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GetImmediateChildReferences Method (IReferenceManager)

Gets the nearest child external references of the specified unopened drawing file.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Sub GetImmediateChildReferences( _
   BSTR DrawingFilePath As System.String, _
   VARIANT* ExternalDefinitionTypeLongArray As System.Object, _
   VARIANT* ExternalDefinitionsArray As System.Object _
void GetImmediateChildReferences( 
   System.string DrawingFilePath,
   out System.object ExternalDefinitionTypeLongArray,
   out System.object ExternalDefinitionsArray
   DrawingFilePath : System.String,
   ExternalDefinitionTypeLongArray : System.Object,
   ExternalDefinitionsArray : System.Object
COM native C++ 
HRESULT GetImmediateChildReferences( 
   const dsString& DrawingFilePath,
   VARIANT* ExternalDefinitionTypeLongArray,
   VARIANT* ExternalDefinitionsArray
DSRESULT GetImmediateChildReferences( 
   BSTR DrawingFilePath,
   VARIANT* ExternalDefinitionTypeLongArray,
   VARIANT* ExternalDefinitionsArray


Full path name of the drawing file for which to retrieve the nearest external child references

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:


See the IReferenceManager examples.


This method allows you to retrieve the nearest child external references of unopened DrawingFilePath. To retrieve the nearest child external references of an opened drawing, use IDocument::GetImmediateChildReferences.

See Also


DraftSight 2020 SP1

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