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Batch Add Item References Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to add item references in one batch.

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.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
'  1. Start Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
'     a. Click File > New > Project > Visual Basic > Windows Forms Application.
'     b. Type BatchGetFiles 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.vb in the Solution Explorer.
'     f. Replace the code in Form1.vb with this code.
'     g. To create the form, replace the code in Form1.Designer.vb 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, click Add, and click Close).
'  3. Right-click EPDM.Interop.epdm in References, click Properties, and set 
'     Embed Interop Types to False to handle methods that pass arrays of 
'     structures.
'  4. Open Start > All Programs > SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM >
'     Item Explorer.
'     a. Click the vault to which to add new items.
'     b. Click New Item on the toolbar to add
00000004 and 00000005.
'     c. Keep the Item Explorer open.

'  5. Click Debug > Start Debugging or press F5.
'
' Postconditions: 
'  1. The Add Item Reference dialog box displays.
'     a. Select a vault view.
'     b. Click Add item reference.
'  2. Click OK in the BatchAddItemRefs dialog box.
'  3. In the Item Explorer:
'     a. Click 00000004 under New Item Folder.
'     b. Observe that item 00000005 is linked to item 00000004.
'  4. Close the Add Item Reference dialog box and the Item Explorer.
'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
'Form1.vb

Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml.Serialization
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Data
Imports System.Diagnostics
Imports System.Windows.Forms
Imports System.ComponentModel
Imports EPDM.Interop.epdm
 
Public Class Form1
    Private vault1 As IEdmVault5 = Nothing
    
 
    Public Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.ObjectByVal e As System.EventArgsHandles MyBase.Load
 
        Try
            vault1 = New EdmVault5()
            Dim vault As IEdmVault8 = DirectCast(vault1, IEdmVault8)
            Dim Views As EdmViewInfo() = Nothing
 
            vault.GetVaultViews(Views, False)
            VaultsComboBox.Items.Clear()
            For Each View As EdmViewInfo In Views
                VaultsComboBox.Items.Add(View.mbsVaultName)
            Next
            If VaultsComboBox.Items.Count > 0 Then
                VaultsComboBox.Text = DirectCast(VaultsComboBox.Items(0), String)
            End If
        Catch ex As System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException
            MessageBox.Show("HRESULT = 0x" + ex.ErrorCode.ToString("X") + " " + ex.Message)
        Catch ex As Exception
            MessageBox.Show(ex.Message)
        End Try
    End Sub
 
    Public Sub AddItemRefs_Click(ByVal sender As System.ObjectByVal e As System.EventArgsHandles AddItemRefs.Click
        Try
 
            If vault1 Is Nothing Then
                vault1 = New EdmVault5()
            End If
 
            If Not vault1.IsLoggedIn Then
                vault1.LoginAuto(VaultsComboBox.Text, Me.Handle.ToInt32())
            End If
 
            AddItemReference(vault1)
 
        Catch ex As System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException
            MessageBox.Show("HRESULT = 0x" + ex.ErrorCode.ToString("X") + " " + ex.Message)
        Catch ex As Exception
            MessageBox.Show(ex.Message)
        End Try
    End Sub
 
    Private Sub AddItemReference(ByVal vault As IEdmVault11)
 
        'Set up the search interface to find items
        Dim res As IEdmSearchResult5
        Dim search As IEdmSearch7
        search = vault.CreateUtility(EdmUtility.EdmUtil_Search)
        search.StartFolderID = vault.ItemRootFolderID
        search.SetToken(EdmSearchToken.Edmstok_FindFolders, False)
        search.SetToken(EdmSearchToken.Edmstok_FindFiles, True)
        search.SetToken(EdmSearchToken.Edmstok_FindItems, True)
        search.SetToken(EdmSearchToken.Edmstok_Recursive, True)
 
        'Get the database ID of item number 00000004
        search.FileName = "00000004.<item>"
        res = search.GetFirstResult
        If res Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
        Dim item4ID As Integer
        item4ID = res.ID
 
