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Add ActiveX Tabs to FeatureManager Design Tree (VBA)

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

'----------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. In the IDE:
'    a. Insert Microsoft Calendar Control 2007
'       (click Insert > Components > Microsoft Calendar
'       Control 2007).
'    b. Reference Microsoft Calendar Control 2007's ActiveX
'       control file (click Tools > References > Browse button,
'       browse to c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12,
'       and select MSCAL.OCX).
' 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.
'----------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit
Sub main()
    Const iconSmall As String = "C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\data\user macro icons\button.bmp"    
    Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim swModViewMgr As SldWorks.ModelViewManager
    Dim swFeatMgrTabTop As SldWorks.FeatMgrView
    Dim swFeatMgrTabBtm As SldWorks.FeatMgrView
    Dim ctrlTop As MSACAL.Calendar
    Dim ctrlBtm As MSACAL.Calendar
    Dim fileName As String
    Dim errors As Long
    Dim warnings As Long
    Dim activePane As Long      
    Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")    
    fileName = "c:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\samples\tutorial\fillets\knob.sldprt"
    Set swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)    
    Set swModViewMgr = 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
    Set swFeatMgrTabTop = swModViewMgr.CreateFeatureMgrControl2(iconSmall, "MSCAL.Calendar", "", "Top tab ToolTip", swFeatMgrPaneTop)
    Set ctrlTop = swFeatMgrTabTop.GetControl
    ctrlTop.BackColor = 0 ' black    
    ' New tab on original FeatureManager design tree
    Set swFeatMgrTabBtm = swModViewMgr.CreateFeatureMgrControl2(iconSmall, "MSCAL.Calendar", "", "Bottom tab ToolTip", swFeatMgrPaneBottom)
    Set ctrlBtm = swFeatMgrTabBtm.GetControl
    ctrlBtm.BackColor = 255 ' red    
    activePane = swFeatMgrTabTop.ActivateView
End Sub


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