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ISetSelectionFilters Method (IPropertyManagerPageSelectionbox)

Defines the types of objects the user can select for this selection box.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Sub ISetSelectionFilters( _
   ByVal FilterCount As System.Short, _
   ByRef Filters As System.Integer _
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IPropertyManagerPageSelectionbox
Dim FilterCount As System.Short
Dim Filters As System.Integer
instance.ISetSelectionFilters(FilterCount, Filters)
void ISetSelectionFilters( 
   System.short FilterCount,
   ref System.int Filters
void ISetSelectionFilters( 
&   System.short FilterCount,
&   System.int% Filters


Number of filters
  • in-procses, unmanaged C++: Array of filter values as defined in swSelectType_e  (see Remarks)
  • VBA, VB.NET, C#, and C++/CLI: Not supported

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

  • Remarks

    You can only use this method to set properties on the PropertyManager page before it is displayed or while it is closed. See IPropertyManagerPage2::Show2 and IPropertyManagerPage2::Close.


    When a user makes a selection in the graphics area, SOLIDWORKS must decide whether to select a face, body, or component. The following table shows what appears in a selection box created with the specifed filters after a selection occurs in the graphics area.


    Filters Result


    If you want a body to appear in the selection box, then use swSelSOLIDBODIESFIRST.



    If you want a face to appear in the selection box, then use swSELCOMPSDONTOVERRIDE.



    If you want a body to appear in the selection box, then use swSelSOLIDBODIESFIRST.



    If you want a face to appear in the selection box, then use swSelCOMPSDONTOVERRIDE.
    - or -
    If you want a body to appear in the selection box, then use swSelSOLIDBODIESFIRST.

    swSelSURFACEBODIES and swSelSURFBODIESFIRST behave simliar to swSelSOLIDBODIES and swSelSOLIDBODIESFIRST. swSelEDGES and swSelVERTICES behave similar to swSelFACES. If the Filters is set to swSelNOTHING or swSelUNSUPPORTED, this the call to this method fails.


    See Also


    SOLIDWORKS 2001Plus FCS, Revision Number 10.0

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