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AddFolder Method (IEdmFolder5)

Creates a subfolder in this folder.


Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function AddFolder( _
   ByVal lParentWnd As System.Integer, _
   ByVal bsFolderName As System.String, _
   Optional ByVal poData As EdmFolderData _
) As IEdmFolder5
IEdmFolder5 AddFolder( 
   System.int lParentWnd,
   System.string bsFolderName,
   EdmFolderData poData
IEdmFolder5^ AddFolder( 
&   System.int lParentWnd,
&   System.String^ bsFolderName,
&   EdmFolderData^ poData


Parent window handle
Name of the new folder
IEdmFolderData5; optional additional data (see Remarks)

Return Value




To create all the folders in a path in one operation, call  IEdmFolder5::CreateFolderPath.

To add more than one folder, use IEdmBatchAddFolders to add them all at once, which is much more efficient than using this method, which adds folders only one at a time.

If poData is null, the user rights and file data card for the new folder are inherited from the parent folder.

C++ users not using smart-pointer wrapper functions must release the returned pointer to IEdmFolder5.

Return codes:

  • S_OK: The method successfully executed.
  • E_EDM_INVALID_NAME: The folder name contained invalid characters.
  • E_EDM_COULD_NOT_CREATE_LOCAL_FOLDER: Could not create the new folder in the local disk cache.
  • E_EDM_NAME_ALREADY_EXISTS: There is already a file or folder with the specified name in this folder.
  • E_EDM_FOLDER_NOT_FOUND: This folder has been deleted.
  • E_EDM_PERMISSION_DENIED: The user lacks permission to create sub-folders here.
  • E_EDM_OPERATION_REFUSED_BY_PLUGIN: The operation was not permitted by one of the installed EdmCmdData.EdmCmd_PreAddFolder hooks.

See Also


SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Version 5.2

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