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DisplayWhenAdded Property (ISketchManager)

Gets or sets whether new sketch entities are immediately displayed when created.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Property DisplayWhenAdded As System.Boolean
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISketchManager
Dim value As System.Boolean
instance.DisplayWhenAdded = value
value = instance.DisplayWhenAdded
System.bool DisplayWhenAdded {get; set;}
property System.bool DisplayWhenAdded {
   System.bool get();
   void set ( &   System.bool value);

Property Value

True to display new sketch entities when added, false to not


The sketch entities appear on the screen after performing IModelView::GraphicsRedraw or IModelView::IGraphicsRedraw or IModelDoc2::EditRebuild3 is performed. Also, ISketchManager::AddToDB must be true to use this method's settings.


This display setting remains even after your program run has ended. Therefore, it is recommended that you reset this parameter to TRUE at the end of your program. For example, if you have ended your program and the display is set to FALSE, then the user would have difficulty performing selections and newly created entities would not be seen until a redraw or a rebuild.



  • IModelView::GraphicsRedraw and IModelView::IGraphicsRedraw are much faster than IModelDoc2::EditRebuild3.

  • ISketchManager::AddToDB and ISketchManager::DisplayWhenAdded also increase performance during sketch entity creation.

See Also


SolidWorks 2008 FCS, Revision Number 16.0

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