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GetImmediateChildReferences Method (IDocument)

Gets the immediate child external references for this document.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Sub GetImmediateChildReferences( _
   VARIANT* ExternalDefinitionTypeLongArray As System.Object, _
   VARIANT* ExternalDefinitionsArray As System.Object _
void GetImmediateChildReferences( 
   out System.object ExternalDefinitionTypeLongArray,
   out System.object ExternalDefinitionsArray
   ExternalDefinitionTypeLongArray : System.Object,
   ExternalDefinitionsArray : System.Object
COM native C++ 
HRESULT GetImmediateChildReferences( 
   VARIANT* ExternalDefinitionTypeLongArray,
   VARIANT* ExternalDefinitionsArray
DSRESULT GetImmediateChildReferences( 
   VARIANT* ExternalDefinitionTypeLongArray,
   VARIANT* ExternalDefinitionsArray



Array of external definition types as defined in dsObjectType_e that map onto elements of ExternalDefinitionsArray. Possible values:

  • dsDgnDefinitionType
  • dsPdfDefinitionType
  • dsImageDefinitionType
ExternalDefinitionsArray[out] or Return Value

Array of external definitions that map onto elements of ExternalDefinitionTypeLongArray. Possible values:


Also see the ISketchManager::InsertPdf example.



This method is valid only for documents to which one or more DGN, PDF, or Image files have been attached. Before calling this method, use one or more of the following methods to attach files:


See Also


DraftSight 2020 SP0

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