The GetView function method returns the currently selected ENVIView reference.


; Launch the application
e = ENVI()
; Get the first view
view = e.GetView()
; Create a second View
view2 = e.CreateView()
; Get the current active view
active_view = e.GetView()
; The second view should equal the active view
IF view2 EQ active_view THEN $
  PRINT, 'The second view is the active view.'


Result = ENVI.GetView([/ALL] [, ERROR=variable])

Return Value

This method returns a reference to an ENVIView.


Keywords are applied only during the initial creation of the object.


When this keyword is set, the method returns all views.


Set this keyword to a named variable that will contain any error message issued during execution of this routine. If no error occurs, the ERROR variable will be set to a null string (''). If an error occurs and the routine is a function, then the function result will be undefined.

When this keyword is not set and an error occurs, ENVI returns to the caller and execution halts. In this case, the error message is contained within !ERROR_STATE and can be caught using IDL's CATCH routine. See IDL Help for more information on !ERROR_STATE and CATCH.

See Manage Errors for more information on error handling in ENVI programming.

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See Also

ENVI function, ENVIView, ENVIView::CreateLayer