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Create Card View Example (C#)

This example shows how to create a file or folder card view.

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 C# > Windows Forms Application.
//    b. Type CreateCardView_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.
Check out a file from the vault.
// 6. Click Debug > Start Debugging or press F5.
//
// Postconditions:
//
1. Displays the Create Card View dialog box.
// 2. Select a vault view.
// 3. Click either:
//    a. Select file.
//    b. In the Select File dialog:
//       1. Click the file checked out in Preconditions step 5.
//       2. Click Open.
//    c. In the file data card, modify a field.
//    d. Click Save data card.
//    e. Check in the file and inspect its data card.
//       - or -
//    a. Select folder.
//    b. In the Select Folder dialog, select a vault folder and click OK.
//    c. In the folder data card, click the Edit Values tab.
//    d. Modify a field.
//    e. Click Save data card.
//    f. Inspect the folder card in the vault.
// 4. Close the Create Card View 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 CreateCardView_CSharp
{
    public partial class Form1 : FormEdmCallback
    {
        
        private IEdmVault5 vault1 = null;
        IEdmCardView63 view;
        IEdmFile7 aFile;
        IEdmFolder5 aFolder;
 
        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
 
        }
 
        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 SelectFile_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        {
            try
            {
                File1List.Items.Clear();
 
                IEdmVault7 vault2 = null;
                if (vault1 == null)
                {
                    vault1 = new EdmVault5();
                }
                vault2 = (IEdmVault7)vault1;
 
                if (!vault1.IsLoggedIn)
                {
                    vault1.LoginAuto(VaultsComboBox.Text, this.Handle.ToInt32());
                }
 
                SelectFolder.Enabled = false;
 
                //Set the initial directory in the Select File dialog
                OpenFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = vault1.RootFolderPath;
 
                //Show the Select File dialog
                System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult DialogResult;
                DialogResult = OpenFileDialog1.ShowDialog();
 
                if (!(DialogResult == System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult.OK))
                {
                    // do nothing
                }
                else
                {
                    foreach (string FileName in OpenFileDialog1.FileNames)
                    {
                        File1List.Items.Add(FileName);
                        aFile = (IEdmFile7)vault1.GetFileFromPath(FileName, out aFolder);
                        ShowCard(aFolder, aFile.ID);
                    }
                }
 
            }
            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 SelectFolder_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        {
            try
            {
                Folder1List.Items.Clear();
 
                IEdmVault7 vault2 = null;
                if (vault1 == null)
                {
                    vault1 = new EdmVault5();
                }
                vault2 = (IEdmVault7)vault1;
 
                if (!vault1.IsLoggedIn)
                {
                    vault1.LoginAuto(VaultsComboBox.Text, this.Handle.ToInt32());
                }
 
                SelectFile.Enabled = false;
                aFolder = vault1.BrowseForFolder(this.Handle.ToInt32(), "Select folder:");
                if (Folder1List == null)
                    return;
                Folder1List.Items.Add(aFolder.Name);
                ShowCard(aFolder, 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 SaveCard_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        {
            try
            {
                Folder1List.Items.Clear();
 
                IEdmVault7 vault2 = null;
                if (vault1 == null)
                {
                    vault1 = new EdmVault5();
                }
                vault2 = (IEdmVault7)vault1;
 
                if (!vault1.IsLoggedIn)
                {
                    vault1.LoginAuto(VaultsComboBox.Text, this.Handle.ToInt32());
                }
 
                view.SaveData();
                SaveCard.Enabled = false;
 
            }
            catch (System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show("HRESULT = 0x" + ex.ErrorCode.ToString("X") + " " + ex.Message);
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show(ex.Message);
            }
        }
 
        //Display the card of the selected file or folder  
        public void ShowCard(IEdmFolder5 folder, int fileID)
        {
            // Create the card view interface 
            view = (IEdmCardView63)folder.CreateCardView(fileID, this.Handle.ToInt32(), 40, 300, (EdmCallback)this);
            if (view == null)
            {
                Interaction.MsgBox("The file does not have a card.");
                return;
            }
 
            // Set input focus to the first control in the card
            view.SetFocus(0);
 
            // Enable all controls in the card
            view.Update(EdmCardViewUpdateType.EdmCvut_EnableCtrl);
 
            // Get the size needed to display the card 
            int width = 0;
            int height = 0;
            view.GetCardSize(out width, out height);
 
            // Resize the form window to make room for the card 
            this.Width = (width + 100);
            this.Height = (height + 400);
            view.ShowWindow(true);
 
            SaveCard.Enabled = false;
        }
 
        public void CancelButton_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        {
            view.OnCancel();
            SaveCard.Enabled = false;
            SelectFile.Enabled = true;
            SelectFolder.Enabled = true;
            view.ShowWindow(false);
        }
 
        public void SetModifiedFlag()
        {
            SaveCard.Enabled = true;
        }
 
        public void SetProgressPos(int lPos)
        {
        }
 
        public void SetProgressRange(int lMin, int lMax)
        {
        }
 
        public void SetStatusMessage(string bsMessage)
        {
        }
    }
   
}

 

