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Increase Width of Text Example (VBA)

This example shows how to increase the width of the text in a note by a factor of 2.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open public_documents\tutorial\api\2012-sm.slddrw.
' 2. Select the note Fixed Face.
' 3. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Increases the width of the text in the selected note
'    by a factor of 2.
' 2. Examine the graphics area and Immediate window.
' NOTE: Because the drawing is used elsewhere, do not
' save changes.

Sub main()

    Dim swApp                       As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim swModel                     As SldWorks.modelDoc

    Dim swSelMgr                    As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

    Dim swAnnObj                    As Object

    Dim swAnnotation                As SldWorks.Annotation

    Dim swTextFormat                As SldWorks.textFormat    

    Dim dWidth                      As Double

    Dim bRet                        As Boolean


    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

    Set swAnnObj = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject5(1)

    Set swAnnotation = swAnnObj.GetAnnotation

    Set swTextFormat = swAnnotation.GetTextFormat(0)


    dWidth = swTextFormat.WidthFactor

    Debug.Print "Old width = " & dWidth


    swTextFormat.WidthFactor = 2# * dWidth


    bRet = swAnnotation.SetTextFormat(0, False, swTextFormat)

    dWidth = swTextFormat.WidthFactor

    Debug.Print "New width = " & dWidth

End Sub

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