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GetBlockDefinitions Method (IDocument)
Array of Block definitions

Gets the Block definitions for the document.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetBlockDefinitions() As System.Object
System.object GetBlockDefinitions()
GetBlockDefinitions() : Array
COM native C++ 
HRESULT GetBlockDefinitions(
   VARIANT* BlockDefinitionArray
DSRESULT GetBlockDefinitions(
   dsObjectPtrArray* BlockDefinitionArray


BlockDefinitionArray[out] or Return Value
Array of Block definitions


This code snippet shows how to write the names of the Block definitions to a file.

COM native C++

void CAddinDumpManager::DumpBlockDefinitions( CStdioFile& fileOutput, LPCWSTR tabStr, IDocumentPtr dsDoc )
    CString strPrint;
    //Dump block definitions
    _variant_t pVariantArray = dsDoc->GetBlockDefinitions();
    if( V_VT( &pVariantArray ) != VT_EMPTY )
        IBlockDefinitionPtr *blkDefs = NULL;
        int countOfBlockDefs = 0;
        TypeConverter::convertVariantArrayToPtrArray<IBlockDefinitionPtr, IBlockDefinition>( pVariantArray, blkDefs, countOfBlockDefs );

        strPrint.Format( L"Block definitions (%d):\r\n", countOfBlockDefs );
        fileOutput.WriteString( strPrint );

        if( blkDefs && countOfBlockDefs > 0)
            for( int i = 0; i < countOfBlockDefs; ++i )
                bstr_t BLockName= blkDefs[i]->GetName();
                strPrint.Format(L"Block definition name: %s\r\n", BLockName.operator const wchar_t*());
            delete[] blkDefs;
        fileOutput.WriteString( L"ERROR GetBlockDefinitions\r\n" );



See Also


DraftSight V1R1

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