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GetVarAsText Method (IEdmEnumeratorVariable10)

Gets the value of the specified variable in text format from this file or folder.


Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetVarAsText( _
   ByVal bsVarName As System.String, _
   ByVal bsCfgName As System.String, _
   ByVal lFolderID As System.Integer, _
   ByRef poRetValue As System.Object _
) As System.Boolean
System.bool GetVarAsText( 
   System.string bsVarName,
   System.string bsCfgName,
   System.int lFolderID,
   out System.object poRetValue
System.bool GetVarAsText( 
&   System.String^ bsVarName,
&   System.String^ bsCfgName,
&   System.int lFolderID,
&   [Out] System.Object^ poRetValue


Name of variable to read
Name of configuration or layout from which to get the variable value; empty string for folders and file types that do not support configurations (see Remarks)
ID of parent folder
Variable value in text format

Return Value

True if the variable is found, false if not


To specify bsCfgName:

  • Call IEdmFile5::GetConfigurations to get the available configuration names for this file.
  • If this method is used in your add-in's implementation of IEdmAddIn5::OnCmd, then a list of configuration names for the data card is returned in ppoData that can be cast to EdmCmdData. EdmCmdData.mpoExtra contains an IEdmStrLst5 of configuration names.

C++ users must initialize the VARIANT struct of poRetValue with a call to VariantInit before calling this method. They also must free the contents of the struct with a call to VariantClear. 

Return codes:

  • S_OK: The method successfully executed.
  • S_FALSE: The variable was not found. 

See Also


SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2015 SP04

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