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Get Custom Properties for Configuration Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get the names, types, values, and resolved values of the active configuration's custom properties. It also shows how to add a custom property to the configuration.

' Preconditions: Open a part document containing a
'                configuration that has custom properties.
' Postconditions: A date custom property is added to the configuration.

Option Explicit

    Dim swApp               As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel             As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim swConfigMgr         As SldWorks.ConfigurationManager
    Dim swConfig            As SldWorks.Configuration
    Dim swCustPropMgr       As SldWorks.CustomPropertyManager
    Dim nNbrProps           As Long
    Dim j                   As Long
    Dim retVal              As Long
    Dim vPropNames          As Variant
    Dim valOut              As String
    Dim resolvedValOut      As String
    Dim custPropType        As Long

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swConfigMgr = swModel.ConfigurationManager
    Set swConfig = swConfigMgr.ActiveConfiguration

    Debug.Print "Name of this configuration:                             " & swConfig.Name

    Set swCustPropMgr = swConfig.CustomPropertyManager

    ' Get the number of custom properties for this configuration
    nNbrProps = swCustPropMgr.Count
    Debug.Print "Number of properties for this configuration:            " & nNbrProps

    ' Add a date custom property to this configuration
    retVal = swCustPropMgr.Add2("Date ", swCustomInfoDate, "22-Oct-2012")

    ' Get the new number of custom properties for this configuration
    nNbrProps = swCustPropMgr.Count
    Debug.Print "New number of properties for this configuration:        " & nNbrProps

    ' Get the names of the custom properties
    vPropNames = swCustPropMgr.GetNames

   ' For each custom property, get and print its type, value, and resolved value
    For j = 0 To nNbrProps - 1
        swCustPropMgr.Get2 vPropNames(j), valOut, resolvedValOut
        custPropType = swCustPropMgr.GetType2(vPropNames(j))
        Debug.Print "    Name, swCustomInfoType_e value, and resolved value:  " & vPropNames(j) & ", "; custPropType & ", " & resolvedValOut
    Next j

End Sub

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