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CreateCommandGroup2 Method (ICommandManager)

Creates a new CommandGroup in the CommandManager.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function CreateCommandGroup2( _
   ByVal UserID As System.Integer, _
   ByVal Title As System.String, _
   ByVal ToolTip As System.String, _
   ByVal Hint As System.String, _
   ByVal Position As System.Integer, _
   ByVal IgnorePreviousVersion As System.Boolean, _
   ByRef Errors As System.Integer _
) As CommandGroup
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ICommandManager
Dim UserID As System.Integer
Dim Title As System.String
Dim ToolTip As System.String
Dim Hint As System.String
Dim Position As System.Integer
Dim IgnorePreviousVersion As System.Boolean
Dim Errors As System.Integer
Dim value As CommandGroup
value = instance.CreateCommandGroup2(UserID, Title, ToolTip, Hint, Position, IgnorePreviousVersion, Errors)
CommandGroup CreateCommandGroup2( 
   System.int UserID,
   System.string Title,
   System.string ToolTip,
   System.string Hint,
   System.int Position,
   System.bool IgnorePreviousVersion,
   out System.int Errors
CommandGroup^ CreateCommandGroup2( 
&   System.int UserID,
&   System.String^ Title,
&   System.String^ ToolTip,
&   System.String^ Hint,
&   System.int Position,
&   System.bool IgnorePreviousVersion,
&   [Out] System.int Errors



Unique user-defined ID for the new CommandGroup


Name of the CommandGroup to create (see Remarks)


Tool tip for the CommandGroup


Text displayed in SOLIDWORKS status bar when a user's mouse pointer is over the CommandGroup


Position of the CommandGroup in the CommandManager for all document templates (see Remarks)

NOTE: Specify 0 to add the CommandGroup to the beginning of the CommandMananger, or specify -1 to add it to the end of the CommandManager.

True to remove all previously saved customization and toolbar information before creating a new CommandGroup, false to not (see Remarks)
Error code as defined in swCreateCommandGroupErrors

Return Value




Call ICommandManager::GetGroupDataFromRegistry or ICommandManager::IGetGroupDataFromRegistry before calling this method to determine how to set IgnorePreviousVersion. Set IgnorePreviousVersion to true to prevent SOLIDWORKS from saving the current toolbar setting to the registry, even if there is no previous version.


You can also use ICommandGroup::MenuPosition to control the position of the CommandGroup in specific document templates.


If you change the definition of an existing CommandGroup (i.e., add or remove toolbar buttons), you must assign a new unique user-defined UserID to that CommandGroup. You must perform this action to avoid conflicts with any previously existing CommandGroups and to allow for backward and forward compatibility of the CommandGroups in your application.


To add a menu item for a CommandGroup to an existing SOLIDWORKS menu, specify the name of a parent menu in Title. For example, to add a CommandGroup to the Help menu, specify:

Visual Basic:                    "&Help/MyApp Help"   
Visual C++ or C#:           "&Help\\MyApp Help"


NOTE: If you do not specify the name of a parent menu in Title, then the menu item for the CommandGroup appears on the Tools menu below the Xpress Products menu item.

You can turn off all menus or all toolbars for a CommandGroup. See ICommandGroup::HasMenu and ICommandGroup::HasToolbar for details.


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2011 FCS, Revision Number 19.0

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