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GetFirstFolderPosition Method (IEdmFile5)

Starts an enumeration of the parent folders of this file.


Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetFirstFolderPosition() As IEdmPos5
IEdmPos5 GetFirstFolderPosition()
IEdmPos5^ GetFirstFolderPosition(); 

Return Value

IEdmPos5; position of the first parent folder



Files can be shared between several folders in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. Call IEdmFolder5::AddFileShared to share a file between several folders.

After calling this method to get the postion of the first parent folder in the list, call IEdmFile5::GetNextFolder to get the parent folders. 

C++ programmers not using smart-pointer wrapper functions must release the returned pointer to IEdmPos5.

Return codes:

  • S_OK: The method successfully executed.
  • S_FALSE: One of the arguments is invalid.

See Also


SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Version 5.2

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