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Open File Example (VBA)

This example shows how to prompt the user for the name of the file to open. This example also shows how to set up filters by file types.




' Preconditions: Open the Immediate window.


' Postconditions:

' 1. The File to Attach dialog is displayed and the file

'    types specified in the filter are listed.

' 2. Examine the Immediate window to verify that the

'    name of the file you selected matches what the name

'    of the printed to the Immediate window.



Option Explicit


Public swApp                    As SldWorks.SldWorks

Public swModel                  As SldWorks.ModelDoc2


Sub main()


Dim Filter                      As String

Dim fileName                    As String

Dim fileConfig                  As String

Dim fileDispName                As String

Dim fileOptions                 As Long


Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

' This following string has three filters associated with it; note the use

' of the | character between filters

Filter = "SolidWorks Files (*.sldprt; *.sldasm; *.slddrw)|*.sldprt;*.sldasm;*.slddrw|Filter name (*.fil)|*.fil|All Files (*.*)|*.*|"

fileName = swApp.GetOpenFileName("File to Attach", "", Filter, fileOptions, fileConfig, fileDispName)

Debug.Print fileName


End Sub

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