        'Get the database ID of item number 00000005
        search.FileName = "00000005.<item>"
        res = search.GetFirstResult
        If res Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
        Dim item5ID As Integer
        item5ID = res.ID
 
        'Add item number 00000005 as a reference to item number 00000004
        Dim addRefs(0) As EdmItemRef
        addRefs(0).moParentNamePathOrItemID = item4ID
        addRefs(0).moNamePathOrID = item5ID
        addRefs(0).mlEdmRefFlags = EdmRefFlags.EdmRef_Item
 
        'No item references to remove
        Dim removeRefs() As EdmItemRef
        removeRefs = Nothing
 
        Dim batch As IEdmBatchItemReferenceUpdate
        batch = vault.CreateUtility(EdmUtility.EdmUtil_BatchItemReferenceUpdate)
        batch.UpdateReferences(addRefs, removeRefs)
        MsgBox("Result of operation: " + vbLf + vault.GetErrorMessage(addRefs(0).mhResult))
 
    End Sub
 
End Class

 

 

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'Form1.Designer.vb

<Global.Microsoft.VisualBasic.CompilerServices.DesignerGenerated()> _
Partial Class Form1
    Inherits System.Windows.Forms.Form
 
    'Form overrides dispose to clean up the component list.
    <System.Diagnostics.DebuggerNonUserCode()> _
    Protected Overrides Sub Dispose(ByVal disposing As Boolean)
        Try
            If disposing AndAlso components IsNot Nothing Then
                components.Dispose()
            End If
        Finally
            MyBase.Dispose(disposing)
        End Try
    End Sub
 
    'Required by the Windows Form Designer
    Private components As System.ComponentModel.IContainer
 
    'NOTE: The following procedure is required by the Windows Form Designer
    'It can be modified using the Windows Form Designer.  
    'Do not modify it using the code editor.
    <System.Diagnostics.DebuggerStepThrough()> _
    Private Sub InitializeComponent()
        Me.VaultsLabel = New System.Windows.Forms.Label()
        Me.VaultsComboBox = New System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox()
        Me.AddItemRefs = New System.Windows.Forms.Button()
        Me.SuspendLayout()
        '
        'VaultsLabel
        '
        Me.VaultsLabel.AutoSize = True
        Me.VaultsLabel.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(36, 24)
        Me.VaultsLabel.Name = "VaultsLabel"
        Me.VaultsLabel.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(91, 13)
        Me.VaultsLabel.TabIndex = 0
        Me.VaultsLabel.Text = "Select vault view:"
        '
        'VaultsComboBox
        '
        Me.VaultsComboBox.FormattingEnabled = True
        Me.VaultsComboBox.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(39, 40)
        Me.VaultsComboBox.Name = "VaultsComboBox"
        Me.VaultsComboBox.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(121, 21)
        Me.VaultsComboBox.TabIndex = 1
        '
        'AddItemRefs
        '
        Me.AddItemRefs.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(39, 84)
        Me.AddItemRefs.Name = "AddItemRefs"
        Me.AddItemRefs.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(157, 23)
        Me.AddItemRefs.TabIndex = 6
        Me.AddItemRefs.Text = "Add item reference"
        Me.AddItemRefs.UseVisualStyleBackColor = True
        '
        'Form1
        '
        Me.AutoScaleDimensions = New System.Drawing.SizeF(6.0!, 13.0!)
        Me.AutoScaleMode = System.Windows.Forms.AutoScaleMode.Font
        Me.ClientSize = New System.Drawing.Size(284, 147)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.AddItemRefs)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.VaultsComboBox)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.VaultsLabel)
        Me.Name = "Form1"
        Me.Text = "Add Item Reference"
        Me.ResumeLayout(False)
        Me.PerformLayout()
 
    End Sub
    Friend WithEvents VaultsLabel As System.Windows.Forms.Label
    Friend WithEvents VaultsComboBox As System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox
    Friend WithEvents AddItemRefs As System.Windows.Forms.Button
 
 
End Class

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