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GetNames Method [Visio 2003 SDK Documentation]

Office 2003

Returns the names of all items in an Addons or Documents collection.

object.GetNames(NameArray())

object    Required. An expression that returns an Addons or Documents collection.

NameArray    Required String. Array that receives names of members of the indicated object.

Version added

4.5

Remarks

If the GetNames method succeeds, NameArray returns a one-dimensional array of n strings indexed from 0 to n - 1, where n equals the Count property of the object. NameArray is an out argument that is allocated by the GetNames method, which passes ownership back to the caller. The caller should eventually perform the SafeArrayDestroy procedure on the returned array. Note that the SafeArrayDestroy procedure has the side effect of freeing the strings referenced by the array's entries. (Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual Basic for Applications take care of this for you.)

Note  Beginning with Microsoft Visio 2000, you can use both local and universal names to refer to Visio shapes, masters, documents, pages, rows, add-ons, cells, hyperlinks, styles, fonts, master shortcuts, UI objects, and layers. When a user names a shape, for example, the user is specifying a local name. Beginning with Microsoft Office Visio 2003, the ShapeSheet spreadsheet displays only universal names in cell formulas and values. (In prior versions, universal names were not visible in the user interface.)

As a developer, you can use universal names in a program when you don't want to change a name each time a solution is localized. Use the GetNames method to get the local name of more than one object. Use the GetNamesU method to get the universal name of more than one object.

Returns the names of all items in a Masters, MasterShortcuts, Pages, or Styles collection.

object .GetNames(localeSpecificNameArray())

object     Required. An expression that returns a collection from the Applies to list.

localeSpecificNameArray     Required String. Array that receives names of members of the indicated object.

Version added

4.5

Remarks

If the GetNames method succeeds, localeSpecificNameArray returns a one-dimensional array of n strings indexed from 0 to n - 1, where n equals the Count property of the object. localeSpecificNameArray is an out argument that is allocated by the GetNames method, which passes ownership back to the caller. The caller should eventually perform the SafeArrayDestroy procedure on the returned array. Note that the SafeArrayDestroy procedure has the side effect of freeing the strings referenced by the array's entries. (Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual Basic for Applications take care of this for you.)

Note  Beginning with Microsoft Visio 2000, you can use both local and universal names to refer to Visio shapes, masters, documents, pages, rows, add-ons, cells, hyperlinks, styles, fonts, master shortcuts, UI objects, and layers. When a user names a shape, for example, the user is specifying a local name. Beginning with Microsoft Office Visio 2003, the ShapeSheet spreadsheet displays only universal names in cell formulas and values. (In prior versions, universal names were not visible in the user interface.)

As a developer, you can use universal names in a program when you don't want to change a name each time a solution is localized. Use the GetNames method to get the local name of more than one object. Use the GetNamesU method to get the universal name of more than one object.

Example

The following macro shows how to use the GetNames method to get the names of all the Master objects in the Masters collection of the active document and print them in the Immediate window.

        
Public Sub GetNames_Example() 

    Dim strMasterNames() As String    
    Dim intLowerBound As Integer 
    Dim intUpperBound As Integer

    ActiveDocument.Masters.GetNames strMasterNames  
    intLowerBound = LBound(strMasterNames) 
    intUpperBound = UBound(strMasterNames) 
    Debug.Print ActiveDocument; " Lower bound:"; intLowerBound; "Upper bound:"; intUpperBound
 
    While intLowerBound <= intUpperBound
 
        Debug.Print strMasterNames (intLowerBound) 
        intLowerBound = intLowerBound + 1
 
    Wend

End Sub  

      




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