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LockFile Method (IEdmFile5)

Checks out this file from the vault to which the user is currently logged in.


Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Sub LockFile( _
   ByVal lParentFolderID As System.Integer, _
   ByVal lParentWnd As System.Integer, _
   Optional ByVal lEdmLockFlags As System.Integer _
void LockFile( 
   System.int lParentFolderID,
   System.int lParentWnd,
   System.int lEdmLockFlags
void LockFile( 
&   System.int lParentFolderID,
&   System.int lParentWnd,
&   System.int lEdmLockFlags


ID of parent folder to which to check out the file
Parent window handle
Optional combination of EdmLockFlag bits; default is EdmLockFlag.EdmLock_Simple



When checking out several files, it is more efficient to use IEdmBatchGet than to repeatedly call this method to check out every file.

Return codes:

  • S_OK: The method successfully executed.
  • E_EDM_FILE_IS_LOCKED: The file is already checked out.
  • E_EDM_PERMISSION_DENIED: The user lacks permission to check out this file.
  • E_EDM_OPERATION_REFUSED_BY_PLUGIN: One of the installed EdmCmdType.EdmCmd_PreLock hooks did not permit the operation.
  • E_EDM_FILE_NOT_FOUND: The file was not found in the vault.

See Also


SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Version 5.2

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