# bdeGetBlockShortDescription

Returns a short description of a given block, if it has one.

## Syntax

description = bdeGetBlockShortDescription(block)

## Inputs

block
The block to get the short description of.
Type: block

## Outputs

description
A short description of block. Only will work if the block has a short description set.
Type: string

## Examples

Get a short description of block:

diagram = bdeGetCurrentDiagram();
block = bdeGetSelectedBlock(diagram);
description = bdeGetBlockShortDescription(block);



description = TestDescription