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Access Custom File References Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to access custom file references.

NOTE: If using the .NET Framework 4.0 primary interop assembly provided with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, see Using .NET Framework 4.0 in Stand-alone Applications.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Start Microsoft Visual Studio 2015.
'    a. Click File > New > Project > Visual Basic > Windows Forms Application.
'    b. Type AccessCustRef in Name.
'    c. Click Browse and navigate to the folder where to create the project.
'    d. Click OK
'    e. Click Show All Files in the Solution Explorer toolbar and expand 
'       Form1.vb in the Solution Explorer.
'    f. Replace the code in Form1.vb with this code.
'    g. To create the form, replace the code in Form1.Designer.vb with 
'       this code.

' 2. Add references to:
'    a. EPDM.Interop.epdm.dll (right-click the project

'       name in the Solution Explorer, click Add > Reference
'       Assemblies > Framework > Browse and browse to the top folder of your  
'       SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional installation, click 
'       EPDM.Interop.epdm.dllAdd).
'    b.
EPDM.interop.EPDMResultCode.dll (click Browse >
'       EPDM.interop.EPDMResultCode.dll > Add > OK).

' 3. Right-click EPDM.Interop.epdm in References, click Properties, and set 
'    Embed Interop Types to False to handle methods that pass arrays of 
'    structures.
' 4. Click Debug > Start Debugging or press F5.
'
' Postconditions: 
' 1. Displays the Add custom file reference dialog box.
'    a. Select a vault view.
'    b. Click Browse for two files
'       1. Locate and click two files in the root folder of the vault.
'       2. Click Open.

'       3. Checks out the first file.
'    c. Click Add custom file reference.
'    d. Click OK to close each message box.
' 2. Close the Add custom file reference dialog.         
'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
'Form1.vb
 

Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml.Serialization
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Data
Imports System.Diagnostics
Imports System.Windows.Forms
Imports System.ComponentModel
Imports EPDM.Interop.epdm
 
 
Public Class Form1
 
    Private vault1 As IEdmVault5 = Nothing
    Dim addCustRefs As IEdmEnumeratorCustomReference7
    Dim file1 As IEdmFile5 = Nothing
    Dim file2 As IEdmFile5 = Nothing
    Dim parentFolder As IEdmFolder5 = Nothing
 
    Public Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.ObjectByVal e As System.EventArgsHandles MyBase.Load
 
        Try
            Dim vault1 As IEdmVault5 = New EdmVault5()
            Dim vault As IEdmVault8 = DirectCast(vault1, IEdmVault8)
            Dim Views As EdmViewInfo() = Nothing
 
            vault.GetVaultViews(Views, False)
            VaultsComboBox.Items.Clear()
            For Each View As EdmViewInfo In Views
                VaultsComboBox.Items.Add(View.mbsVaultName)
            Next
            If VaultsComboBox.Items.Count > 0 Then
                VaultsComboBox.Text = DirectCast(VaultsComboBox.Items(0), String)
            End If
        Catch ex As System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException
            MessageBox.Show("HRESULT = 0x" + ex.ErrorCode.ToString("X") + " " + ex.Message)
        Catch ex As Exception
            MessageBox.Show(ex.Message)
        End Try
    End Sub
 
    Public Sub BrowseButton_Click(ByVal sender As System.ObjectByVal e As System.EventArgsHandles BrowseButton.Click
        Try
            CustRefListBox.Items.Clear()
 
            If vault1 Is Nothing Then
                vault1 = New EdmVault5()
            End If
            If Not vault1.IsLoggedIn Then
                'Log into selected vault as the current user
                vault1.LoginAuto(VaultsComboBox.Text, Me.Handle.ToInt32())
            End If
 
            'Set the initial directory in the Open dialog
            CustRefOpenFileDialog.InitialDirectory = vault1.RootFolderPath
            'Show the Open dialog
            Dim DialogResult As System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult = Nothing
            DialogResult = CustRefOpenFileDialog.ShowDialog()
            'If the user didn't click Open, exit
            If Not (DialogResult = System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult.OK) Then
                Return
            End If
 
