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CreateFeatureMgrControl2 Method (IModelViewManager)

Creates a new view (tab) in the FeatureManager design tree using the specified bitmap file and ActiveX tab control.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function CreateFeatureMgrControl2( _
   ByVal BitMapFile As System.String, _
   ByVal Class As System.String, _
   ByVal LicKey As System.String, _
   ByVal ToolTip As System.String, _
   ByVal WhichPane As System.Integer _
) As FeatMgrView
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IModelViewManager
Dim BitMapFile As System.String
Dim Class As System.String
Dim LicKey As System.String
Dim ToolTip As System.String
Dim WhichPane As System.Integer
Dim value As FeatMgrView
value = instance.CreateFeatureMgrControl2(BitMapFile, Class, LicKey, ToolTip, WhichPane)
FeatMgrView CreateFeatureMgrControl2( 
   System.string BitMapFile,
   System.string Class,
   System.string LicKey,
   System.string ToolTip,
   System.int WhichPane
FeatMgrView^ CreateFeatureMgrControl2( 
&   System.String^ BitMapFile,
&   System.String^ Class,
&   System.String^ LicKey,
&   System.String^ ToolTip,
&   System.int WhichPane



Fully qualified path to the bitmap file that you want to use for the tab


Class ID for the ActiveX control


License key for the ActiveX control


Text for the ToolTip


Pane to use as defined in swFeatMgrPane_e

Return Value

Pointer to the new tab



This method lets you add a tab for an ActiveX control to the FeatureManager design tree. A user can click the tab to activate the ActiveX control.

To add a tab to the FeatureManager design tree, specify swFeatMgrPane_e.FeatMgrPaneBottom for WhichPane. To add a tab to a FeatureManager design tree that has been split, specify swFeatMgrPane_e.swFeatMgrPaneTop and swFeatMgrPane_e.swFeatMgrPaneBottom, respectively, for WhichPane. See IModelDoc2::FeatureManagerSplitterPosition for details on splitting and positioning the split panel bar on a split FeatureManager design tree.

To delete a tab created by this method, use IFeatMgrView::DeleteView.


This method sets the class ID and license key information for the ActiveX control when the API PropertyManager page is shown and the ActiveX control is created. The Class argument can be either the name of the control (ProgID) or the class ID (CLSID), for example, "MSCAL.calendar" or "{8E27C92B-1264-101C-8A2F-040224009C02}". Both provide the calendar protocol. You can obtain these strings using a combination of the Microsoft OLE/COM Object Viewer and the registry editor.


For example:


' ProgID

bRet = m_pActiveXControl.SetClass("MSCAL.Calendar", "")

bRet = m_pActiveXControl2.SetClass("MSComctlLib.ListViewCtrl", "")



bRet = m_pActiveXControl.SetClass("{8E27C92B-1264-101C-8A2F-040224009C02}", "")

bRet = m_pActiveXControl2.SetClass("{BDD1F04B-858B-11D1-B16A-00C0F0283628}", "")


See also Keystrokes and Accelerator Keys in ActiveX Modeless Dialogs and PropertyManager Pages.


See Also


SolidWorks 2004 FCS, Revision Number 12.0

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