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ChangeState Method (IEdmFile5)

Obsolete. Superseded by IEdmFile10::ChangeState2.


Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Sub ChangeState( _
   ByRef poStateIdOrName As System.Object, _
   ByVal lFolderID As System.Integer, _
   ByVal bsComment As System.String, _
   ByVal lParentWnd As System.Integer, _
   Optional ByVal lEdmStateFlags As System.Integer _
void ChangeState( 
   ref System.object poStateIdOrName,
   System.int lFolderID,
   System.string bsComment,
   System.int lParentWnd,
   System.int lEdmStateFlags
void ChangeState( 
&   System.Object^% poStateIdOrName,
&   System.int lFolderID,
&   System.String^ bsComment,
&   System.int lParentWnd,
&   System.int lEdmStateFlags


Workflow state ID or name or IEdmState5 to which this file transitions (see Remarks)
ID of the file's active parent folder
Comment saved to the transition history
Parent window handle
Optional combination of EdmStateFlags bits; default is EdmStateFlags.EdmState_Simple



There must be a transition between the current state and poStateIdOrName, or this method fails.

It is possible to create multiple workflows with two or more states having the same name. If poStateIdOrName contains the name of the destination state instead of its ID, and if several transitions from the file’s current state lead to new states all having the same name, SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM randomly selects one of them. To be sure to which state the file transitions, specify a state ID in poStateIdOrName.

Return codes:

  • S_OK: The method successfully executed.
  • E_EDM_TRANSITION_ACTION_FAILED: One of the transition actions set up in the workflow failed.
  • E_EDM_OPERATION_REFUSED_BY_PLUGIN: One of the EdmCmdType.EdmCmd_PreState hooks did not permit the operation.
  • E_EDM_FILE_IS_LOCKED: The file is checked out. Changing state is only permitted on checked-in files.
  • E_EDM_PERMISSION_DENIED: The logged-in user lacks permission to change state.
  • E_EDM_CONDITIONS_NOT_MET: The conditions set up in the Workflow Editor for this transition were not met.
  • E_EDM_STATE_NOT_FOUND: There is no transition going from the file's current state to the specified state.

See Also


SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM Version 5.2

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