            For Each FileName As String In CustRefOpenFileDialog.FileNames
                CustRefListBox.Items.Add(FileName)
            Next
        Catch ex As System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException
            MessageBox.Show("HRESULT = 0x" + ex.ErrorCode.ToString("X") + " " + ex.Message)
        Catch ex As Exception
            MessageBox.Show(ex.Message)
        End Try
    End Sub
 
 
    Public Sub AddCustomFileReference_Click(ByVal sender As System.ObjectByVal e As System.EventArgsHandles AddCustomFileReference.Click
        Try
            
            Dim vault2 As IEdmVault7 = Nothing
            If vault1 Is Nothing Then
                vault1 = New EdmVault5()
            End If
            vault2 = DirectCast(vault1, IEdmVault7)
            If Not vault1.IsLoggedIn Then
                'Log into selected vault as the current user
                vault1.LoginAuto(VaultsComboBox.Text, Me.Handle.ToInt32())
            End If
 
            'Get the two selected files
            file1 = vault2.GetFileFromPath(CustRefListBox.Items(0), parentFolder)
            file2 = vault2.GetFileFromPath(CustRefListBox.Items(1), parentFolder)
 

            'Check out the first file
            If Not file1.IsLocked Then
                file1.LockFile(parentFolder.IDMe.Handle.ToInt32(), CInt(EdmLockFlag.EdmLock_Simple))
            End If
 
            'Add the second file as a custom reference to the first file
            addCustRefs = file1
            addCustRefs.AddReference3(file2.ID, parentFolder.ID, 1, True)
            MessageBox.Show(file2.Name & " added as reference to " & file1.Name)
            Dim shownInBOM As Boolean
            shownInBOM = addCustRefs.GetShowInBOM(file2.ID, parentFolder.ID)
            MessageBox.Show(file2.Name & " shown in BOM? " & shownInBOM
 
            'Check in the first file
            file1.UnlockFile(Me.Handle.ToInt32(), "Custom reference added")
 
            'Display all of the custom references of the first file
            ShowFileRefs()
 
        Catch ex As System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException
            MessageBox.Show("HRESULT = 0x" + ex.ErrorCode.ToString("X") + " " + ex.Message)
        Catch ex As Exception
            MessageBox.Show(ex.Message)
        End Try
    End Sub
 
    Private Sub ShowFileRefs()
        Try
            Dim enumRef As IEdmEnumeratorCustomReference6
            enumRef = file1
            Dim pos As IEdmPos5
            pos = enumRef.GetFirstRefPosition
            Dim fileID As Integer
            Dim folderID As Integer
            Dim message As String
            Dim quant As Integer = 1
            Dim pbsRetPath As String = ""
            message = "Custom references of " + file1.Name + ":" + vbLf
            While Not pos.IsNull
                enumRef.GetNextRef2(pos, fileID, folderID, pbsRetPath, quant)
                message = message + pbsRetPath + " (fileID=" + Str(fileID) + ", folderID=" + Str(folderID) + ", quantity=" + Str(quant) + ")" + vbLf
            End While
            MsgBox(message)
        Catch ex As System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException
            MessageBox.Show("HRESULT = 0x" + ex.ErrorCode.ToString("X") + " " + ex.Message)
        Catch ex As Exception
            MessageBox.Show(ex.Message)
        End Try
    End Sub
 
End Class

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'Form1.Designer.vb

<Global.Microsoft.VisualBasic.CompilerServices.DesignerGenerated()> _
Partial Class Form1
    Inherits System.Windows.Forms.Form
    
    Private components As System.ComponentModel.IContainer = Nothing
 
    Protected Overrides Sub Dispose(ByVal disposing As Boolean)
        If disposing AndAlso (components IsNot NothingThen
            components.Dispose()
        End If
        MyBase.Dispose(disposing)
    End Sub
 
