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Get View Bounding Box and Position Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to get the drawing view's bounding box, position, and position lock status.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Verify that the drawing document to open exists.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens the specified drawing document.
' 2. Gets each drawing view's:
'    * origin's x and y positions relative
'      to the drawing sheet origin
'    * bounding box
'    * position lock status
' 3. Examine the Immediate window.
' NOTE: Because the drawing is used elsewhere, do not save
' changes.
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Partial Class SolidWorksMacro
    Public Sub main()
        Dim swDraw As DrawingDoc
        Dim swView As View
        Dim outline() As Double
        Dim pos() As Double
        Dim fileName As String
        Dim errors As Integer
        Dim warnings As Integer
        fileName = "C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2017\tutorial\api\replaceview.slddrw"
        swDraw = swApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, swDocumentTypes_e.swDocDRAWING, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)
        swView = swDraw.GetFirstView
        Do While Not swView Is Nothing
            outline = swView.GetOutline
            pos = swView.Position
            Debug.Print("View = " + swView.Name)
            Debug.Print("  X and Y positions = (" & pos(0) * 1000.0# & ", " & pos(1) * 1000.0# & ") mm")
            Debug.Print("  X and Y bounding box minimums = (" & outline(0) * 1000.0# & ", " & outline(1) * 1000.0# & ") mm")
            Debug.Print("  X and Y bounding box maximums = (" & outline(2) * 1000.0# & ", " & outline(3) * 1000.0# & ") mm")
	    Debug.Print("  Position locked? " + swView.PositionLocked)
            swView = swView.GetNextView
    End Sub
    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks
End Class

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