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GetEntityByName Method (IPartDoc)

Gets an entity (face, edge, vertex) by name.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetEntityByName( _
   ByVal Name As System.String, _
   ByVal EntityType As System.Integer _
) As System.Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IPartDoc
Dim Name As System.String
Dim EntityType As System.Integer
Dim value As System.Object
 
value = instance.GetEntityByName(Name, EntityType)
C# 
System.object GetEntityByName( 
   System.string Name,
   System.int EntityType
)
C++/CLI 
System.Object^ GetEntityByName( 
&   System.String^ Name,
&   System.int EntityType
) 

Parameters

Name

Name of entity

EntityType

Entity type as defined in swSelectType_e (see Remarks)

Return Value

Entity

Example

Remarks

Valid entityType types:

  • swSelFACES

  • swSelEDGES

  • swSelVERTICES

Another way to obtain an IEntity object based on its name is to traverse the body topology (for example, use IBody2::GetFirstFace or IBody2::IGetFirstFace and so on) and use IModelDoc2::GetEntityName or IModelDoc2::IGetEntityName to determine when you have located the desired entity.

Because the names of entities are stored with the part document, this method resides on the IPartDoc object.

 

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