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Start, Update, and Stop Progress Indicator Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create, start, update, and stop a progress indicator on the SOLIDWORKS status bar.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Create a VBA macro in SOLIDWORKS.
' 2. Right-click the macro project name in the Project Explorer and click
'    Insert > UserForm
.
' 3. Modify UserForm1 (UserForm) to look like this:

   

' 4. Copy Forms - UserForm1 into UserForm1 (Code).
' 5. Modify control_name in each control_name_Click subroutine to
'    match your form.
' 6. Right-click the macro project name and click Insert > Module.
' 7. Copy Modules into the new module.
' 8. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions: 
' 1. Shows a dialog box.
' 2. Click Start.
'    * Displays a progress indicator on the SOLIDWORKS status bar.
'    * Increments the progress indicator to 100% completion.
' 3. Click Update repeatedly to increment the progress indicator in steps of
'    10.
' 4. Inspect the Immediate window to see the return code after each update.
' 5. Type a new title and click Update Title to change the progress indicator
'    title.
' 6. Click Stop to remove the progress indicator from the SOLIDWORKS status bar.
' 7. Click Exit to close the dialog box.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Forms - UserForm1

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim pb As SldWorks.UserProgressBar
Dim Position As Long
Dim lRet As Long
Dim retVal As Boolean
Dim boolstatus As Boolean

 

Public Sub cmdExit_Click()

    Unload Me

End Sub

 

Public Sub cmdPBTitle_Click()

    retVal = pb.UpdateTitle(TextBox1.Text)

End Sub

 

Public Sub cmdStartPB_Click()

    boolstatus = pb.Start(0, 160, "Status")
    Do While Not (Position = 160)
        Position = Position + 10
        lRet = pb.UpdateProgress(Position)
    Loop

    Position = 0
End Sub

 

Public Sub cmdStopPB_Click()

    pb.End

End Sub

 

Public Sub UserForm_Initialize()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    retVal = swApp.GetUserProgressBar(pb)

End Sub

 

Public Sub cmdUpdatePB_Click()

    Position = Position + 10

    If (Position = 160) Then Position = 0

    lRet = pb.UpdateProgress(Position)

    If lRet <> 2 Then

        Debug.Print " Result " & lRet

    Else

        MsgBox " User pressed Esc to cancel ", vbInformation, " API"

        pb.End

        End

    End If

End Sub

 

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Modules

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Sub main()
    UserForm1.Show vbModeless
End Sub

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