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    ArticleReference Class
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    This class represents a part reference on a project, function, or a connection.
    Inheritance Hierarchy

    System.Object
       Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.StorableObject
          Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.ArticleReference
             Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.EObjects.TerminalAccessory

    Syntax
    public class ArticleReference : StorableObject 
    public ref class ArticleReference : public StorableObject 
    Remarks
    For further information, see WorkingWithParts. Some part reference properties are taken from the part if they are set to empty on the reference. Mind that ArticleReference is offline object and if you change a property from ArticleReference.Properties, you need to call the StoreToObject method in order to write data to corresponding properties of parent object (Project/Function/Connection).
    Public Constructors
     NameDescription
    Public ConstructorConstructor used to create transient article reference object. That object can be passed as a parameter to ConnectionDefinitionPoint() function.  
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    Public Properties
     NameDescription
    Public PropertyReturns the article of this articlereference. This is the Article stored in the Project, can be NULL if the article is not found in Project.  
    Public PropertyReturns true, if the article reference contains to an article placement  
    Public PropertySets and gets count  
    Public PropertyReturns an array of objects cross-referenced with this object (i.e. having the same name - in case of functions - or otherwise associated) (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.StorableObject)
    Public PropertyReturns the project as number. The number is unique for all open projects in one session. The number changes when the project is closed and opened again. (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.StorableObject)
    Public PropertyReturns an array of transient object (of Connection or Function type) that represent function templates associated with the article referenced by this object.  
    Public PropertyGets the identifying device tag of the parent function(property ArticleReferencePropertyList.ARTICLEREF_IDENTNAME).  
    Public PropertyRepresents this reference an assembly  
    Public Property

    Determines if the the StorableObject is locked.

    The StorableObject is locked when it was explicitly or implicitly locked.

    (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.StorableObject)
    Public PropertyDetermines if StorableObject is read-only (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.StorableObject)
    Public Property

    Determines if the the StorableObject is transient.

    The StorableObject is transient when it was created by default constructor and:

    it is a Page and it was not assigned a Project,

    it is a Placement or any class derived from it and was not assigned a Page.

    (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.StorableObject)
    Public PropertyDetermines if StorableObject is correct database object and is not deleted. (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.StorableObject)
    Public PropertyReturns the object identifier as number. The number is unique for all objects of this type. (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.StorableObject)
    Public PropertyReturns the Object this ArticleReference belongs to.  
    Public PropertyReturns ArticleReference's part number.  
    Public PropertyReturns the project the StorableObject belongs to. (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.StorableObject)
    Public Property.NET Property enabling access to P8 properties of the ArticleReference object.  
    Public PropertyReturns the index of the ArticleReference reference for the given article if it is referenced by a Function. This number is useful when reading values of article reference properties (indexed properties on function, e.g. FUNC_ARTICLE_COUNT). It is not equal to the 0-based position of element in the table of articles which is returned by Function.Articles/>  
    Public PropertyReturns the type of the object as number. (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.StorableObject)
    Public PropertySets and gets ArticleReference's variant number.  
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    Public Methods
     NameDescription
    Public MethodDestructor for deterministic finalization of ArticleReference object. (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.StorableObject)
    Public MethodOperator of comparison implementation. Checks if two StorableObjects refer to the same object in the project. (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.StorableObject)
    Public MethodServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.StorableObject)
    Public MethodTries to lock current object in database for exclusive access. Throws Eplan.EplApi.Base.LockingException on failure. (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.StorableObject)
    Public MethodRemoves the ArticleReference from the Object.  
    Public MethodTries to lock current object. If object is Placement - it's page will be locked as well; Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.E3D.Placement3D locks it's installation space; Function locks all it's connections and connection definition points; Page locks all placements from this page. Throws Eplan.EplApi.Base.LockingException on failure. (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.StorableObject)
    Public MethodCommits all changes of the ArticleReference to the matching properties of a parent object (Project/Function/Connection).  
    Public MethodReturns this object as string identifier. (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.StorableObject)
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