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Add Auto Balloons to Drawing Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to automatically add BOM balloons to a drawing view.

' Preconditions: Open a drawing with a bill of materials (BOM) table.
' Postconditions: BOM balloons are added to the view.
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

Dim Part As ModelDoc2
Dim vNotes As Object
    Dim autoballoonParams As AutoBalloonOptions
Dim boolstatus As Boolean

    Sub main()

        Part = swApp.ActiveDoc
        boolstatus = Part.ActivateView(
"Drawing View1")
        boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2(
"Drawing View1", "DRAWINGVIEW", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

        autoballoonParams = Part.CreateAutoBalloonOptions()
        autoballoonParams.Layout = swBalloonLayoutType_e.swDetailingBalloonLayout_Square
        autoballoonParams.ReverseDirection =
        autoballoonParams.IgnoreMultiple = True
        autoballoonParams.InsertMagneticLine = True
        autoballoonParams.LeaderAttachmentToFaces = True
        autoballoonParams.Style = swBalloonStyle_e.swBS_Circular
        autoballoonParams.Size = swBalloonFit_e.swBF_5Chars
        autoballoonParams.UpperTextContent = swBalloonTextContent_e.swBalloonTextItemNumber
        autoballoonParams.Layername = "-None-"
        autoballoonParams.ItemNumberStart = 1
        autoballoonParams.ItemNumberIncrement = 1
        autoballoonParams.ItemOrder = swBalloonItemNumbersOrder_e.swBalloonItemNumbers_DoNotChangeItemNumbers
        autoballoonParams.EditBalloons =
        autoballoonParams.EditBalloonOption = swEditBalloonOption_Resequence

        vNotes = Part.AutoBalloon5(autoballoonParams)

End Sub

Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class


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