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Add Card Variables to Vault Example (C#)

This example shows how to add card variables to a vault and edit them.

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.

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// Preconditions:
// 1. Start Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
//    a. Click File > New > Project > Visual C# > Windows Forms Application.
//    b. Type AddEditVars_CSharp 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.cs in the Solution Explorer.
//    f. Replace the code in Form1.cs with this code.
//    g. To create the form, replace the code in Form1.Designer.cs with this code.
// 2. Add EPDM.Interop.epdm.dll as a reference (right-click the project
//    name in the Solution Explorer, click Add Reference, click 
//    Assemblies > Framework in the left-side panel, browse to the top folder of 
//    your SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional installation, locate and click 
//    EPDM.Interop.epdm.dll, click Open, and click Add).
// 3. Add Microsoft.VisualBasic as a reference (click COM in the left-side panel, 
//    click Microsoft.VisualBasic, click Add, and click Close).

// 4. Right-click EPDM.Interop.epdm in References, click Properties, and set 
//    Embed Interop Types to False to handle methods that pass arrays of 
//    structures.
// 5. Click Debug > Start Debugging or press F5.
//
// Postconditions: 
// 1. Displays the Add variables to vault dialog box.
// 2. Select a vault view.
// 3. Click Add card variables
//    a. Adds two card variables, MyNewVar and MySecondVar, to the vault.
//    b. Displays a message box with the IDs of the new variables.
//    c. Click OK.
// 4. Click Edit card variables.
//    a. Displays the Edit Variables dialog box.
//    b. Click OK.
//    c. Displays a message box.
//    d. Click OK.

// 5. Close the Add variables to vault dialog box.         

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//Form1.cs
 

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using EPDM.Interop.epdm;
using Microsoft.VisualBasic;
 
namespace AddEditVars_CSharp
{
    public partial class Form1 : Form
    {
        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }
        private IEdmVault5 vault1 = null;
        IEdmItem item;
 
        IEdmFile8 fileInt;
 
        public void Form1_Load(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        {
            try
            {
                IEdmVault5 vault1 = new EdmVault5();
                IEdmVault8 vault = (IEdmVault8)vault1;
                EdmViewInfo[] Views = null;
 
                vault.GetVaultViews(out Views, false);
                VaultsComboBox.Items.Clear();
                foreach (EdmViewInfo View in Views)
                {
                    VaultsComboBox.Items.Add(View.mbsVaultName);
                }
                if (VaultsComboBox.Items.Count > 0)
                {
                    VaultsComboBox.Text = (string)VaultsComboBox.Items[0];
                }
 
                Button1.Enabled = false;
 
            }
            catch (System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show("HRESULT = 0x" + ex.ErrorCode.ToString("X") + " " + ex.Message);
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show(ex.Message);
            }
        }
 
 
        public void AddVaultVars_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        {
            //Add card variables to vault
            try
            {
                IEdmVault11 vault2 = null;
                if (vault1 == null)
                {
                    vault1 = new EdmVault5();
                }
                vault2 = (IEdmVault11)vault1;
                if (!vault1.IsLoggedIn)
                {
                    //Log into selected vault as the current user
                    vault1.LoginAuto(VaultsComboBox.Text, this.Handle.ToInt32());
                }
 
                IEdmVariableMgr6 poVarMgr = default(IEdmVariableMgr6);
                poVarMgr = (IEdmVariableMgr6)vault2.CreateUtility(EdmUtility.EdmUtil_VariableMgr);
 
                EdmVariableData[] aoNewVars = new EdmVariableData[2]; 
 
                //Set some properties for the first variable
                aoNewVars[0].mbsVariableName = "MyNewVar";
                aoNewVars[0].meType = EdmVariableType.EdmVarType_Text;
                aoNewVars[0].mlEdmVariableFlags = (int)EdmVariableFlags.EdmVar_Mandatory;
                EdmAttributeData[] aoAttributes = new EdmAttributeData[1];
                aoAttributes[0].mbsBlockName = "DrawingBorder";
                aoAttributes[0].mbsAttribName = "PartNumber";
                aoAttributes[0].mbsExtensions = "DWG,DXF";
                aoNewVars[0].mpoAttributes = aoAttributes;
 
                //Set some properties for the second variable
                aoNewVars[1].mbsVariableName = "MySecondVar";
                aoNewVars[1].meType = EdmVariableType.EdmVarType_Date;
 
                //Add the variables
                poVarMgr.AddVariables(ref aoNewVars);
 
                //Show the IDs of the new variables
                string sMsg = null;
                sMsg = "";
 
                int iIdx = 0;
                iIdx = Information.LBound(aoNewVars);
 
                while (iIdx <= Information.UBound(aoNewVars))
                {
                    sMsg = sMsg + aoNewVars[iIdx].mbsVariableName + " has ID " + Convert.ToString(aoNewVars[iIdx].mlVariableID) + Constants.vbLf;
                    iIdx = iIdx + 1;
                }
 
