature.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Property Name As System.String
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IFeature
Dim value As System.String
instance.Name = value
value = instance.Name
System.string Name {get; set;}
property System.String^ Name {
   System.String^ get();
   void set ( &   System.String^ value);

Property Value

Name of the feature



Feature names can be seen in the FeatureManager design tree of any part or assembly.

Any change to a feature name is not visible to the user until a rebuild has been done. See IModelDoc2::EditRebuild3.

If you are setting the name of a feature, then the new name must be unique in the FeatureManager design tree. If the name is not unique, then the name is not changed. Also, the name cannot contain characters that are reserved by SolidWorks.

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