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GetStream Method (IModelDocExtension)

Gets the handle for the specified stream.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetStream( _
   ByVal StreamType As System.Integer, _
   ByRef ReadOnly As System.Boolean _
) As System.Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IModelDocExtension
Dim StreamType As System.Integer
Dim ReadOnly As System.Boolean
Dim value As System.Object
value = instance.GetStream(StreamType, ReadOnly)
System.object GetStream( 
   System.int StreamType,
   out System.bool ReadOnly
System.Object^ GetStream( 
&   System.int StreamType,
&   [Out] System.bool ReadOnly


1 = material stream
True if the stream is read-only, false if not

Return Value

Pointer to the IUnknown interface for this stream


To release the stream, call IModelDocExtension::ReleaseStream.

VB Example

This example illustrates attaching an XML document to a stream, and then releasing the stream.

Dim swApp As Object

Sub main()

Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Dim docext As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension


Set docext = swApp.ActiveDoc.Extension


Dim xmldoc As MSXML2.DOMDocument

Set xmldoc = CreateObject("MSXML2.DOMDocument")

Dim stat As Boolean

Dim stream

Set stream = docext.GetStream(1, stat)

xmldoc.Load (stream)

docext.ReleaseStream (1)


xmldoc.Save ("C:\temp\xmlmat.xml")


End Sub

C++ Example


  CComPtr<IModelDocExtension> ext;


  LPSTREAM stream = NULL;

  VARIANT_BOOL access = 0;

  ext->IGetStream(1, &access, &stream);

  // Your code

  if (stream)


  VARIANT_BOOL status;

  ext->IReleaseStream(1, &status);





See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2004 FCS, Revision Number 12.0

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