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//Form1.Designer.cs

namespace CreateCardView_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.SelectFile = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.File1List = new System.Windows.Forms.ListBox();
            this.SaveCard = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.OpenFileDialog1 = new System.Windows.Forms.OpenFileDialog();
            this.SelectFolder = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.Folder1List = new System.Windows.Forms.ListBox();
            this.Cancel = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.SuspendLayout();
            //
            //VaultsLabel
            //
            this.VaultsLabel.AutoSize = true;
            this.VaultsLabel.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(36, 24);
            this.VaultsLabel.Name = "VaultsLabel";
            this.VaultsLabel.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(91, 13);
            this.VaultsLabel.TabIndex = 0;
            this.VaultsLabel.Text = "Select vault view:";
            //
            //VaultsComboBox
            //
            this.VaultsComboBox.FormattingEnabled = true;
            this.VaultsComboBox.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(39, 40);
            this.VaultsComboBox.Name = "VaultsComboBox";
            this.VaultsComboBox.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(121, 21);
            this.VaultsComboBox.TabIndex = 1;
            //
            //SelectFile
            //
            this.SelectFile.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(39, 85);
            this.SelectFile.Name = "SelectFile";
            this.SelectFile.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(157, 23);
            this.SelectFile.TabIndex = 2;
            this.SelectFile.Text = "Select file...";
            this.SelectFile.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.SelectFile.Click += new System.EventHandler(SelectFile_Click);
            //
            //File1List
            //
            this.File1List.FormattingEnabled = true;
            this.File1List.HorizontalScrollbar = true;
            this.File1List.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(40, 114);
            this.File1List.Name = "File1List";
            this.File1List.SelectionMode = System.Windows.Forms.SelectionMode.MultiExtended;
            this.File1List.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(220, 43);
            this.File1List.TabIndex = 4;
            //
            //SaveCard
            //
            this.SaveCard.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(40, 255);
            this.SaveCard.Name = "SaveCard";
            this.SaveCard.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(107, 23);
            this.SaveCard.TabIndex = 6;
            this.SaveCard.Text = "Save data card";
            this.SaveCard.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.SaveCard.Click +=new System.EventHandler(SaveCard_Click);
            //
            //OpenFileDialog1
            //
            this.OpenFileDialog1.FileName = "OpenFileDialog1";
            this.OpenFileDialog1.Title = "Select File";
            //
            //SelectFolder
            //
            this.SelectFolder.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(40, 163);
            this.SelectFolder.Name = "SelectFolder";
            this.SelectFolder.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(157, 23);
            this.SelectFolder.TabIndex = 7;
            this.SelectFolder.Text = "Select folder...";
            this.SelectFolder.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.SelectFolder.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.SelectFolder_Click);
            //
            //Folder1List
            //
            this.Folder1List.FormattingEnabled = true;
            this.Folder1List.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(39, 192);
            this.Folder1List.Name = "Folder1List";
            this.Folder1List.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(220, 43);
            this.Folder1List.TabIndex = 8;
            //
            //Cancel
            //
            this.Cancel.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(163, 255);
            this.Cancel.Name = "Cancel";
            this.Cancel.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(96, 23);
            this.Cancel.TabIndex = 9;
            this.Cancel.Text = "Cancel";
            this.Cancel.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.Cancel.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.Form1_Load);
            //
            //Form1
            //
            this.AutoScaleDimensions = new System.Drawing.SizeF(6f, 13f);
            this.AutoScaleMode = System.Windows.Forms.AutoScaleMode.Font;
            this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(284, 327);
            this.Controls.Add(this.Cancel);
            this.Controls.Add(this.Folder1List);
            this.Controls.Add(this.SelectFolder);
            this.Controls.Add(this.SaveCard);
            this.Controls.Add(this.File1List);
            this.Controls.Add(this.SelectFile);
            this.Controls.Add(this.VaultsComboBox);
            this.Controls.Add(this.VaultsLabel);
            this.Name = "Form1";
            this.Text = "Create Card View";
            this.Load += new System.EventHandler(this.Form1_Load);
            this.ResumeLayout(false);
            this.PerformLayout();
 
        }
        internal System.Windows.Forms.Label VaultsLabel;
        internal System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox VaultsComboBox;
        internal System.Windows.Forms.Button SelectFile;
        internal System.Windows.Forms.ListBox File1List;
        internal System.Windows.Forms.Button SaveCard;
        internal System.Windows.Forms.OpenFileDialog OpenFileDialog1;
        internal System.Windows.Forms.Button SelectFolder;
        internal System.Windows.Forms.ListBox Folder1List;
        internal System.Windows.Forms.Button Cancel;
 
        #endregion
    }
}

 

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