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Create a Callout Independent of a Selection Example (VB.NET)

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

'---------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:  
' 1. Open a model document in SOLIDWORKS.
' 2. Click Project > Add Reference > SolidWorks.interop.swpublished
'    on the .NET tab.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Creates a callout with the specified properties.
' 2. Inspect the Immediate window for its text format properties.
'---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swpublished
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Partial Class SolidWorksMacro
    
Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
    
Dim swExt As ModelDocExtension
    
Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr
    
Dim mathUtil As MathUtility
   
Dim swTextFormat As TextFormat
    
Public Sub main()
        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swExt = swModel.Extension
        swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
        mathUtil = swApp.GetMathUtility
        
Dim handle As New calloutHandler
        
Dim mp As MathPoint
        
Dim vPnt(2) As Double
        vPnt(0) = 0.0#
        vPnt(1) = 0.0#
        vPnt(2) = 0.0#
        mp = mathUtil.CreatePoint(vPnt)
        
Dim myCallout As Callout
        myCallout = swExt.CreateCallout(2, handle)
        myCallout.Value(1) =
""
        myCallout.IgnoreValue(1) = True
        myCallout.Label2(1) = "SldWorks API"
        myCallout.SkipColon = True
        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)

        swTextFormat = myCallout.TextFormat
        ProcessTextFormat swApp, swModel, swTextFormat
    
End Sub

    Sub ProcessTextFormat(swApp As SldWorks, swModel As ModelDoc2, swTextFormat As 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
  
    
Public swApp As SldWorks
End Class

'
' calloutHandler.vb
'

<System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(
True)> _
Public Class calloutHandler
    
Implements SwCalloutHandler
    
Private Function OnStringValueChanged(ByVal pManipulator As Object, ByVal RowID As Integer, ByVal Text As String) As Boolean Implements SolidWorks.Interop.swpublished.ISwCalloutHandler.OnStringValueChanged
        Debug.Print(
"Text: " & Text)
        Debug.Print(
"Row: " & RowID)
        
Return True
    End Function
End
Class

 



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