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Get Comments in Comments Folder Example (VBA)

This example shows how to add and get the comments in a Comments folder.

 

'---------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Specified model document to open exits.
' 2. Open Immediate window.
' 3. Run macro.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Examine the FeatureManager design tree
'    to verify that the Comments folder is not
'    shown. Press F5.
' 2. Adds a comment to the Comments folder
'    and updates the FeatureManager design
'    tree.
' 3. Examine the FeatureManager design tree
'    to verify that the Comments folder is
'    shown. Press F5.
' 4. Prints the number of comments, name of the
'    the comments, and text of the comments
'    in the Comments folder to the Immediate
'    window.
'
' NOTE: Because this model document is used
' elsewhere, do not save any changes when
' closing it.
'---------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit 
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModelDoc As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swFeat As SldWorks.Feature
Dim swFeatMgr As SldWorks.FeatureManager
Dim swCommentFolder As SldWorks.CommentFolder
Dim swComment As SldWorks.Comment
Dim nbrComments As Long
Dim sFeatType As String
Dim vComments As Variant
Dim fileName As String
Dim errors As Long
Dim warnings As Long
Dim i As Long
Sub main()
Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
' Open part document
fileName = "C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\samples\design portfolio\sheet_metal_bracket.sldprt"
Set swModelDoc = swApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)
' Traverse the FeatureManager design tree for Comments folder
    ' Get first feature in FeatureManager design tree
    Set swFeat = swModelDoc.FirstFeature
    Set swFeatMgr = swModelDoc.FeatureManager
    
    Stop
    ' Examine FeatureManager design tree to verify that
    ' the the Comments folder is not shown; press F5
    
    Do While Not swFeat Is Nothing
      sFeatType = swFeat.GetTypeName
            ' If Comments folder, add a comment
            If sFeatType = "CommentsFolder" Then
                Set swCommentFolder = swFeat.GetSpecificFeature2
                
                ' Add comment and update FeatureManager design tree
                ' so that Comments folder is shown
                Set swComment = swCommentFolder.AddComment("First comment in comment folder.")
                swFeatMgr.UpdateFeatureTree
                
                Stop
                ' Locate Comments folder in FeatureManager design; press F5
                
                ' Get number of comments in Comment folder
                nbrComments = swCommentFolder.GetCommentCount
                Debug.Print "Number of comments in Comments folder         = " & nbrComments
                vComments = swCommentFolder.GetComments
                For i = 0 To (nbrComments - 1)
                    Set swComment = vComments(i)
                    Debug.Print "Name of comment in FeatureManager design tree = " & swComment.Name
                    Debug.Print "Text of comment                               = " & swComment.Text
                    Debug.Print ""
                Next i
            End If
       ' Get next feature in FeatureManager design tree
       Set swFeat = swFeat.GetNextFeature
    Loop 
End Sub


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