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RunMacro2 Method (ISldWorks)

Runs a macro from a project file.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function RunMacro2( _
   ByVal FilePathName As String, _
   ByVal ModuleName As String, _
   ByVal ProcedureName As String, _
   ByVal Options As Integer, _
   ByRef Error As Integer _
) As Boolean
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISldWorks
Dim FilePathName As String
Dim ModuleName As String
Dim ProcedureName As String
Dim Options As Integer
Dim Error As Integer
Dim value As Boolean
 
value = instance.RunMacro2(FilePathName, ModuleName, ProcedureName, Options, Error)
C# 
bool RunMacro2( 
   string FilePathName,
   string ModuleName,
   string ProcedureName,
   int Options,
   out int Error
)
C++/CLI 
bool RunMacro2( 
&   String^ FilePathName,
&   String^ ModuleName,
&   String^ ProcedureName,
&   int Options,
&   [Out] int Error
) 

Parameters

FilePathName
Path and file name of the project file containing the macro
ModuleName
Name of the module in the macro
ProcedureName
Name of the procedure in the module
Options
Option as defined swRunMacroOption_e (supports VBA macro only)
Error
Error as defined by swRunMacroError_e (supports VBA macros only)

Example

Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)

Create two VBA macros using the following code samples. Store RunMacroSub.swp at c:\test or, if elsewhere, replace c:\test with the location where you stored it. Then run RunMacro.swp.

 

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

' RunMacro.swp

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

Option Explicit


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim boolstatus As Boolean


Sub main()

Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
Dim runMacroError As Long
boolstatus = swApp.RunMacro2("c:\test\RunMacroSub.swp", "RunMacroSub1", "main", swRunMacroUnloadAfterRun, runMacroError)

End Sub

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

 

'---------------------------------------
' RunMacroSub.swp'
'---------------------------------------
Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks


Sub alternate()
Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
swApp.SendMsgToUser "RunMacroSub1:alternate() called."
End Sub


Sub main()
Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
swApp.SendMsgToUser "RunMacroSub1:main() called."


End Sub

 

Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)

Create two VBA macros using the following code samples. Store RunMacroSub.swp at c:\test or, if elsewhere, replace c:\test with the location where you stored it. Then run RunMacro.swp.

 

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

' RunMacro.swp

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

Option Explicit


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim boolstatus As Boolean


Sub main()

Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
Dim runMacroError As Long
boolstatus = swApp.RunMacro2("c:\test\RunMacroSub.swp", "RunMacroSub1", "main", swRunMacroUnloadAfterRun, runMacroError)

End Sub

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

 

'---------------------------------------
' RunMacroSub.swp'
'---------------------------------------
Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks


Sub alternate()
Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
swApp.SendMsgToUser "RunMacroSub1:alternate() called."
End Sub


Sub main()
Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
swApp.SendMsgToUser "RunMacroSub1:main() called."


End Sub

 

C#

boolstatus = Me.swApp.RunMacro2('C:\Test\CSharpMacro\SwMacro\bin\Release\CSharpMacro.dll',

 '', 'Main',  swRunMacroOption_e.swRunMacroDefault, runMacroError)

Remarks

If you specify swRunMacroUnloadAfterRun for Options, then the macro is unloaded from the VBA IDE after running.

Use the path and filename of the compiled DLL for the FilePathName argument for a .NET macro. By default, the ProcedureName argument is called Main in a C# macro. Because C# is case sensitive, you must specify Main for ProcedureName. See the C# code snippet in the Example section.

Running a macro from an add-in application, standalone .exe, or VBA macro is supported; however, running a .NET macro from a .NET macro is not supported.

 

See SolidWorks Macros for details.

 

See Also

Availability

SolidWorks 2009 FCS, Revision Number 17.0


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