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GetExternalReferenceName Method (IModelDoc2)

Gets the name of the externally referenced document (in the case of a join or mirrored part).

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetExternalReferenceName() As System.String
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IModelDoc2
Dim value As System.String
value = instance.GetExternalReferenceName()
System.string GetExternalReferenceName()
System.String^ GetExternalReferenceName(); 

Return Value

Full path of referenced document or NULL


If the model document does not have an externally referenced document, a NULL string is returned.


This example shows how to get the names of any externally referenced document for the open model.


Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2


    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName

    Debug.Print "  ExtRefName = " & swModel.GetExternalReferenceName

End Sub



See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2001Plus FCS, Revision Number 10.0

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