Get DetailViewObject of Active Viewport

Hi, I’m trying to get the name of the detail view object of the active viewport on a layout.

To clarify, I’m not talking about pageview.ActiveViewport.Name. Rather, I’m trying to get the name attribute of the detail view geometry object of the active viewport.

Thank you!

Hi @carlRTC,

a layout page can have multiple detail views from which only one can be active at a time. Below python script prints detail.Viewport.Name, detail.IsActive state and detail.Name for all detailview objects of all pages.

import Rhino
import scriptcontext

def DoSomething():
    # get all page views
    page_views = scriptcontext.doc.Views.GetPageViews()
    if page_views.Count == 0: return
    # iterate page views 
    for pv in page_views:
        # get detail views for this page view
        detail_views = pv.GetDetailViews()
        # list page name and detail count
        print "'{}' has {} details:".format(pv.PageName, detail_views.Count)
        # list viewport name, active state and object name
        for dv in detail_views: 
            msg = "  Viewport.Name {}  IsActive: {}  ObjectName={}"
            print msg.format(dv.Viewport.Name, dv.IsActive, dv.Name)

you might check out other properties of detailview objects here


Hi, Clement, thanks for the reply.

That’s interesting … the ActiveVeiwport doesn’t inherently know which detail view it’s currently in. So I cycle through all the page’s detail views until I find the active one. Ok, good to know.

Thank you!