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Add Card Variables to Vault Example (VB.NET)

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.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Start Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
'    a. Click File > New > Project > Visual Basic > Windows Forms Application.
'    b. Type AddEditVars 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 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, click Add, and click Close).
' 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 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.         
'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
'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 item As IEdmItem
    Dim fileInt As IEdmFile8
 
    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
 
            Button1.Enabled = False
 
        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 AddVaultVars_Click(ByVal sender As System.ObjectByVal e As System.EventArgsHandles AddVaultVars.Click
        'Add card variables to vault
        Try
            Dim vault2 As IEdmVault11 = Nothing
            If vault1 Is Nothing Then
                vault1 = New EdmVault5()
            End If
            vault2 = DirectCast(vault1, IEdmVault11)
            If Not vault1.IsLoggedIn Then
                'Log into selected vault as the current user
                vault1.LoginAuto(VaultsComboBox.Text, Me.Handle.ToInt32())
            End If
 
            Dim poVarMgr As IEdmVariableMgr6
            poVarMgr = vault2.CreateUtility(EdmUtility.EdmUtil_VariableMgr)
 
            Dim aoNewVars(1) As EdmVariableData 'Array with 2 variables 
 
            'Set some properties for the first variable
            aoNewVars(0).mbsVariableName = "MyNewVar"
            aoNewVars(0).meType = EdmVariableType.EdmVarType_Text
            aoNewVars(0).mlEdmVariableFlags = EdmVariableFlags.EdmVar_Mandatory
            Dim aoAttributes(0) As EdmAttributeData
            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(aoNewVars)
 
            'Show the IDs of the new variables
            Dim sMsg As String
            sMsg = ""
 
            Dim iIdx As Integer
            iIdx = LBound(aoNewVars)
 
            While iIdx <= UBound(aoNewVars)
                sMsg = sMsg + aoNewVars(iIdx).mbsVariableName + " has ID " + CStr(aoNewVars(iIdx).mlVariableID) + vbLf
                iIdx = iIdx + 1
            End While
 
            MessageBox.Show(sMsg)
 
            Button1.Enabled = True
 
        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 Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.ObjectByVal e As System.EventArgsHandles Button1.Click
        'Edit card variables
        Try
            Dim vault2 As IEdmVault11 = Nothing
            If vault1 Is Nothing Then
                vault1 = New EdmVault5()
            End If
            vault2 = DirectCast(vault1, IEdmVault11)
            If Not vault1.IsLoggedIn Then
                vault1.LoginAuto(VaultsComboBox.Text, Me.Handle.ToInt32())
            End If
 
            Dim varMgr As IEdmVariableMgr5
            varMgr = vault2
            If varMgr.EditVariables(Me.Handle.ToInt32()) Then
                MessageBox.Show("An update was made!")
            Else
                MessageBox.Show("No changes were made.")
            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
End Class

 

 

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'Form1.Designer.vb

<Global.Microsoft.VisualBasic.CompilerServices.DesignerGenerated()> _
Partial Class Form1
    Inherits System.Windows.Forms.Form
    ''' <summary>
    ''' Required designer variable.
    ''' </summary>
    Private components As System.ComponentModel.IContainer = Nothing
 
    ''' <summary>
    ''' Clean up any resources being used.
    ''' </summary>
    ''' <param name="disposing">true if managed resources should be disposed; otherwise, false.</param>
    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.AddVaultVars = New System.Windows.Forms.Button()
        Me.OpenFileDialog = New System.Windows.Forms.OpenFileDialog()
        Me.Button1 = New System.Windows.Forms.Button()
        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(94, 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
        '
        'AddVaultVars
        '
        Me.AddVaultVars.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(16, 86)
        Me.AddVaultVars.Name = "AddVaultVars"
        Me.AddVaultVars.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(139, 23)
        Me.AddVaultVars.TabIndex = 5
        Me.AddVaultVars.Text = "Add card variables"
        Me.AddVaultVars.UseVisualStyleBackColor = True
        '
        'OpenFileDialog
        '
        Me.OpenFileDialog.Title = "Open"
        '
        'Button1
        '
        Me.Button1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(16, 127)
        Me.Button1.Name = "Button1"
        Me.Button1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(139, 23)
        Me.Button1.TabIndex = 6
        Me.Button1.Text = "Edit card variables"
        Me.Button1.UseVisualStyleBackColor = 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(243, 185)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.Button1)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.AddVaultVars)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.VaultsComboBox)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.VaultsLabel)
        Me.Name = "Form1"
        Me.Text = "Add variables to vault"
        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 AddVaultVars As System.Windows.Forms.Button
    Friend WithEvents OpenFileDialog As System.Windows.Forms.OpenFileDialog
    Friend WithEvents Button1 As System.Windows.Forms.Button
End Class

 

 

 

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