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Visual Basic .NET Standalone and Add-in Applications

Standalone Applications (.exe files)

To create an instance of the SOLIDWORKS software, your project should contain lines of code similar to the following:

Sub Main

    Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks          

    swApp = New SldWorks.SldWorks()


    swApp = Nothing

End Sub

Additionally, you must have added references to the SOLIDWORKS type libraries.

Add-in Applications (.dll files)

You can create a Visual Basic .NET DLL add-in using the SOLIDWORKS VB.NET Add-in Template included in the SOLIDWORKS API SDK. See SOLIDWORKS VB.NET Add-in Template for details.


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