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RenameDocument Method (IModelDocExtension)

Temporarily renames the selected component using the specified name.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function RenameDocument( _
   ByVal NewName As System.String _
) As System.Integer
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IModelDocExtension
Dim NewName As System.String
Dim value As System.Integer
value = instance.RenameDocument(NewName)
System.int RenameDocument( 
   System.string NewName
System.int RenameDocument( 
&   System.String^ NewName


New name for the component 

Return Value

Status of temporarily renaming the component as defined in swRenameDocumentError_e (see Remarks)



If this method returns swRenameDocumentError_e.swRenameDocumentError_None, then the new name of the component is shown in the FeatureManager design tree and the file name of the component changes in memory. All currently open documents that reference the renamed file are updated to reference the new file name.


See the SOLIDWORKS Help for details about renaming components.


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2016 FCS, Revision Number 24.0

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