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GetVisibleEntityCount2 Method (IView)

Gets the number of visible entities of the specified type for the specified component in this drawing view.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetVisibleEntityCount2( _
   ByVal LpViewComponent As Component2, _
   ByVal EntityType As System.Integer _
) As System.Integer
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IView
Dim LpViewComponent As Component2
Dim EntityType As System.Integer
Dim value As System.Integer
value = instance.GetVisibleEntityCount2(LpViewComponent, EntityType)
System.int GetVisibleEntityCount2( 
   Component2 LpViewComponent,
   System.int EntityType
System.int GetVisibleEntityCount2( 
&   Component2^ LpViewComponent,
&   System.int EntityType


Component from which to get the visible EntityType

Type of entity as defined in swViewEntityType_e

Return Value

Number of visible entities of EntityType in LpViewComponent



Visible entities are entities that are not completely obscured by other entities in the view.

Call this method to get the size of the array returned by IView::IGetVisibleEntities2.

The difference between this method and the now obsolete IView::GetVisibleEntityCount method is that this method gets the correct number of silhouette edges (EntityType = swViewEntityType_e.swViewEntityType_SilhouetteEdge).


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2014 FCS, Revision Number 22.0

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