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IGetDatumPoints2 Method (IView)

Gets all of the information about all the datum points in this view.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function IGetDatumPoints2() As System.Double
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IView
Dim value As System.Double
value = instance.IGetDatumPoints2()
System.double IGetDatumPoints2()
System.double IGetDatumPoints2(); 

Return Value

  • in-process, unmanaged C++: Pointer to an array of doubles (see Remarks)
  • VBA, VB.NET, C#, and C++/CLI: Not supported

    See In-process Methods for details about this type of method.

  • Remarks

    Return value is an array of doubles with the format:


    Color, LineStyleIndex, LineWidth, LayerID, LayerOverride, ptLoc[3] ... ]

    Color = COLORREF returned as an integer. Return value can be 0 or -1 for default color.

    LineStyleIndex = line style. Valid line styles as defined in swLineStyles_e.

    LineWidth = integer value defining the line width. Valid width values as defined in swLineWeights_e.

    LayerID = integer value indicating which layer holds this entity. This integer value is the array index value into the layerList array. The layerList array can be obtained using ILayerMgr::GetLayerList or ILayerMgr::IGetLayerList. A value of 1 indicates that this item is not on a layer.

    LayerOverride = integer with bit flags set to determine which properties, if any, have been overridden with respect to the ILayer default properties. If the bit value is set, then the specific property or properties have been overridden. The bit indicators are: color = 0x1, style = 0x2, and width = 0x4. Therefore, if LayerOverride is returned as 3, you know the color and style have been specifically set for this item and may not match the default values associated with this item's layer.

    ptLoc[3] = array of 3 doubles (X,Y,Z) describing the point location


    This entire set of data repeats for each datum point in the view. The size of the array is (NumPts * 8). To determine the number of points,use IView::GetDatumPointsCount.

    The data returned from this method is in terms of view space. If you want the data in terms of sheet space (for example, the 0,0 origin being the lower-left corner of the sheet), then combine this data with the three return values from IView::GetXForm or IView::IGetXForm.


    See Also


    SOLIDWORKS 99, datecode 1999207

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