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AddControl Method (IModelViewManager)

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

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function AddControl( _
   ByVal Name As System.String, _
   ByVal ControlName As System.String, _
   ByVal BstrLicKey As System.String _
) 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 value As System.Object
value = instance.AddControl(Name, ControlName, BstrLicKey)
System.object AddControl( 
   System.string Name,
   System.string ControlName,
   System.string BstrLicKey
System.Object^ AddControl( 
&   System.String^ Name,
&   System.String^ ControlName,
&   System.String^ BstrLicKey



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

Return Value

Pointer to the new ActiveX control



If your ActiveX control needs tab traversal support, then use IModelViewManager::AddControl3.

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}", "")

To delete a tab created by this method, use IModelViewManager::DeleteControlTab.


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


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2003 FCS, Revision Number 11.0

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