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Get and Set User Preferences Example (C#)

This sample code demonstrates how to use the methods for getting and setting various system options and document properties.

//--------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Preconditions:
//  1. Open a drawing document.
//  2. Create a layer named test in the drawing.
//  3. Open an Immediate window.
//  
// Postconditions: 
// 1. Observe the new settings in the Immediate window.
// 2. Maps the value returned by the GetUserPreferenceInteger
//    method to the corresponding enumerator member in the enumerator
//    online help.
// 3. Click Tools > Options in SOLIDWORKS and verify the new settings.
//-------------------------------------------------------------------------

using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;

using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;

using System;

using System.Diagnostics;

namespace UserPreferences_CSharp.csproj

{

    

partial class SolidWorksMacro

{

    public SldWorks swApp;

    public void Main()

    {

        ModelDoc2 Part = null;

        bool boolstatus = false;

        TextFormat swTextFormat = default(TextFormat);

        object TextFormatObj = null;

        ModelDocExtension ModelDocExtension = default(ModelDocExtension);

 

        Part = (ModelDoc2)swApp.ActiveDoc;

        ModelDocExtension = Part.Extension;

 

        //The following call demonstrates how to get and set a Tools > Options > System Options > General option

 

        //Custom property used as component description

        boolstatus = swApp.SetUserPreferenceStringValue((int)swUserPreferenceStringValue_e.swCustomPropertyUsedAsComponentDescription, "Status");

        Debug.Print("Tools > Options > System Options > General > Custom property used as component description: " + swApp.GetUserPreferenceStringValue((int)swUserPreferenceStringValue_e.swCustomPropertyUsedAsComponentDescription));

 

        //The following calls demonstrate how to get and set Tools > Options > System Options > View options

 

        //Reverse mouse wheel zoom direction

        swApp.SetUserPreferenceToggle((int)swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swViewReverseWheelZoomDirection, true);

        Debug.Print("Tools > Options > System Options > View > Reverse mouse wheel zoom direction: " + swApp.GetUserPreferenceToggle((int)swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swViewReverseWheelZoomDirection));

        //View rotation - Arrow keys

        boolstatus = swApp.SetUserPreferenceDoubleValue((int)swUserPreferenceDoubleValue_e.swViewRotationArrowKeys, 0.2268928027593);
       

        //1 radian = 180º/p = 57.295779513º or approximately 57.3º

        Debug.Print("Tools > Options > System Options > View > Arrow keys: " + swApp.GetUserPreferenceDoubleValue((int)swUserPreferenceDoubleValue_e.swViewRotationArrowKeys) * 57.3);

        //Convert to degrees

        //View rotation - Mouse speed

        boolstatus = swApp.SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue((int)swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swViewRotationMouseSpeed, 56);

        Debug.Print("Tools > Options > System Options > View > Mouse speed: " + swApp.GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue((int)swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swViewRotationMouseSpeed));

        //Transitions - View transition

        boolstatus = swApp.SetUserPreferenceDoubleValue((int)swUserPreferenceDoubleValue_e.swViewAnimationSpeed, 2.5);

        Debug.Print("Tools > Options > System Options > View > View transition: " + swApp.GetUserPreferenceDoubleValue((int)swUserPreferenceDoubleValue_e.swViewAnimationSpeed));

        //Transitions - Hide/show component

        boolstatus = swApp.SetUserPreferenceDoubleValue((int)swUserPreferenceDoubleValue_e.swViewTransitionHideShowComponent, 0.8000000119209);

        Debug.Print("Tools > Options > System Options > View > Hide/show component: " + swApp.GetUserPreferenceDoubleValue((int)swUserPreferenceDoubleValue_e.swViewTransitionHideShowComponent));

        //Transitions - Isolate

        boolstatus = swApp.SetUserPreferenceDoubleValue((int)swUserPreferenceDoubleValue_e.swViewTransitionIsolate, 1.222222208977);