                MessageBox.Show(sMsg);
 
                Button1.Enabled = true;
 
            }
            catch (System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show("HRESULT = 0x" + ex.ErrorCode.ToString("X") + " " + ex.Message);
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show(ex.Message);
            }
        }
 
 
        private void Button1_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        {
            //Edit card variables
            try
            {
                IEdmVault11 vault2 = null;
                if (vault1 == null)
                {
                    vault1 = new EdmVault5();
                }
                vault2 = (IEdmVault11)vault1;
                if (!vault1.IsLoggedIn)
                {
                    vault1.LoginAuto(VaultsComboBox.Text, this.Handle.ToInt32());
                }
 
                IEdmVariableMgr5 varMgr = default(IEdmVariableMgr5);
                varMgr = (IEdmVariableMgr5)vault2;
                if (varMgr.EditVariables(this.Handle.ToInt32()))
                {
                    MessageBox.Show("An update was made!");
                }
                else
                {
                    MessageBox.Show("No changes were made.");
                }
 
            }
            catch (System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show("HRESULT = 0x" + ex.ErrorCode.ToString("X") + " " + ex.Message);
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show(ex.Message);
            }
        }
    }
}

 

 

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//Form1.Designer.cs

namespace AddEditVars_CSharp
{
    partial class Form1
    {
        /// <summary>
        /// Required designer variable.
        /// </summary>
        private System.ComponentModel.IContainer components = null;
 
        /// <summary>
        /// Clean up any resources being used.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="disposing">true if managed resources should be disposed; otherwise, false.</param>
        protected override void Dispose(bool disposing)
        {
            if (disposing && (components != null))
            {
                components.Dispose();
            }
            base.Dispose(disposing);
        }
 
        #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 void InitializeComponent()
        {
            this.VaultsLabel = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
            this.VaultsComboBox = new System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox();
            this.AddVaultVars = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.OpenFileDialog = new System.Windows.Forms.OpenFileDialog();
            this.Button1 = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.SuspendLayout();
            //
            //VaultsLabel
            //
            this.VaultsLabel.AutoSize = true;
            this.VaultsLabel.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(13, 26);
            this.VaultsLabel.Name = "VaultsLabel";
            this.VaultsLabel.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(94, 13);
            this.VaultsLabel.TabIndex = 0;
            this.VaultsLabel.Text = " Select vault view:";
            //
            //VaultsComboBox
            //
            this.VaultsComboBox.FormattingEnabled = true;
            this.VaultsComboBox.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(16, 42);
            this.VaultsComboBox.Name = "VaultsComboBox";
            this.VaultsComboBox.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(121, 21);
            this.VaultsComboBox.TabIndex = 1;
            //
            //AddVaultVars
            //
            this.AddVaultVars.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(16, 86);
            this.AddVaultVars.Name = "AddVaultVars";
            this.AddVaultVars.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(139, 23);
            this.AddVaultVars.TabIndex = 5;
            this.AddVaultVars.Text = "Add card variables";
            this.AddVaultVars.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.AddVaultVars.Click +=new System.EventHandler(AddVaultVars_Click);
            //
            //OpenFileDialog
            //
            this.OpenFileDialog.Title = "Open";
            //
            //Button1
            //
            this.Button1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(16, 127);
            this.Button1.Name = "Button1";
            this.Button1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(139, 23);
            this.Button1.TabIndex = 6;
            this.Button1.Text = "Edit card variables";
            this.Button1.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.Button1.Click +=new System.EventHandler(Button1_Click);
            //
            //Form1
            //
            this.AutoScaleDimensions = new System.Drawing.SizeF(6f, 13f);
            this.AutoScaleMode = System.Windows.Forms.AutoScaleMode.Font;
            this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(243, 185);
            this.Controls.Add(this.Button1);
            this.Controls.Add(this.AddVaultVars);
            this.Controls.Add(this.VaultsComboBox);
            this.Controls.Add(this.VaultsLabel);
            this.Name = "Form1";
            this.Text = "Add variables to vault";
            this.Load += new System.EventHandler(this.Form1_Load);
            this.ResumeLayout(false);
            this.PerformLayout();
 
        }
 
        #endregion
 
        internal System.Windows.Forms.Label VaultsLabel;
        internal System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox VaultsComboBox;
        internal System.Windows.Forms.Button AddVaultVars;
        internal System.Windows.Forms.OpenFileDialog OpenFileDialog;
        internal System.Windows.Forms.Button Button1;
    }
}

 

 

 

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