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Name2 Property (IComponent2)

Gets or sets the name of the selected component. 

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Property Name2 As System.String
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IComponent2
Dim value As System.String
instance.Name2 = value
value = instance.Name2
System.string Name2 {get; set;}
property System.String^ Name2 {
   System.String^ get();
   void set ( &   System.String^ value);

Property Value

Name of this component



This property returns a name that includes an instance number. For example:


indicates that this is the first instance of the Part1 Component2. If you are examining a component that is within a subassembly, then this property returns a name that includes the full hierarchical path of component names. For example:


indicates that this component (Part1) is the first instance within the subAssem1 Component2. It also shows that the second instance of subAssem1 is referenced.

If you are setting the name of a component:

  • Before executing a name change, this property checks the swExtRefUpdateCompNames setting. If swExtRefUpdateCompNames is true, then the name change fails; if swExtRefUpdateCompNames is false, then the name change succeeds. Use ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle to change the swExtRefUpdateCompNames setting. Also, remember that some special characters are reserved by SOLIDWORKS, so be sure to use valid characters in the new name.
  • The component must be selected.

See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2001Plus FCS, Revision Number 10.0

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