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Access File Card Variables Example (C#)

This example shows how to access file card variables.

NOTE: If using the .NET Framework 4.0 primary interop assembly provided with SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM, see Using .NET Framework 4.0 in Stand-alone Applications.

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// Preconditions:
// 1. Start Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
//    a. Click File > New > Project > Visual C# > Windows Forms Application.
//    b. Type CardVars_CSharp in Name.
//    c. Click Browse and navigate to the folder where to create 
//       the project.
//    d. Click OK
//    e. Click Show All Files in the Solution Explorer toolbar and expand 
//       Form1.cs in the Solution Explorer.
//    f. Replace the code in Form1.cs with this code.
//    g. To create the form, replace the code in Form1.Designer.cs with this code.
// 2. Add EPDM.Interop.epdm.dll as a reference (right-click the project
//    name in the Solution Explorer, click Add Reference, click 
//    Assemblies > Framework in the left-side panel, browse to the top folder of 
//    your SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM installation, locate and click 
//    EPDM.Interop.epdm.dll, click Open, and click Add).
// 3. Add Microsoft.VisualBasic as a reference (click COM in the left-side panel, 
//    click Microsoft.VisualBasic, click Add, and click Close).

// 4. Right-click EPDM.Interop.epdm in References, click Properties, and set 
//    Embed Interop Types to False to handle methods that pass arrays of 
//    structures.
// 5. Click Debug > Start Debugging or press F5.
//
// Postconditions: 
// 1. Displays the Access file variables dialog box.
//    a. Select a vault view.
//    b. Click Browse
//       1. Locate and click a file in the vault.
//       2. Click Open.
//    c. Click Get variables.
//       1. Checks out the selected file to the root folder of the vault.
//       2. Displays a message box with all of the card variables that can be
//          updated for the selected file in configuration, @.
//    d. Click OK.
//    e. Undoes the check-out of the selected file.

// 2. Close the Access file variables dialog box.         

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//Form1.cs
 

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using EPDM.Interop.epdm;
using Microsoft.VisualBasic;
 
namespace CardVars_CSharp
{
    public partial class Form1 : Form
    {
        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }
        private IEdmVault5 vault1 = null;
 
        public void Form1_Load(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        {
            try
            {
                IEdmVault5 vault1 = new EdmVault5();
                IEdmVault8 vault = (IEdmVault8)vault1;
                EdmViewInfo[] Views = null;
 
                vault.GetVaultViews(out Views, false);
                VaultsComboBox.Items.Clear();
                foreach (EdmViewInfo View in Views)
                {
                    VaultsComboBox.Items.Add(View.mbsVaultName);
                }
                if (VaultsComboBox.Items.Count > 0)
                {
                    VaultsComboBox.Text = (string)VaultsComboBox.Items[0];
                }
            }
            catch (System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show("HRESULT = 0x" + ex.ErrorCode.ToString("X") + " " + ex.Message);
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show(ex.Message);
            }
        }
 
        public void BrowseButton_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        {
            try
            {
                ListBox.Items.Clear();
 
                if (vault1 == null)
                {
                    vault1 = new EdmVault5();
                }
                if (!vault1.IsLoggedIn)
                {
                    //Log into selected vault as the current user
                    vault1.LoginAuto(VaultsComboBox.Text, this.Handle.ToInt32());
                }
 
                //Set the initial directory in the Open dialog
                OpenFileDialog.InitialDirectory = vault1.RootFolderPath;
                //Show the Open dialog
                System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult DialogResult;
                DialogResult = OpenFileDialog.ShowDialog();
                //If the user didn't click Open, exit
                if (!(DialogResult == System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult.OK))
                {
                    return;
                }
 
                foreach (string FileName in OpenFileDialog.FileNames)
                {
                    ListBox.Items.Add(FileName);
                }
            }
            catch (System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show("HRESULT = 0x" + ex.ErrorCode.ToString("X") + " " + ex.Message);
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show(ex.Message);
            }
        }
 
 
        public void GetVars_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        {
 
            try
            {
                IEdmVault7 vault2 = null;
                if (vault1 == null)
                {
                    vault1 = new EdmVault5();
                }
                vault2 = (IEdmVault7)vault1;
                if (!vault1.IsLoggedIn)
                {
                    //Log into selected vault as the current user
                    vault1.LoginAuto(VaultsComboBox.Text, this.Handle.ToInt32());
                }
 
                IEdmFile5 aFile = default(IEdmFile5);
                IEdmFolder5 ppoRetParentFolder = null;
                aFile = vault2.GetFileFromPath(ListBox.Items[0].ToString(), out ppoRetParentFolder);
 
                //Get card variables only from a file checked into the vault
                if (!aFile.IsLocked)
                {
                    aFile.LockFile(vault2.RootFolderIDthis.Handle.ToInt32(), (int)EdmLockFlag.EdmLock_Simple);
 
                    IEdmEnumeratorVariable5 varEnum = default(IEdmEnumeratorVariable5);
                    varEnum = aFile.GetEnumeratorVariable();
 
                    object[] valueList = null;
                    varEnum.GetUpdateVars(aFile.LockedInFolderIDout valueList);
 
                    int idx = 0;
                    idx = Information.LBound(valueList);
                    int upper = 0;
                    upper = Information.UBound(valueList);
 
                    string msg = null;
                    msg = "Card variables for " + aFile.Name + " in configuration, @:" + Constants.vbLf + Constants.vbLf;
 
