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Get Component Name From Selected Entity Example (C#)

This example shows how to get the name of a component to possibly use with a future call to IModelDocExtension::SelectByID2, when selectively opening the assembly document and specific components using ISldWorks::OpenDoc7 and IDocumentSpecification, etc. This example also shows how to get and set a component reference.

// --------------------------------------------------------------------------

// Preconditions:

// 1. An assembly document, with components, is open and active.

// 2. An entity (face, edge, vertex, or loop) on any component is selected.

//

// Postconditions: A component reference is added to the component to which

// the entity belongs.

//

// --------------------------------------------------------------------------

using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;

using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;

using System;

using System.Diagnostics;

namespace GetSelectByIDStringComponent_CSharp.csproj

{

    partial class SolidWorksMacro

    {

        public void Main()

        {

            ModelDoc2 swModel = default(ModelDoc2);

            SelectionMgr swSelectionMgr = default(SelectionMgr);

            Entity swEntity = default(Entity);

            Component2 swComponent = default(Component2);

            swModel = (ModelDoc2)swApp.ActiveDoc;

            // Get the selected entity (i.e., face, edge, vertex, or loop)

            // and get the name of its component

            swSelectionMgr = (SelectionMgr)swModel.SelectionManager;

            swEntity = (Entity)swSelectionMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1);

            swComponent = (Component2)swEntity.GetComponent();

            // Print the name of the component to which the

            // the selected entity belongs

            Debug.Print("Name of component to which the selected entity belongs: " + swComponent.GetSelectByIDString());

            // Set a component reference to this component

            swComponent.ComponentReference = "TestComponentReference";

            Debug.Print("Component reference added to the component to which the selected entity belongs: " + swComponent.ComponentReference);

            // Rebuild the assembly to see the component reference

            // beside the name of the component in the FeatureManager

            // design tree

            swModel.ForceRebuild3(true);

        }

        public SldWorks swApp;

    }

}



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