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Batch Add Folders Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to create several folders in the vault at once.

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 AddFolder 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 folders dialog box.
'    a. Select a vault view.
'    b. Type the name of a new folder to create in the root folder
'       of the vault.
'    c. Click Add folder to the batch.
'       1. Displays a message that the folder is added to the batch.
'       2. Click OK.

' 2. Repeat steps 1b-c repeatedly to add more folders to the batch.
' 3. Click Create folders.
'    a. Displays a message that the folder is created.
'    b. Click OK in each message box. 
' 4. Close the Add folders 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 batchAddFolders As IEdmBatchAddFolders
    Dim ppoRetFolders() As EdmFolderInfo = Nothing
    Dim i As Integer
 
    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
 
    Private Sub AddFolders_Click(ByVal sender As System.ObjectByVal e As System.EventArgsHandles AddFolders.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
                vault1.LoginAuto(VaultsComboBox.Text, Me.Handle.ToInt32())
            End If
 
            If batchAddFolders Is Nothing Then
                batchAddFolders = vault1.CreateUtility(EdmUtility.EdmUtil_BatchAddFolders)
            End If
 
            batchAddFolders.AddFolder(vault2.RootFolderID, TextBox1.Text, i, EdmBatchAddFolderFlag.Ebaff_GetInterface, Nothing, 0)
            i = i + 1
 
            MsgBox(TextBox1.Text & " added to the batch.")
            TextBox1.Clear()
 
        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 CreateFolders_Click(ByVal sender As System.ObjectByVal e As System.EventArgsHandles CreateFolders.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
                vault1.LoginAuto(VaultsComboBox.Text, Me.Handle.ToInt32())
            End If
 
            batchAddFolders.Create(Me.Handle.ToInt32, ppoRetFolders, EdmBatchCreateFolderFlag.Ebcf_Nothing)
 
            For Each FoldName As EdmFolderInfo In ppoRetFolders
                MsgBox("Created " & FoldName.mbsPath & " successfully" & " in " + vault2.RootFolder.Name)
            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
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.AddFolders = New System.Windows.Forms.Button()
        Me.CreateFolders = New System.Windows.Forms.Button()
        Me.TextBox1 = New System.Windows.Forms.TextBox()
        Me.Label1 = New System.Windows.Forms.Label()
        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
        '
        'AddFolders
        '
        Me.AddFolders.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(16, 112)
        Me.AddFolders.Name = "AddFolders"
        Me.AddFolders.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(145, 23)
        Me.AddFolders.TabIndex = 3
        Me.AddFolders.Text = "Add folder to the batch..."
        Me.AddFolders.UseVisualStyleBackColor = True
        '
        'CreateFolders
        '
        Me.CreateFolders.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(111, 156)
        Me.CreateFolders.Name = "CreateFolders"
        Me.CreateFolders.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(98, 23)
        Me.CreateFolders.TabIndex = 5
        Me.CreateFolders.Text = "Create folders"
        Me.CreateFolders.UseVisualStyleBackColor = True
        '
        'TextBox1
        '
        Me.TextBox1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(16, 88)
        Me.TextBox1.Name = "TextBox1"
        Me.TextBox1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(289, 20)
        Me.TextBox1.TabIndex = 6
        '
        'Label1
        '
        Me.Label1.AutoSize = True
        Me.Label1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(13, 72)
        Me.Label1.Name = "Label1"
        Me.Label1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(237, 13)
        Me.Label1.TabIndex = 7
        Me.Label1.Text = "Type name of new folder to add to the vault root:"
        '
        'Form1
        '
        Me.AutoScaleDimensions = New System.Drawing.SizeF(6.0!, 13.0!)
        Me.AutoScaleMode = System.Windows.Forms.AutoScaleMode.Font
        Me.ClientSize = New System.Drawing.Size(317, 208)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.Label1)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.TextBox1)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.CreateFolders)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.AddFolders)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.VaultsComboBox)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.VaultsLabel)
        Me.Name = "Form1"
        Me.Text = "Add folders"
        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 AddFolders As System.Windows.Forms.Button
    Friend WithEvents CreateFolders As System.Windows.Forms.Button
    Friend WithEvents TextBox1 As System.Windows.Forms.TextBox
    Friend WithEvents Label1 As System.Windows.Forms.Label
End Class

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