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    SymbolReference Class
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    A class that represents logical elements of Project's Page that are placed in projects logical hierarchy. Although it does not have to be a device, in most cases it is.
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    Syntax
    public class SymbolReference : Placement 
    public ref class SymbolReference : public Placement 
    Remarks
    Some properties of Data model classes are not linked with their owners even if from the syntax it may seem otherwise.sub Like in this line: oRectangle.Pen.ColorId = 5, the ColorId of the Pen is changed but oRectangle object doesn't know about it since the Pen property is a stand alone value not aware of oRectangle object existence. This remark applies to the following SymbolReference property: PropertyPlacements.
    Public Constructors
     NameDescription
    Public ConstructorDefault constructor. Creates the SymbolReference object.  
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    Public Properties
     NameDescription
    Public PropertyThe value determines if target is taken from net-based routing or not.  
    Public PropertyReturns a block which this SymbolReference object is part of. If this object is not a part of any block, this property returns NULL.  
    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 PropertySets display sequence. The drawing order flag will be used to sort elements according to drawing order within a group. If elements chare the same value the drawing order will result from order of the data model. Default value is 67. (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.Placement)
    Public PropertyAn array of the symbols's connection points  
    Public PropertyAn array of SymbolReference.GraphicalConnection objects representing all auto-connecting lines connected to the pins of the symbol. This property may be useful to check graphical layout of connections associated with the symbol (including T-nodes, corners, etc.).  
    Public PropertyReturns a group that the Placement object belongs to. If the Placement object doesn't belong to any group, NULL is returned. (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.Placement)
    Public PropertyReturns true if the symbol's logical area is a polyline (consisting of segments) rather than just a rectangle.  
    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 PropertyReturns true if the placement is placed (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.Placement)
    Public PropertyDetermines if StorableObject is read-only (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.StorableObject)
    Public PropertyGets/Sets visibility of the object as set in its properties dialog. (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.Placement)
    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 PropertyOverridden. Get or set the placement's location.  
    Public PropertyGets/Sets an array of segments that the symbol's logical area may consist of.  
    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 page the Placement is on, or assigns a Page object to the placement. If the placement was previously assigned to another page, it is removed from old one and assigned to the page given as an argument. (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.Placement)
    Public PropertyReturns the project the StorableObject belongs to. (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.StorableObject)
    Public PropertyEPLAN properties of the SymbolReference object.  
    Public PropertyReturns Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.Graphics.PropertyPlacements assigned to the SymbolReference.  
    Public PropertyReturns PropertyPlacementsSchemas assigned to this SymbolReference.  
    Public PropertySpecifies Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.MasterData.SymbolVariant assigned to this SymbolReference.  
    Public PropertySet configuration type to select different variants for point or destination wiring  
    Public PropertyReturns the type of the object as number. (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.StorableObject)
    Public PropertyReturn true if the instance uses the local property instances, otherwise it uses the ones of the variant.  
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    Public Methods
     NameDescription
    Public MethodConverts the symbol representing this object into a group of graphical placements.  
    Public MethodCopy Placement and insert the Copy into destination group Placement will be copied into the same Project as the destination group If this placement is transient, the copy will be persistent, if the destination group is also persistent. Group or Page, where the placement will be inserted (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.Placement)
    Public MethodOverloaded. Creates a SymbolReference. It is placed on the page passed as a parameter, using a given SymbolVariant.  
    Public MethodDestructor for deterministic finalization of SymbolReference 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 MethodPlacement bounding box. Bounding box is a rectangle which contain this placement. It can be also used to determine placement size. (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.Placement)
    Public MethodServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.StorableObject)
    Public MethodReturns a rectangle which is the logical area of the object derived from SymbolReference. For objects having symbols consisting of segments, this method returns the bounding box of the polyline created by those segments.  
    Public MethodGets list of property placements of given type.  
    Public MethodChecks, if the point is inside logical area of the symbol. Returns true, if the symbol has a logical area and the point is inside. The logical area may be a rectangle or a polyline without arcs.  
    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 placement. (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.Placement)
    Public MethodReorders property placements of one type, which are assigned to this SymbolReference.  
    Public MethodOverloaded. Scales the placement (or group of placements) by the specified factors in X and Y axis with scaling origin point specified by the ptOrigin parameter X axis factor. E.g. value of 2 makes the width two times bigger.Y axis factor. E.g. value of 0.5 makes the height two times smaller.Scaling origin point. (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.Placement)
    Public MethodSets rectangular logical area for objects derived from SymbolReference.  
    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 MethodCopies or removes all local ProperyPlacemnets and sets flag  
    Public MethodReturns this object as string identifier. (Inherited from Eplan.EplApi.DataModel.StorableObject)
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