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IGetEntityByName Method (IPartDoc)

Gets an entity (face, edge, vertex) by name.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function IGetEntityByName( _
   ByVal Name As System.String, _
   ByVal EntityType As System.Integer _
) As Entity
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IPartDoc
Dim Name As System.String
Dim EntityType As System.Integer
Dim value As Entity
value = instance.IGetEntityByName(Name, EntityType)
Entity IGetEntityByName( 
   System.string Name,
   System.int EntityType
Entity^ IGetEntityByName( 
&   System.String^ Name,
&   System.int EntityType



Name of entity


Entity type as defined in swSelectType_e (see Remarks)

Return Value




Valid entityType types:

  • swSelFACES

  • swSelEDGES

  • swSeleVERTICES

Another way to obtain an IEntity object based on its name is to traverse the body topology (for example, use IBody2::GetFirstFace or IBody2::IGetFirstFace and so on) and use IModelDoc2::GetEntityName or IModelDoc2::IGetEntityName to determine when you have located the desired entity.

Because the names of entities are stored with the part document, this method resides on the IPartDoc object.


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