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Get Custom Properties for Configuration Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to get the names, types, values, and resolved values of the active configuration's custom properties. It also shows how to add a custom property to the configuration.

'---------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a part document.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Adds a date custom property to the part's configuration.
' 2. Deletes the custom property from the configuration.
' 3. Examine the Immediate window.
'---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
    
Dim config As Configuration
    
Dim cusPropMgr As CustomPropertyManager
    
Dim lRetVal As Integer
    Dim vPropNames As Object
    Dim vPropTypes As Object
    Dim vPropValues As Object
    Dim ValOut As String
    Dim ResolvedValOut As String
    Dim wasResolved As Boolean
    Dim resolved As Object
    Dim nNbrProps As Integer
    Dim j As Integer
    Dim custPropType As Integer

    Sub main()

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        config = swModel.GetActiveConfiguration

        cusPropMgr = config.CustomPropertyManager

        lRetVal = cusPropMgr.Add3(
"ADATE", swCustomInfoType_e.swCustomInfoDate, "4-13-59", swCustomPropertyAddOption_e.swCustomPropertyDeleteAndAdd)
        lRetVal = cusPropMgr.Get5(
"ADATE", False, ValOut, ResolvedValOut, wasResolved)
        lRetVal = cusPropMgr.Set2(
"ADATE", "4-13-89")

        
' Get the number of custom properties for this configuration
        nNbrProps = cusPropMgr.Count
        Debug.Print(
"Number of properties for this configuration:            " & nNbrProps)

        
' Get the names of the custom properties
         lRetVal = cusPropMgr.GetAll2(vPropNames, vPropTypes, vPropValues, resolved)

        
' For each custom property, print its type, value, and resolved value
        For j = 0 To nNbrProps - 1
            custPropType = cusPropMgr.GetType2(vPropNames(j))
            Debug.Print(
"    Name, swCustomInfoType_e value, and resolved value:  " & vPropNames(j) & ", " & custPropType & ", " & ResolvedValOut)
        
Next j

        lRetVal = cusPropMgr.Delete2(
"ADATE")
        
' Get the number of custom properties for this configuration
        nNbrProps = cusPropMgr.Count
        Debug.Print(
"Number of properties for this configuration:            " & nNbrProps)

    
End Sub

    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class



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