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RegisterTrackingDefinition Method (ISldWorks)

Registers a tracking definition.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function RegisterTrackingDefinition( _
   ByVal Name As System.String _
) As System.Integer
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISldWorks
Dim Name As System.String
Dim value As System.Integer
value = instance.RegisterTrackingDefinition(Name)
System.int RegisterTrackingDefinition( 
   System.string Name
System.int RegisterTrackingDefinition( 
&   System.String^ Name


Prefixed name that uniquely identifies tracking definitions

Return Value

Cookie that represents the tracking definition for use in other methods; a return value of -1 indicates that a tracking cookie was not generated; if a cookie has already been registered for this tracking definition, then that cookie is returned



Applications can use the same prefix as for an IAttribute, IAttributeDef, and third-party storage. The same application can register mutiple tracking definitions; for example, abcMyTrackingDefinition1 and abcMyTrackingDefinition2.

This method should typically be called when an application is starting up. See Tracking IDs for more information. 


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2009 FCS, Revision Number 17.0

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