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FindAttribute Method (IEntity)

Finds an attribute on an entity.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function FindAttribute( _
   ByVal AttributeDef As System.Object, _
   ByVal WhichOne As System.Integer _
) As System.Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IEntity
Dim AttributeDef As System.Object
Dim WhichOne As System.Integer
Dim value As System.Object
value = instance.FindAttribute(AttributeDef, WhichOne)
System.object FindAttribute( 
   System.object AttributeDef,
   System.int WhichOne
System.Object^ FindAttribute( 
&   System.Object^ AttributeDef,
&   System.int WhichOne



Attribute definition you want to find


Instance of this type on this entity (0,1,2,3, and so on)

Return Value

Attribute instance



After you add an attribute instance to a face, edge, vertex, loop, feature, or document, you can retrieve the attribute for query or modification in several ways:

  • Because an attribute instance is a feature:

  • If the user selected the attribute in the FeatureManager design tree, you can use standard selection control to get the Feature object for the attribute instance (ISelectionMgr::GetSelectedObject6) and call Feature::GetSpecificFeature2 to get the underlying attribute object.

  • If you traverse body topology, you can locate any Attribute object with a call to Entity::FindAttribute from the Entity object (for example, the face or edge). If the attribute instance was placed on the document, then you must use Feature::GetSpecificFeature2 to get back to it.

  • Always call IAttribute::GetEntityState to check if the attribute instance is valid and unambiguous.


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