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Visual C++ 6.0 Standalone and Add-in Applications

Standalone Applications (.exe files)

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

 

//Import the SOLIDWORKS type library

#import "sldworks.tlb" raw_interfaces_only, raw_native_types, no_namespace, named_guids

//Import the SOLIDWORKS constant type library    

#import "swconst.tlb"  raw_interfaces_only, raw_native_types, no_namespace, named_guids  

 

int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[])  

{

//Initialize COM

CoInitialize(NULL);  

     

//Use ATL smart pointers

CComPtr<ISldWorks> swApp;

 

//Create an instance of SOLIDWORKS

HRESULT hres = swApp.CoCreateInstance(__uuidof(SldWorks), NULL, CLSCTX_LOCAL_SERVER);

.

. // Your code

.   

//Shut down SOLIDWORKS

swApp->ExitApp();

 

//Release COM reference

swApp = NULL;

 

//Uninitialize COM

CoUninitialize();

 

return 0;

}

Add-in Applications (.dll files)

Visual C++ applications have the option of using a COM or Dispatch interface. See COM vs. Dispatch for details.

NOTE: For COM DLL add-ins, success or failure on import/export is returned by the add-in through the HRESULT.



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