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Add ActiveX Tabs to FeatureManager Design Tree (VB.NET)

This example shows how to add tabs to a split FeatureManager design tree, using an on-disk bitmap file for the tabs' icons.

' Preconditions:
' 1. In the IDE:
'    a. Reference Microsoft Calendar Control's ActiveX
'       control file (click Project > Add Reference >
'       Browse

'    b. Browse to:
'       c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\MSCAL.OCX
'       and click OK.
' 2. Specified part document and bitmap exist.
' Postconditions:
' 1. The FeatureManager design tree is split.
' 2. A new tab is added to each FeatureManager design tree;
'    the top Microsoft Calendar Control's background is black and
'    the bottom Microsoft Calendar Control's background is red.
' 3. The new tab on the top FeatureManager design tree is active.

' NOTE: Because the part document is used elsewhere,
' do not save any changes when closing it.
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports MSACAL

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

Public Sub Main()

Const iconSmall As String = "C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\data\user macro icons\button.bmp"

        Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
Dim swModViewMgr As ModelViewManager
Dim swFeatMgrTabTop As FeatMgrView
Dim swFeatMgrTabBtm As FeatMgrView
Dim ctrlTop As MSACAL.Calendar
Dim ctrlBtm As MSACAL.Calendar
Dim fileName As String
        Dim errors As Integer
        Dim warnings As Integer
        Dim activePane As Integer

        fileName = "c:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\samples\tutorial\fillets\knob.sldprt"
        swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)

        swModViewMgr = swModel.ModelViewManager

        ' Split the FeatureManager design tree;
        ' the original is displayed below the copy

        swModel.FeatureManagerSplitterPosition = 0.5

' New tab on original of FeatureManager design tree
        swFeatMgrTabBtm = swModViewMgr.CreateFeatureMgrControl2(iconSmall, "MSCAL.Calendar", "", "Bottom tab ToolTip", swFeatMgrPane_e.swFeatMgrPaneBottom)
        ctrlBtm = swFeatMgrTabBtm.GetControl
        ctrlBtm.BackColor = 255
' red


        ' New tab on copy of FeatureManager design tree
        swFeatMgrTabTop = swModViewMgr.CreateFeatureMgrControl2(iconSmall, "MSCAL.Calendar", "", "Top tab ToolTip", swFeatMgrPane_e.swFeatMgrPaneBottom)
        ctrlTop = swFeatMgrTabTop.GetControl
        ctrlTop.BackColor = 0
' black

        activePane = swFeatMgrTabTop.ActivateView

End Sub

    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks



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