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Edit Balloon Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to edit a balloon in a drawing document.

' --------------------------------------------------------------------------

' Preconditions:

' 1. Open:

' <SolidWorks_install_dir>\samples\tutorial\advdrawings\foodprocessor.slddrw

' 2. Click Insert > Annotations > Balloon.

' 3. Click a model edge in either drawing view and add the balloon.

' 4. Close the Balloon PropertyManager page.

' 5. Select the balloon in the drawing.

'

' Postconditions:

' A balloon is added to the selected model edge and then modified.

'

' NOTES: Because this drawing document is used in a

'        SolidWorks online tutorial, do not save any

'        changes made to the document when closing it.

' --------------------------------------------------------------------------

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst

Imports System

Imports System.Diagnostics

 

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

 

    Public Sub main()

 

        Dim swModel As ModelDoc2

        Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension

        Dim swDrawing As DrawingDoc

        Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr

        Dim swNote As Note

        Dim boolstatus As Boolean

 

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension

        swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

        swDrawing = swModel

        boolstatus = swModel.ActivateView("Drawing View1")

 

        ' Get the selected balloon

        swNote = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

 

        ' Edit the selected balloon

        swNote = swModelDocExt.EditBalloonProperties(swBalloonStyle_e.swBS_Circular, swBalloonFit_e.swBF_4Chars, swDetailingNoteTextContent_e.swDetailingNoteTextQuantity, "Upper Text 2", swDetailingNoteTextContent_e.swDetailingNoteTextQuantity, "Balloon Lower Text", 0, True, 2, "Denotation")

 

        ' Balloon is actually a note

        Debug.Print("Balloon name:  " & swNote.GetName)

 

    End Sub

 

    ''' <summary>

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

    ''' </summary>

    Public swApp As SldWorks

 

End Class



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