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Create a Callout Independent of a Selection (VBA)

This example shows how to create a callout that is independent of a selection.

' Preconditions:  
'     1. Document is open in SolidWorks
'     2. Select Tools > References > SolidWorks <version> exposed type libraries for add-in use.

'     3. Copy Class1 to a class module named Class1.
' Postconditions:
'     1. A callout is created with two leaders.
'     2. The callout label does not have a colon.
'     3. The callout value is ignored.
Option Explicit

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
Dim swExt As ModelDocExtension
Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr
Dim mathUtil As MathUtility
Dim handle As New Class1
Dim mp As MathPoint
Dim vPnt(2) As Double
Dim myCallout As Callout

Sub main()

Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
Set swExt = swModel.Extension
Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
Set mathUtil = swApp.GetMathUtility

vPnt(0) = 0#
vPnt(1) = 0#
vPnt(2) = 0#
Set mp = mathUtil.CreatePoint(vPnt)

Set myCallout = swExt.CreateCallout(2, handle)
myCallout.Value(1) = ""
myCallout.IgnoreValue(1) = True
myCallout.Label2(1) = "SldWorks API"
myCallout.SkipColon = True
Call myCallout.SetLeader(True, True)
Call myCallout.SetTargetPoint(1, 0.001, 0.001, 0)
Call myCallout.SetTargetPoint(2, -0.001, 0.001, 0)
myCallout.Position = mp
myCallout.ValueInactive(0) = True
myCallout.TextBox = False
myCallout.Display (True)

End Sub

' Class1 module
Implements SwCalloutHandler
Private Sub Class_Initialize()
End Sub
Private Function SwCalloutHandler_OnStringValueChanged(ByVal pManipulator As Object, ByVal RowID As Long, ByVal Text As String) As Boolean
        Debug.Print ("Text: " & Text)
        Debug.Print ("Row: " & RowID)
        SwCalloutHandler_OnStringValueChanged = True
End Function



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