                    IEdmVariableMgr5 varMgr = default(IEdmVariableMgr5);
                    varMgr = (IEdmVariableMgr5)aFile.Vault;
 
                    IEdmVariable5 var = default(IEdmVariable5);
                    IEdmVariableValue6 value = default(IEdmVariableValue6);
                    while (idx <= upper)
                    {
                        value = (IEdmVariableValue6)valueList[idx];
                        idx = idx + 1;
                        var = varMgr.GetVariable(value.VariableID);
                        msg = msg + value.VariableName + " = > " + value.GetValue("@").ToString() + Constants.vbLf;
                        msg = msg + "EdmVariableFlags: " + var.Flags + ", EdmVariableType: " + var.VariableType + Constants.vbLf + Constants.vbLf;
                        //msg = msg & "EdmVariableFlags: " & value.VariableFlags & ", EdmVariableType: " & value.VariableType & vbLf & vbLf
                    }
 
                    MessageBox.Show(msg);
 
                    aFile.UndoLockFile(this.Handle.ToInt32());
                }
                else
                {
                    //User selected a checked-out file
                    MessageBox.Show("Please select a checked-in file.");
                }
 
            }
            catch (System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show("HRESULT = 0x" + ex.ErrorCode.ToString("X") + " " + ex.Message);
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show(ex.Message);
            }
        }
    }
}

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//Form1.Designer.cs

namespace CardVars_CSharp
{
    partial class Form1
    {
        /// <summary>
        /// Required designer variable.
        /// </summary>
        private System.ComponentModel.IContainer components = null;
 
        /// <summary>
        /// Clean up any resources being used.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="disposing">true if managed resources should be disposed; otherwise, false.</param>
        protected override void Dispose(bool disposing)
        {
            if (disposing && (components != null))
            {
                components.Dispose();
            }
            base.Dispose(disposing);
        }
 
        #region Windows Form Designer generated code
 
        /// <summary>
        /// Required method for Designer support - do not modify
        /// the contents of this method with the code editor.
        /// </summary>
        private void InitializeComponent()
        {
            this.VaultsLabel = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
            this.VaultsComboBox = new System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox();
            this.BrowseButton = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.ListBox = new System.Windows.Forms.ListBox();
            this.GetVars = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.OpenFileDialog = new System.Windows.Forms.OpenFileDialog();
            this.SuspendLayout();
            // 
            // VaultsLabel
            // 
            this.VaultsLabel.AutoSize = true;
            this.VaultsLabel.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(13, 26);
            this.VaultsLabel.Name = "VaultsLabel";
            this.VaultsLabel.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(94, 13);
            this.VaultsLabel.TabIndex = 0;
            this.VaultsLabel.Text = " Select vault view:";
            // 
            // VaultsComboBox
            // 
            this.VaultsComboBox.FormattingEnabled = true;
            this.VaultsComboBox.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(16, 42);
            this.VaultsComboBox.Name = "VaultsComboBox";
            this.VaultsComboBox.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(121, 21);
            this.VaultsComboBox.TabIndex = 1;
            // 
            // BrowseButton
            // 
            this.BrowseButton.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(16, 85);
            this.BrowseButton.Name = "BrowseButton";
            this.BrowseButton.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(98, 23);
            this.BrowseButton.TabIndex = 3;
            this.BrowseButton.Text = "Browse...";
            this.BrowseButton.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.BrowseButton.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.BrowseButton_Click);
            // 
            // ListBox
            // 
            this.ListBox.FormattingEnabled = true;
            this.ListBox.HorizontalScrollbar = true;
            this.ListBox.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(16, 114);
            this.ListBox.Name = "ListBox";
            this.ListBox.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(259, 43);
            this.ListBox.TabIndex = 4;
            // 
            // GetVars
            // 
            this.GetVars.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(84, 178);
            this.GetVars.Name = "GetVars";
            this.GetVars.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(98, 23);
            this.GetVars.TabIndex = 5;
            this.GetVars.Text = "Get variables";
            this.GetVars.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.GetVars.Click +=new System.EventHandler(GetVars_Click);
            // 
            // OpenFileDialog
            // 
            this.OpenFileDialog.Title = "Open";
            // 
            // Form1
            // 
            this.AutoScaleDimensions = new System.Drawing.SizeF(6F, 13F);
            this.AutoScaleMode = System.Windows.Forms.AutoScaleMode.Font;
            this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(317, 215);
            this.Controls.Add(this.GetVars);
            this.Controls.Add(this.ListBox);
            this.Controls.Add(this.BrowseButton);
            this.Controls.Add(this.VaultsComboBox);
            this.Controls.Add(this.VaultsLabel);
            this.Name = "Form1";
            this.Text = "Access file variables";
            this.Load += new System.EventHandler(this.Form1_Load);
            this.ResumeLayout(false);
            this.PerformLayout();
 
        }
 
        #endregion
 
        internal System.Windows.Forms.Label VaultsLabel;
        internal System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox VaultsComboBox;
        internal System.Windows.Forms.Button BrowseButton;
        internal System.Windows.Forms.ListBox ListBox;
        internal System.Windows.Forms.Button GetVars;
        internal System.Windows.Forms.OpenFileDialog OpenFileDialog;
    }
}

 

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