#Region "Windows Form Designer generated code"
 
    ''' <summary>
    ''' Required method for Designer support - do not modify
    ''' the contents of this method with the code editor.
    ''' </summary>
    Private Sub InitializeComponent()
        Me.VaultsLabel = New System.Windows.Forms.Label()
        Me.VaultsComboBox = New System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox()
        Me.BrowseButton = New System.Windows.Forms.Button()
        Me.CustRefListBox = New System.Windows.Forms.ListBox()
        Me.AddCustomFileReference = New System.Windows.Forms.Button()
        Me.CustRefOpenFileDialog = New System.Windows.Forms.OpenFileDialog()
        Me.SuspendLayout()
        '
        'VaultsLabel
        '
        Me.VaultsLabel.AutoSize = True
        Me.VaultsLabel.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(13, 26)
        Me.VaultsLabel.Name = "VaultsLabel"
        Me.VaultsLabel.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(91, 13)
        Me.VaultsLabel.TabIndex = 0
        Me.VaultsLabel.Text = "Select vault view:"
        '
        'VaultsComboBox
        '
        Me.VaultsComboBox.FormattingEnabled = True
        Me.VaultsComboBox.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(16, 42)
        Me.VaultsComboBox.Name = "VaultsComboBox"
        Me.VaultsComboBox.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(121, 21)
        Me.VaultsComboBox.TabIndex = 1
        '
        'BrowseButton
        '
        Me.BrowseButton.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(16, 78)
        Me.BrowseButton.Name = "BrowseButton"
        Me.BrowseButton.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(146, 23)
        Me.BrowseButton.TabIndex = 3
        Me.BrowseButton.Text = "Browse for two files..."
        Me.BrowseButton.UseVisualStyleBackColor = True
        '
        'CustRefListBox
        '
        Me.CustRefListBox.FormattingEnabled = True
        Me.CustRefListBox.HorizontalScrollbar = True
        Me.CustRefListBox.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(16, 107)
        Me.CustRefListBox.Name = "CustRefListBox"
        Me.CustRefListBox.SelectionMode = System.Windows.Forms.SelectionMode.MultiExtended
        Me.CustRefListBox.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(259, 56)
        Me.CustRefListBox.TabIndex = 4
        '
        'AddCustomFileReference
        '
        Me.AddCustomFileReference.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(68, 175)
        Me.AddCustomFileReference.Name = "AddCustomFileReference"
        Me.AddCustomFileReference.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(150, 23)
        Me.AddCustomFileReference.TabIndex = 5
        Me.AddCustomFileReference.Text = "Add custom file reference"
        Me.AddCustomFileReference.UseVisualStyleBackColor = True
        '
        'CustRefOpenFileDialog
        '
        Me.CustRefOpenFileDialog.Multiselect = True
        '
        'Form1
        '
        Me.AutoScaleDimensions = New System.Drawing.SizeF(6.0!, 13.0!)
        Me.AutoScaleMode = System.Windows.Forms.AutoScaleMode.Font
        Me.ClientSize = New System.Drawing.Size(287, 222)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.AddCustomFileReference)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.CustRefListBox)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.BrowseButton)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.VaultsComboBox)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.VaultsLabel)
        Me.Name = "Form1"
        Me.Text = "Add custom file reference"
        Me.ResumeLayout(False)
        Me.PerformLayout()
 
    End Sub
 
#End Region
 
    Friend WithEvents VaultsLabel As System.Windows.Forms.Label
    Friend WithEvents VaultsComboBox As System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox
    Friend WithEvents BrowseButton As System.Windows.Forms.Button
    Friend WithEvents CustRefListBox As System.Windows.Forms.ListBox
    Friend WithEvents AddCustomFileReference As System.Windows.Forms.Button
    Friend WithEvents CustRefOpenFileDialog As System.Windows.Forms.OpenFileDialog
End Class

 

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