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Add ActiveX Tabs to FeatureManager Design Tree (C#)

This example shows how to add tabs to a split FeatureManager design tree, using an on-disk bitmap file for the tabs' icons.

//----------------------------------------------------------
// Preconditions:
// 1. In the IDE:
//    a. Reference Microsoft Calendar Control's ActiveX
//       control file (click Project > Add Reference >
//       Browse
tab).
//    b. Browse to:
//       c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\MSCAL.OCX
//       and click OK.
// 2. Specified part document and bitmap exist.
//
// Postconditions:
// 1. The FeatureManager design tree is split.
// 2. A new tab is added to each FeatureManager design tree;
//    the top Microsoft Calendar Control's background is black
//    and the bottom Microsoft Calendar Control's background
//    is red.
// 3. The new tab on the top FeatureManager design tree
//    is active.
//
// NOTE: Because the part document is used elsewhere,
// do not save any changes when closing it.
//----------------------------------------------------------
using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
using MSACAL;

namespace AddTabsFeatureManagerDesignTreeCSharp.csproj
{
    
partial class SolidWorksMacro
    {
        
public void Main()
        {
            
const string iconSmall = "C:\\Program Files\\SOLIDWORKS Corp\\SOLIDWORKS\\data\\user macro icons\\button.bmp";

            ModelDoc2 swModel =
default(ModelDoc2);
            ModelViewManager swModViewMgr =
default(ModelViewManager);
            FeatMgrView swFeatMgrTabTop =
default(FeatMgrView);
            FeatMgrView swFeatMgrTabBtm =
default(FeatMgrView);
            MSACAL.Calendar ctrlTop =
default(MSACAL.Calendar);
            MSACAL.Calendar ctrlBtm =
default(MSACAL.Calendar);
            
string fileName = null;
            
int errors = 0;
            
int warnings = 0;
            
int activePane = 0;

            fileName =
"c:\\Program Files\\SOLIDWORKS Corp\\SOLIDWORKS\\samples\\tutorial\\fillets\\knob.sldprt";
            swModel = (ModelDoc2)swApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, (
int)swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, (int)swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", ref errors, ref warnings);

            swModViewMgr = (ModelViewManager)swModel.ModelViewManager;

            
// Split the FeatureManager design tree;
            // the original is displayed below the copy
            swModel.FeatureManagerSplitterPosition = 0.5;

            
// New tab on copy of FeatureManager design tree
            swFeatMgrTabBtm = (FeatMgrView)swModViewMgr.CreateFeatureMgrControl2(iconSmall, "MSCAL.Calendar", "", "Bottom tab ToolTip", (int)swFeatMgrPane_e.swFeatMgrPaneBottom);
            ctrlBtm = (MSACAL.Calendar)swFeatMgrTabBtm.GetControl();
            ctrlBtm.BackColor = 255;
//red

            // New tab on original of FeatureManager design tree
            swFeatMgrTabTop = (FeatMgrView)swModViewMgr.CreateFeatureMgrControl2(iconSmall, "MSCAL.Calendar", "", "Top tab ToolTip", (int)swFeatMgrPane_e.swFeatMgrPaneTop);
            ctrlTop = (MSACAL.Calendar)swFeatMgrTabTop.GetControl();
            ctrlTop.BackColor = 0;
//black

            activePane = swFeatMgrTabTop.ActivateView();
        }

        
/// <summary>
        /// The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
        /// </summary>

        public SldWorks swApp;

    }
}
 

 

 



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