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GetPreviewBitmap Method (ISwDMDocument10)

Gets the preview bitmap (.bmp) for this document.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetPreviewBitmap( _
   ByRef result As SwDmPreviewError _
) As System.Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISwDMDocument10
Dim result As SwDmPreviewError
Dim value As System.Object
value = instance.GetPreviewBitmap(result)
System.object GetPreviewBitmap( 
   out SwDmPreviewError result
System.Object^ GetPreviewBitmap( 
&   [Out] SwDmPreviewError result


Success or error code as defined by SwDmPreviewError

Return Value

Pointer to the preview bitmap (.bmp) (an IPictureDisp*)



If a drawing has multiple sheets, then a preview bitmap is created only for the drawing sheet that was active when the drawing was last saved. If you want previews for all sheets in a multiple sheet drawing, then use ISwDMSheet2::GetPreviewPNGBitmap.


If a part or assembly has multiple configurations, then a preview bitmap is created only for the configuration that was active when the part or assembly was last saved. If you want previews for all configurations in a multiple configuration part or assembly, then use ISwDMConfiguration7::GetPreviewPNGBitmap.


This method does not work in out-of-process and some ASP.NET/IIS web applications.


See Also


SOLIDWORKS Document Manager API 2008 FCS

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