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AddControl3 Method (IModelViewManager)

Adds a tab to this model view that supports tab traversal using the specified ActiveX control.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function AddControl3( _
   ByVal Name As System.String, _
   ByVal ControlName As System.String, _
   ByVal BstrLicKey As System.String, _
   ByVal SplitWindow As System.Boolean _
) As System.Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IModelViewManager
Dim Name As System.String
Dim ControlName As System.String
Dim BstrLicKey As System.String
Dim SplitWindow As System.Boolean
Dim value As System.Object
value = instance.AddControl3(Name, ControlName, BstrLicKey, SplitWindow)
System.object AddControl3( 
   System.string Name,
   System.string ControlName,
   System.string BstrLicKey,
   System.bool SplitWindow
System.Object^ AddControl3( 
&   System.String^ Name,
&   System.String^ ControlName,
&   System.String^ BstrLicKey,
&   System.bool SplitWindow


User-defined label that appears on the tab
Name or class ID for the ActiveX control
Optional license key; this data is needed to create ActiveX controls that require a runtime license key; if the ActiveX control supports licensing, then provide a license key for the creation of the ActiveX control; default value is NULL

True to add a splitter window, false to not

Return Value

Pointer to the new ActiveX control


If your ActiveX control does not need tab traversal support, then use IModelViewManager::AddControl.

This method sets the class ID and license key information for the ActiveX control when the API PropertyManager page is shown and the ActiveX control is created. The controlName argument can be either the name of the control (ProgID) or the class ID (CLSID), for example, "MSCAL.calendar" or "{8E27C92B-1264-101C-8A2F-040224009C02}". Both provide the calendar protocol. You can obtain these strings using a combination of the Microsoft OLE/COM Object Viewer and the registry editor.


For example:


' ProgID

bRet = m_pActiveXControl.SetClass("MSCAL.Calendar", "")

bRet = m_pActiveXControl2.SetClass("MSComctlLib.ListViewCtrl", "")



bRet = m_pActiveXControl.SetClass("{8E27C92B-1264-101C-8A2F-040224009C02}", "")

bRet = m_pActiveXControl2.SetClass("{BDD1F04B-858B-11D1-B16A-00C0F0283628}", "")

Two or more tabs cannot be added with the same name.


To delete a tab created by this method, use IModelViewManager::DeleteControlTab. Each use of IModelViewManager::AddControl3 must use a corresponding IModelViewManager::DeleteControlTab before exiting your macro or application.


See also Keystrokes and Accelerator Keys in ActiveX Modeless Dialogs and PropertyManager Pages.


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2007 FCS, Revision Number 15.0

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