        Debug.Print("Tools > Options > System Options > View > Isolate: " + swApp.GetUserPreferenceDoubleValue((int)swUserPreferenceDoubleValue_e.swViewTransitionIsolate));

 

        //The following calls demonstrate how to get and set the Tools > Options > Document Properties > Drafting Standard option

        //Maps the value returned by the GetUserPreferenceInteger method to the corresponding enumerator member in the enumerator online help

 

        //Overall drafting standard

        boolstatus = ModelDocExtension.SetUserPreferenceInteger((int)swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDetailingDimensionStandard, (int)swUserPreferenceOption_e.swDetailingNoOptionSpecified, (int)swDetailingStandard_e.swDetailingStandardISO);

        string sText = null;

        sText = "Tools > Options > Document Properties > Drafting Standard > Overall drafting standard is ";

        switch (ModelDocExtension.GetUserPreferenceInteger((int)swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDetailingDimensionStandard, (int)swUserPreferenceOption_e.swDetailingNoOptionSpecified))

        {

            case 1:

                Debug.Print(sText + "ANSI");

                break;

            case 2:

                Debug.Print(sText + "ISO");

                break;

            case 3:

                Debug.Print(sText + "DIN");

                break;

            case 4:

                Debug.Print(sText + "JIS");

                break;

            case 5:

                Debug.Print(sText + "BS");

                break;

            case 6:

                Debug.Print(sText + "GOST");

                break;

            case 7:

                Debug.Print(sText + "GB");

                break;

            case 8:

                Debug.Print(sText + "User Defined");

                break;

        }

        //The following calls demonstrate how to get and set Tools > Options > Document Properties > Annotations > Balloons options

        //Maps the value returned by the GetUserPreferenceInteger method to the corresponding enumerator member in the enumerator online help

 

        //Leader style - Leader Thickness

        boolstatus = ModelDocExtension.SetUserPreferenceInteger((int)swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDetailingBalloonLeaderLineThickness, 0, (int)swLineWeights_e.swLW_NUMBER);

        Debug.Print("Tools > Options > Document Properties > Annotations > Balloons > Leader Thickness: " + ModelDocExtension.GetUserPreferenceInteger((int)swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDetailingBalloonLeaderLineThickness, 0));

        //Leader style - Custom leader thickness

        boolstatus = ModelDocExtension.SetUserPreferenceDouble((int)swUserPreferenceDoubleValue_e.swDetailingBalloonLeaderLineThicknessCustom, 0, 0.00028);

        Debug.Print("Tools > Options > Document Properties > Annotations > Balloons > Custom Leader Thickness: " + ModelDocExtension.GetUserPreferenceDouble((int)swUserPreferenceDoubleValue_e.swDetailingBalloonLeaderLineThicknessCustom, 0));

        //Frame style - Frame Thickness

        boolstatus = ModelDocExtension.SetUserPreferenceInteger((int)swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDetailingBalloonFrameLineThickness, 0, (int)swLineWeights_e.swLW_NUMBER);

        Debug.Print("Tools > Options > Document Properties > Annotations > Balloons > Frame Thickness: " + ModelDocExtension.GetUserPreferenceInteger((int)swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDetailingBalloonFrameLineThickness, 0));

        //Frame style - Custom frame thickness

        boolstatus = ModelDocExtension.SetUserPreferenceDouble((int)swUserPreferenceDoubleValue_e.swDetailingBalloonFrameLineThicknessCustom, 0, 0.00028);

        Debug.Print("Tools > Options > Document Properties > Annotations > Balloons > Custom Frame Thickness: " + ModelDocExtension.GetUserPreferenceDouble((int)swUserPreferenceDoubleValue_e.swDetailingBalloonFrameLineThicknessCustom, 0));

        //Text - Upper - Custom property

        boolstatus = ModelDocExtension.SetUserPreferenceString((int)swUserPreferenceStringValue_e.swDetailingBOMUpperCustomProperty, 0, "Source");

