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IGetVisibleEntities2 Method (IView)

Gets the visible entities of the specified type for the specified component in this drawing view.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function IGetVisibleEntities2( _
   ByVal LpViewComponent As Component2, _
   ByVal EntityType As System.Integer, _
   ByVal ViewEntityCount As System.Integer _
) As Entity
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IView
Dim LpViewComponent As Component2
Dim EntityType As System.Integer
Dim ViewEntityCount As System.Integer
Dim value As Entity
value = instance.IGetVisibleEntities2(LpViewComponent, EntityType, ViewEntityCount)
Entity IGetVisibleEntities2( 
   Component2 LpViewComponent,
   System.int EntityType,
   System.int ViewEntityCount
Entity^ IGetVisibleEntities2( 
&   Component2^ LpViewComponent,
&   System.int EntityType,
&   System.int ViewEntityCount


Component from which to get EntityType
Type of entity as defined in swViewEntityType_e
Number of visible entities of EntityType in LpViewComponent

Return Value

  • In-process, unmanaged C++: Pointer to an array of visible entities
  • VBA, VB.NET, C#, and C++/CLI: Not supported


    See In-process Methods for details about this type of method.

  • Remarks

    Visible entities are entities that are not completely obscured by other entities in the view.

    Call IView::GetVisibleEntityCount2 before calling this method to get the value of ViewEntityCount.

    The difference between this method and the now obsolete IView::IGetVisibleEntities method is that this method supports silhouette edges (EntityType = swViewEntityType_e.swViewEntityType_SilhouetteEdge).


    See Also


    SOLIDWORKS 2014 FCS, Revision Number 22.0

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