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Get Referenced Display State Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get the active display state of a component.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open an assembly that contains two instances of the same
'    component in different display states.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions: Inspect the Immediate window for the display states.

Option Explicit

Sub main()
    Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Dim assem As AssemblyDoc
    Set assem = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Dim model As ModelDoc2
    Set model = assem

    Dim assemConfig As Configuration
    Set assemConfig = model.ConfigurationManager.ActiveConfiguration

    Dim root As Component2
    Set root = assemConfig.GetRootComponent3(False)

    Dim comps
    comps = root.GetChildren

    Dim vComp
    For Each vComp In comps
        Dim comp As Component2
        Set comp = vComp

        Dim refConfigName As String
        refConfigName = comp.ReferencedConfiguration

        Dim compModel As ModelDoc2
        Set compModel = comp.GetModelDoc2

        compModel.Visible = True

        Dim cmActiveConfig As Configuration
        Set cmActiveConfig = compModel.ConfigurationManager.ActiveConfiguration

        Debug.Print comp.Name2
        Debug.Print "  " & cmActiveConfig.Name & " <" & comp.ReferencedDisplayState & ">"

        compModel.Visible = False
End Sub


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