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RefreshFolder Method (IEdmVault5)

Refreshes the file listing in the specified folder.


Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Sub RefreshFolder( _
   ByVal bsFolderPath As System.String _
void RefreshFolder( 
   System.string bsFolderPath
void RefreshFolder( 
&   System.String^ bsFolderPath


File system path to the folder to refresh



If you use API methods to add, check out, or change the state of a file, the API does not automatically refresh its folder in Windows Explorer. That would be inefficient when processing a large number of files. If you check in a file using the API and browse to its folder using Windows Explorer, it appears to the user that the file is still checked out. This folder can be refreshed by one of the following techniques:

  • Calling this method 
  • Pressing F5
  • Navigating to a different folder and back again

There is no way to force a refresh on other machines.

Return codes: 

  • S_OK: The method successfully executed.

See Also


SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Version 5.2

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