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Get Annotation Object Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to obtain the annotation object for the selected annotation symbol.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a model document that contains an annotation symbol.
' 2. Select the annotation symbol.
' Postconditions: The annotation object for the selected symbol is obtained.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

Dim Part As ModelDoc2
Dim SelMgr As SelectionMgr
Dim AnnoObject As Object
    Dim aWeldSymbol As WeldSymbol
Dim aWeldBead As WeldBead
Dim aView As View
Dim aTableAnno As TableAnnotation
Dim anSFSymbol As SFSymbol
Dim aRevisionCloud As RevisionCloud
Dim aNote As Note
Dim aLeader As MultiJogLeader
Dim aGtol As Gtol
Dim aDowelSym As DowelSymbol
Dim aDispDim As DisplayDimension
Dim aDatTarSym As DatumTargetSym
Dim aDatumTag As DatumTag
Dim aDatumOrigin As DatumOrigin
Dim aCustomSymbol As CustomSymbol
Dim aCenterMark As CenterMark
Dim aCenterLine As CenterLine
Dim aCThread As CThread
Dim Anno As Annotation

Sub main()

        Part = swApp.ActiveDoc
        SelMgr = Part.SelectionManager
        AnnoObject = SelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

Select Case SelMgr.GetSelectedObjectType3(1, -1)
Case swSelectType_e.swSelWELDS
"Selected annotation is a WeldSymbol.")
                aWeldSymbol = AnnoObject
                Anno = aWeldSymbol.GetAnnotation
Case swSelectType_e.swSelWELDBEADS
"Selected annotation is a WeldBead.")
                aWeldBead = AnnoObject
                Anno = aWeldBead.GetAnnotation
Case swSelectType_e.swSelDRAWINGVIEWS
"Selected annotation is a View.")
                aView = AnnoObject
                Anno = aView.GetAnnotation
Case swSelectType_e.swSelANNOTATIONTABLES
"Selected annotation is a TableAnnotation.")
                aTableAnno = AnnoObject
                Anno = aTableAnno.GetAnnotation
Case swSelectType_e.swSelSFSYMBOLS
"Selected annotation is an SFSymbol.")
                anSFSymbol = AnnoObject
                Anno = anSFSymbol.GetAnnotation
Case swSelectType_e.swSelREVISIONCLOUDS
"Selected annotation is a RevisionCloud.")
                aRevisionCloud = AnnoObject
                Anno = aRevisionCloud.GetAnnotation
Case swSelectType_e.swSelNOTES
"Selected annotation is a Note.")
                aNote = AnnoObject
                Anno = aNote.GetAnnotation
Case swSelectType_e.swSelLEADERS
"Selected annotation is a Leader.")
                aLeader = AnnoObject
                Anno = aLeader.GetAnnotation
Case swSelectType_e.swSelGTOLS
"Selected annotation is a Gtol.")
                aGtol = AnnoObject
                Anno = aGtol.GetAnnotation
Case swSelectType_e.swSelDOWELSYMS
"Selected annotation is a DowelSymbol.")
                aDowelSym = AnnoObject
                Anno = aDowelSym.GetAnnotation
Case swSelectType_e.swSelDIMENSIONS
"Selected annotation is a DisplayDimension.")
                aDispDim = AnnoObject
                Anno = aDispDim.GetAnnotation
Case swSelectType_e.swSelDTMTARGS
"Selected annotation is a DatumTargetSym.")
                aDatTarSym = AnnoObject
                Anno = aDatTarSym.GetAnnotation
Case swSelectType_e.swSelDATUMTAGS
"Selected annotation is a DatumTag.")
                aDatumTag = AnnoObject
                Anno = aDatumTag.GetAnnotation
Case swSelectType_e.swSelDATUMPOINTS
"Selected annotation is a DatumOrigin.")
                aDatumOrigin = AnnoObject
                Anno = aDatumOrigin.GetAnnotation
Case swSelectType_e.swSelCUSTOMSYMBOLS
"Selected annotation is a CustomSymbol.")
                aCustomSymbol = AnnoObject
                Anno = aCustomSymbol.GetAnnotation
Case swSelectType_e.swSelCTHREADS
"Selected annotation is a CThread.")
                aCThread = AnnoObject
                Anno = aCThread.GetAnnotation
Case swSelectType_e.swSelCENTERMARKSYMS
"Selected annotation is a CenterMark.")
                aCenterMark = AnnoObject
                Anno = aCenterMark.GetAnnotation
Case swSelectType_e.swSelCENTERLINES
"Selected annotation is a CenterLine.")
                aCenterLine = AnnoObject
                Anno = aCenterLine.GetAnnotation
End Select

        Debug.Print("Annotation: " & Anno.GetName)

End Sub

    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class



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