Hide Table of Contents
GetAppearanceSetting Method (IModelDocExtension)

Gets the appearance setting for this document.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetAppearanceSetting() As AppearanceSetting
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IModelDocExtension
Dim value As AppearanceSetting
value = instance.GetAppearanceSetting()
AppearanceSetting GetAppearanceSetting()
AppearanceSetting^ GetAppearanceSetting(); 

Return Value



After calling this method:

  1. Set the properties in the IAppearanceSetting object.
  2. Call IModelDocExtension::GetDisplayStateSetting to obtain an IDisplayStateSetting object.
  3. Call IDisplayStateSetting::Names or IDisplayStateSetting::ISetNames to specify the display states.
  4. Call IDisplayStateSetting::Entities or IDisplayStateSetting::ISetEntities to specify the components.
  5. Call IDisplayStateSetting::Option to specify the scope of the display state setting.
  6. Get or set the material properties for the specified display states, components, and scope using IModelDocExtension::DisplayStateSpecMaterialPropertyValues.

See Also


SolidWorks 2012 FCS, Revision Number 20.0

Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   GetAppearanceSetting Method (IModelDocExtension)
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:


We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again

Web Help Content Version: API Help (English only) 2013 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.