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GetOpenDocument Method (ISldWorks)

Gets the open document with the specified name.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetOpenDocument( _
   ByVal DocName As System.String _
) As ModelDoc2
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISldWorks
Dim DocName As System.String
Dim value As ModelDoc2
value = instance.GetOpenDocument(DocName)
ModelDoc2 GetOpenDocument( 
   System.string DocName
ModelDoc2^ GetOpenDocument( 
&   System.String^ DocName


Name of the document (see Remarks)

Return Value

Model document



Only call this method for a document that has already been opened in its own window. If you call this method for a document that has not been opened in its own window, then methods on the returned object may not work as expected.

If you do not specify a file extension in the DocName argument, then the file extension of the document is ignored. This can cause problems if you have two different document types with the same name opened; for example, 12345.sldprt and 12345.sldasm.

If you do not specify the file extension in your call to this method, then you cannot be sure which document is retrieved. To avoid this problem, you can specify the filename extension in the DocName parameter or you can check the document type after it is activated using IModelDoc2::GetType.


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2005 FCS, Revision Number 13.0

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