        Debug.Print("Tools > Options > Document Properties > Annotations > Balloons > Text Upper Custom property: " + ModelDocExtension.GetUserPreferenceString((int)swUserPreferenceStringValue_e.swDetailingBOMUpperCustomProperty, 0));

        //Single balloon - Style

        boolstatus = ModelDocExtension.SetUserPreferenceInteger((int)swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDetailingBOMBalloonStyle, 0, (int)swBalloonStyle_e.swBS_Triangle);

        Debug.Print("Tools > Options > Document Properties > Annotations > Balloons > Single balloon - Style: " + ModelDocExtension.GetUserPreferenceInteger((int)swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDetailingBOMBalloonStyle, 0));

        //Single balloon - Size

        boolstatus = ModelDocExtension.SetUserPreferenceInteger((int)swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDetailingBOMBalloonFit, 0, (int)swBalloonFit_e.swBF_3Chars);

        Debug.Print("Tools > Options > Document Properties > Annotations > Balloons > Single balloon - Size: " + ModelDocExtension.GetUserPreferenceInteger((int)swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDetailingBOMBalloonFit, 0));

        //Stacked balloons - Style

        boolstatus = ModelDocExtension.SetUserPreferenceInteger((int)swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDetailingBOMStackedBalloonStyle, 0, (int)swBalloonStyle_e.swBS_Triangle);

        Debug.Print("Tools > Options > Document Properties > Annotations > Balloons > Stacked balloons - Style: " + ModelDocExtension.GetUserPreferenceInteger((int)swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDetailingBOMStackedBalloonStyle, 0));

        //Stacked balloons - Size

        boolstatus = ModelDocExtension.SetUserPreferenceInteger((int)swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDetailingBOMStackedBalloonFit, 0, (int)swBalloonFit_e.swBF_3Chars);

        Debug.Print("Tools > Options > Document Properties > Annotations > Balloons > Stacked balloons - Size: " + ModelDocExtension.GetUserPreferenceInteger((int)swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDetailingBOMStackedBalloonFit, 0));

        //Auto balloon layout

        boolstatus = ModelDocExtension.SetUserPreferenceInteger((int)swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDetailingAutoBalloonLayout, 0, (int)swBalloonLayoutType_e.swDetailingBalloonLayout_Right);

        Debug.Print("Tools > Options > Document Properties > Annotations > Balloons > Auto balloon layout: " + ModelDocExtension.GetUserPreferenceInteger((int)swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDetailingAutoBalloonLayout, 0));

        //Leader display - Use document leader length

        boolstatus = ModelDocExtension.SetUserPreferenceToggle((int)swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDetailingBalloonUseDocBentLeaderLength, 0, true);

        Debug.Print("Tools > Options > Document Properties > Annotations > Balloons > Leader display - Use document leader length: " + ModelDocExtension.GetUserPreferenceToggle((int)swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDetailingBalloonUseDocBentLeaderLength, 0));

        //Layer

        boolstatus = ModelDocExtension.SetUserPreferenceString((int)swUserPreferenceStringValue_e.swDetailingLayer, (int)swUserPreferenceOption_e.swDetailingBalloon, "test");

        Debug.Print("Tools > Options > Document Properties > Annotations > Balloons > Layer: " + ModelDocExtension.GetUserPreferenceString((int)swUserPreferenceStringValue_e.swDetailingLayer, (int)swUserPreferenceOption_e.swDetailingBalloon));

        //Font

        TextFormatObj = ModelDocExtension.GetUserPreferenceTextFormat((int)swUserPreferenceTextFormat_e.swDetailingBalloonTextFormat, 0);

        swTextFormat = (TextFormat)TextFormatObj;

        swTextFormat.Italic = true;

        swTextFormat.Bold = true;

        boolstatus = ModelDocExtension.SetUserPreferenceTextFormat((int)swUserPreferenceTextFormat_e.swDetailingBalloonTextFormat, 0, swTextFormat);

        Debug.Print("Tools > Options > Document Properties > Annotations > Balloons > Font is italic and bold: " + boolstatus);

    }

}

    

}



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