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GetReferenceTree Method (IEdmFile5)

Gets an interface to the files that reference or are referenced by this file.


Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetReferenceTree( _
   ByVal lParentFolderID As System.Integer, _
   Optional ByVal lVersionNo As System.Integer _
) As IEdmReference5
IEdmReference5 GetReferenceTree( 
   System.int lParentFolderID,
   System.int lVersionNo
IEdmReference5^ GetReferenceTree( 
&   System.int lParentFolderID,
&   System.int lVersionNo


ID of the file's parent folder (see Remarks)
Version of the file for which to get references; 0 to get the latest version

Return Value




Some file types, such as files from AutoCAD, SOLIDWORKS, MS Word, etc., contain references to other files. You can also set up your own references via SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM's User Defined File References dialog box. SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM manages all of these references for you, and they appear in the check-in dialog box in the form of a reference tree.

To specify lParentFolderID, inspect all of the parent folders of this file by calling IEdmFile5::GetFirstFolderPosition and IEdmFile5::GetNextFolder.

Use IEdmReference5 that is returned in ppoRetRoot to enumerate referenced files and referencing files and set up user-defined references.

C++ programmers not using smart-pointer wrapper functions must release the returned interface, IEdmReference5.

Return codes:

  • S_OK: The method successfully executed.
  • S_FALSE: An argument is invalid.

See Also


SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM Version 5.2

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