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Move Annotations to First Annotation View Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to move annotations to the Unassigned Items annotation view.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a part or assembly document.
' 2. Add a note to the *Top annotation view. 
' 3. Add a note to the *Front annotation view.
'    NOTES
'    * If necessary, create *Top and *Front 
'      annotation views.
'    * If prompted to turn on feature dimensions
'      display, click No.
' 4. Open the Immediate window.
' 5. Run the macro.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Prints the names of the annotation views and notes
'    to the Immediate window.
' 2. Moves both notes to the Unassigned Items
'    annotation view.
' 3. Double-click each annotation view in the Annotations
'    folder in the FeatureManager design tree to verify.
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Partial Class SolidWorksMacro
    Public Sub Main()
        Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
        Dim swModelExt As ModelDocExtension
        Dim swAnnViews As Object
        Dim annotations As Object
        Dim annToMove(1) As Annotation
        Dim swAnnView As AnnotationView
        Dim swAnn As Annotation
        Dim swFeat As Feature
        Dim i As Integer
        Dim j As Integer
        Dim k As Integer
        Dim status As Boolean
        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swModelExt = swModel.Extension
        swAnnViews = swModelExt.AnnotationViews

        'Activate each view
        'Only one view can be active at a time
        For i = 0 To swModelExt.AnnotationViewCount - 1
            swAnnView = swAnnViews(i)
            swFeat = swAnnView
            Debug.Print("Annotation view name: " & swFeat.Name)
            'Alternative to activate
        'Print each annotation name and add all annotations to an array
        For i = 0 To swModelExt.AnnotationViewCount - 1
            swAnnView = swAnnViews(i)
            annotations = swAnnView.annotations
            If IsNothing(annotations) = False Then
                For j = 0 To UBound(annotations)
                    swAnn = annotations(j)
                    annToMove(j) = swAnn
                    Debug.Print("Annotation name: " & swAnn.GetName)
            End If
            'Move all annotations to first annotation view, Unassigned Items
            If i > 0 Then
                swAnnView = swAnnViews(i)
                status = swAnnView.MoveAnnotations(annToMove)
            End If
    End Sub
    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks
End Class

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