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Add Objects to Selection List Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to populate the selection list with objects that have not been preselected through

the user interface.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions: Open a model that contains Sketch1 and Sketch2.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Inspect the Immediate Window.
' 2. The selection list containing Sketch1 is suspended.
' 3. Another selection list is populated with two objects.
' 4. The type of the last object in the selection list is reported.
' 5. The previous selection list with Sketch1 is resumed.
' 6. Sketch1 is placed in edit mode.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices


Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
    
Dim selMgr As SelectionMgr
    
Dim selData As SelectData
    
Dim featMgr As FeatureManager
    
Dim feat As Feature
    
Dim selObjs(1) As Feature
    
Dim arrObjIn(1) As DispatchWrapper
    
Dim selobj As Object
    Dim featCount As Long
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim typeName As String
    Dim j As Integer
    Dim numAdded As Long
    Dim boolstatus As Boolean
    Dim ret As Long
    Dim count As Long


    Sub main()

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        selMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
        selData = selMgr.CreateSelectData
        featMgr = swModel.FeatureManager

        featCount = featMgr.GetFeatureCount(
True)
        feat = swModel.FirstFeature
        j = 0
        
For i = 0 To featCount
            
If Not feat Is Nothing Then

                typeName = feat.Name
                typeName = UCase(typeName)
                
If "SKETCH" = Left(typeName, 6) Then
                    selObjs(j) = feat
                    arrObjIn(j) =
New DispatchWrapper(selObjs(j))
                    j = j + 1
                
End If
                feat = feat.GetNextFeature
            
End If
        Next i

        
' Add one object to the current selection list
        boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("Sketch1", "SKETCH", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

        
' Start a new selection list
        ret = selMgr.SuspendSelectionList
        Debug.Print(
"The current selection list with " & ret & " object (Sketch1) is suspended.")

        
' Add two objects to the new selection list
        numAdded = selMgr.AddSelectionListObjects(arrObjIn, selData)
        Debug.Print(
"A new selection list is started.")

        
' Get number of objects in the new selection list (should be 2)
        count = selMgr.GetSelectedObjectCount
        Debug.Print(
"The selection list now contains " & count & " objects.")

        
' Get the last object in the new selection list
        selobj = selMgr.GetSelectedObject6(count, -1)
        Debug.Print(
"The last object in the selection list is of swSelectType_e = " & selMgr.GetSelectedObjectType3(count, -1) & ".")

        
' Go back to the previous selection list
        selMgr.ResumeSelectionList()
        Debug.Print(
"The previous selection list is resumed.")

        
' Get the number of objects in the selection list (should be 1)
        count = selMgr.GetSelectedObjectCount
        Debug.Print(
"The selection list now contains " & count & " object (Sketch1).")

        swModel.EditSketch()
        Debug.Print(
"Sketch1 is in edit mode.")

    
End Sub


    Public swApp As SldWorks


End Class



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