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Create a Callout Independent of a Selection Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create a callout that is independent of a selection.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:  
' 1. Document is open in SOLIDWORKS
' 2. Select Tools > References > SOLIDWORKS <version> exposed type libraries for add-in use.
' 3. Copy Class1 to a class module named Class1.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. A callout is created with the specified properties.
' 2. Inspect the Immediate window for its text format properties.
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
Dim swExt As ModelDocExtension
Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr
Dim mathUtil As MathUtility
Dim swTextFormat As TextFormat
Dim handle As New Class1
Dim mp As MathPoint
Dim vPnt(2) As Double
Dim myCallout As Callout

Sub main()

Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
Set swExt = swModel.Extension
Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
Set mathUtil = swApp.GetMathUtility

vPnt(0) = 0#
vPnt(1) = 0#
vPnt(2) = 0#
Set mp = mathUtil.CreatePoint(vPnt)

Set myCallout = swExt.CreateCallout(2, handle)
myCallout.Value(1) = ""
myCallout.IgnoreValue(1) = True
myCallout.Label2(1) = "SldWorks API"
myCallout.SkipColon = True
myCallout.FontSize = 10
Call myCallout.SetLeader(True, True)
Call myCallout.SetTargetPoint(1, 0.001, 0.001, 0)
Call myCallout.SetTargetPoint(2, -0.001, 0.001, 0)
myCallout.Position = mp
myCallout.ValueInactive(0) = True
myCallout.TextBox = False
myCallout.Display (True)

Set swTextFormat = myCallout.TextFormat
ProcessTextFormat swApp, swModel, swTextFormat

End Sub

Sub ProcessTextFormat(swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks, swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2, swTextFormat As SldWorks.TextFormat)  
 
    Debug.Print "    BackWards                    = " & swTextFormat.BackWards
    Debug.Print "    Bold                         = " & swTextFormat.Bold
    Debug.Print "    CharHeight                   = " & swTextFormat.CharHeight
    Debug.Print "    CharHeightInPts              = " & swTextFormat.CharHeightInPts
    Debug.Print "    CharSpacingFactor            = " & swTextFormat.CharSpacingFactor
    Debug.Print "    Escapement                   = " & swTextFormat.Escapement
    Debug.Print "    IsHeightSpecifiedInPts       = " & swTextFormat.IsHeightSpecifiedInPts
    Debug.Print "    Italic                       = " & swTextFormat.Italic
    Debug.Print "    LineLength                   = " & swTextFormat.LineLength
    Debug.Print "    LineSpacing                  = " & swTextFormat.LineSpacing
    Debug.Print "    ObliqueAngle                 = " & swTextFormat.ObliqueAngle
    Debug.Print "    Strikeout                    = " & swTextFormat.Strikeout
    Debug.Print "    TypeFaceName                 = " & swTextFormat.TypeFaceName
    Debug.Print "    Underline                    = " & swTextFormat.Underline
    Debug.Print "    UpsideDown                   = " & swTextFormat.UpsideDown
    Debug.Print "    Vertical                     = " & swTextFormat.Vertical
    Debug.Print "    WidthFactor                  = " & swTextFormat.WidthFactor

    Debug.Print ""
End Sub

'
' Class1 module
'
Implements SwCalloutHandler
Private Sub Class_Initialize()
End Sub
Private Function SwCalloutHandler_OnStringValueChanged(ByVal pManipulator As Object, ByVal RowID As Long, ByVal Text As String) As Boolean
        Debug.Print ("Text: " & Text)
        Debug.Print ("Row: " & RowID)
        
        SwCalloutHandler_OnStringValueChanged = True
        
End Function

 

 



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