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GetFirstDisplayDimension Method (IFeature)

Provides access to the dimensions that belong to this feature by returning the first display dimension associated with this feature.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetFirstDisplayDimension() As System.Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IFeature
Dim value As System.Object
value = instance.GetFirstDisplayDimension()
System.object GetFirstDisplayDimension()
System.Object^ GetFirstDisplayDimension(); 

Return Value

First IDisplayDimension object for this feature, or Nothing or null if there are no dimensions for this feature



Before you can get a feature's IDisplayDimension, use IModelDoc2::SetUserPreferenceToggle and swDisplayFeatureDimensions to display them.

All dimensions on this feature its sub-features are returned by either IFeature::GetFirstDisplayDimension and IFeature::GetNextDisplayDimension or IFeature::EnumDisplayDimensions. In the user-interface, this is equivalent to double-clicking a feature in the FeatureManager design tree to display all of the feature and sub-feature dimensions.

If you call this method from a sub-feature (for example, the sketch of a boss-extrude), then the IDisplayDimension object returned by IFeature::GetFirstDisplayDimension and IFeature::GetNextDisplayDimension contain only the dimensions found in the sketch.

Do not use IAnnotation::Visible property to modify this method's return value.

This method might not return the same display dimension every time it is called.


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 98Plus, datecode 1998319

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