Hide Table of Contents
IActiveDoc2 Property (ISldWorks)

Gets the currently active document.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
ReadOnly Property IActiveDoc2 As ModelDoc2
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISldWorks
Dim value As ModelDoc2
value = instance.IActiveDoc2
ModelDoc2 IActiveDoc2 {get;}
property ModelDoc2^ IActiveDoc2 {
   ModelDoc2^ get();

Property Value

Model document or null if the operation fails



If no document is active, then null is returned. This is a read-only property.

The currently active document cannot be the document that is being edited by the end-user. For example, you can use in-context editing to modify an assembly component. The currently active document is the assembly, but the edit target is the assembly component. For assemblies, you can determine the edit target by using the IAssemblyDoc::GetEditTarget or IAssemblyDoc::IGetEditTarget2 method.

See Also

Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   IActiveDoc2 Property (ISldWorks)
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:


We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again

Web Help Content Version: API Help (English only) 2016 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.