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GetSpecificFeature2 Method (IFeature)

Gets the interface for the specific feature type.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetSpecificFeature2() As Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IFeature
Dim value As Object
value = instance.GetSpecificFeature2()
object GetSpecificFeature2()
Object^ GetSpecificFeature2(); 

Return Value






You start with a IFeature object and want to get a more specific object

A call to IFeature::GetSpecificFeature2 is required. If you have the more specific object, then a call to QueryInterface in C++ or assignment (see sample code below) to a IFeature-typed variable allows an application to get back to the IFeature object.

You are writing a Dispatch application

You can use IFeature::GetTypeName to recognize the type of Dispatch object returned so you can call the appropriate properties and methods for that object.

You are writing a COM application

You can use the return value with QueryInterface to determine the object returned.

No interface exists

This method returns NULL.

For many feature types, this method returns NULL because there is no specific object for that type (for example, extrusion or cut features). For all functions that return objects, always check whether the return value is NULL before you try to use it.

This method gets these objects:


VB sample assignment code

Sub Foo(FeatIn As Feature)

Dim plane as RefPlane

Dim feat as Feature


Set plane = FeatIn.GetSpecificFeature2

feat = plane   'Make an implicit QueryInterface call


End Sub


See Also


SolidWorks 2004 FCS, Revision Number 12.0

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