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# Is there an alternative to GetObject

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Hi,

in one of my macros i use GetObject to get a reference to a document. I use the document to get the ViewStyle and FaceStyle information from this file. FullName of the file as String is the only information i have at this moment.

```source = CType(GetObject(fi.FullName), SolidEdgeDocument)
styler = New CModellStyler(destination, source)```

This is the only function i use from Microsoft.VisualBasic Namespace.

Is there an alternative way to get a reference to the document without opening the file (visible) and without using VisualBasic Namespace?

Greetings from Germany

Christian

Greetings from Germany
Christian Kunkel
https://c-k-m.info
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Accepted by topic author ckunkel72
‎08-26-2015 04:32 AM

## Re: Is there an alternative to GetObject

You sure can. GetObject() is not much more than a wrapper for Marshal.BindToMoniker().

```Imports System
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Linq
Imports System.Text

Namespace MonikerTest
Friend Class Program
Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
Dim filename = "C:\Users\jason_001\Desktop\Part1.par"
Dim document = TryCast(System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.BindToMoniker(filename), SolidEdgeFramework.SolidEdgeDocument)
Dim application = document.Application
End Sub
End Class
End Namespace```

Jason Newell
Applications Architect
www.jasonnewell.net

## Re: Is there an alternative to GetObject

Thank you Jason, works fine.

Greetings from Germany

Christian Kunkel

Greetings from Germany
Christian Kunkel
https://c-k-m.info