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GetBlockDefinition Method (IBlockInstance)
Block definition

Gets the Block definition for the Block instance.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetBlockDefinition() As BlockDefinition
BlockDefinition GetBlockDefinition()
GetBlockDefinition() : dsBlockDefinition
COM native C++ 
HRESULT GetBlockDefinition(
   IBlockDefinition** BlockDef
DSRESULT GetBlockDefinition(
   dsBlockDefinition** BlockDef


BlockDef[out] or Return Value
Block definition


This code snippet shows how to get the Block definition for a Block instance.

COM native C++

//Get Block definition for Block instance
IBlockDefinition blockDef = blkIns->GetBlockDefinition();



See Also


DraftSight V1R1

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