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Initialize Method (IMateControllerFeatureData)

Initializes this mate controller with the specified mates.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Sub Initialize( _
   ByVal Mates As System.Object _
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IMateControllerFeatureData
Dim Mates As System.Object
void Initialize( 
   System.object Mates
void Initialize( 
&   System.Object^ Mates


Array of supportive mates


See the IMateControllerFeatureData examples.


Before calling this method, use IAssemblyDoc::IsSupportedMatesAvailable and IAssemblyDoc::CollectAllSupportiveMates to determine appropriates mates with which to initialize this mate controller.

Mates passed to this method are given precedence over pre-selected mates. If this method is not called or invalid mates are passed to it, then pre-selected mates are used.

For .NET applications, you must marshal the Mates array to IDispatch object arrays before calling this method. See IDispatch Object Arrays as Input in .NET.


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2023 FCS, Revision Number 31

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