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Create Callout Independent of a Selection (VB.NET)

This example shows how to create a callout that is independent of a selection.

 

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' Preconditions:  Document is open in SolidWorks.

'

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' Postconditions: A callout is created with two leaders.

'

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Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swpublished

Imports System

Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    Dim swModel As ModelDoc2

    Dim swExt As ModelDocExtension

    Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr

    Dim mathUtil As MathUtility

    Public Sub main()

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

        swExt = swModel.Extension

        swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

        mathUtil = swApp.GetMathUtility

        Dim handle As New calloutHandler

        Dim mp As MathPoint

        Dim vPnt(2) As Double

        vPnt(0) = 0.0#

        vPnt(1) = 0.0#

        vPnt(2) = 0.0#

        mp = mathUtil.CreatePoint(vPnt)

        Dim myCallout As Callout

        myCallout = swExt.CreateCallout(2, handle)

        myCallout.Value(1) = "test"

        myCallout.Label2(1) = "SldWorks API"

        Call myCallout.SetLeader(True, True)

        Call myCallout.SetTargetPoint(1, 0.001, 0.001, 0)

        Call myCallout.SetTargetPoint(2, -0.001, 0.001, 0)

        myCallout.Position = mp

        myCallout.ValueInactive(0) = True

        myCallout.TextBox = False

        myCallout.Display(True)

    End Sub

    ''' <summary>

    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.

    ''' </summary>

    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class

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' calloutHandler.vb

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Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swpublished

Imports System

Imports System.Diagnostics

<System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(True)> _

Public Class calloutHandler

    Implements SwCalloutHandler

    Private Function OnStringValueChanged(ByVal pManipulator As Object, ByVal RowID As Integer, ByVal Text As String) As Boolean Implements SolidWorks.Interop.swpublished.ISwCalloutHandler.OnStringValueChanged

        Debug.Print("Text: " & Text)

        Debug.Print("Row: " & RowID)

        Return True

    End Function

End Class



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