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Create Labels on Folders Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to create a label on a folder and all of its subfolders and files.

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 Basic > Windows Forms Application.
'    b. Type CreateLabel 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 Create label dialog box.
'    a. Select a vault view.
'    b. Click Browse for parent folder
'       1. Locate and click a folder in the vault.
'       2. Click OK.
'    c. Click Create label.
'       1. Creates label, MyCompany, on the selected folder and all of its
'          subfolders and files.
'       2. Displays a message box with information about all of the labels
'          on the selected folder.
'       3. Click OK.

' 2. Close the Create label dialog box.
' 3. To verify label creation on a folder or file, open a view on the
'    selected vault, click either a folder or a file, and click
'    Display > History.       

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'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
 
    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
            ListBox.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
 
            'Show the Browse For Folder dialog
            Dim DialogResult As System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult = Nothing
            DialogResult = FolderBrowserDialog1.ShowDialog()
            'If the user didn't click OK, exit
            If Not (DialogResult = System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult.OK) Then
                Return
            End If
 
            ListBox.Items.Add(FolderBrowserDialog1.SelectedPath)
 
        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 CreateLabel_Click(ByVal sender As System.ObjectByVal e As System.EventArgsHandles CreateLabel.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
 
            Dim parentFolder As IEdmFolder5
            parentFolder = vault2.GetFolderFromPath(ListBox.Items(0).ToString())
 
            Dim labelID As Integer
            Dim labelName As String = "MyCompany"
            labelID = parentFolder.CreateLabel(labelName, "Label set by test program"True)
 
            Dim pos As IEdmPos5
            Dim label As IEdmLabel5
            Dim message As String
            message = "The following labels have been set on folder " + parentFolder.Name + ":" + vbLf
            pos = parentFolder.GetFirstLabelPosition
            While Not pos.IsNull
                label = parentFolder.GetNextLabel(pos)
                message = message & label.Name & " (" & label.Comment & ")" & " created by " & label.User.Name & "(ID = " & label.UserID & ")" & " at " & label.Time & 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
    ''' <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.BrowseButton = New System.Windows.Forms.Button()
        Me.ListBox = New System.Windows.Forms.ListBox()
        Me.CreateLabel = New System.Windows.Forms.Button()
        Me.FolderBrowserDialog1 = New System.Windows.Forms.FolderBrowserDialog()
        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
        '
        'BrowseButton
        '
        Me.BrowseButton.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(16, 85)
        Me.BrowseButton.Name = "BrowseButton"
        Me.BrowseButton.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(186, 23)
        Me.BrowseButton.TabIndex = 3
        Me.BrowseButton.Text = "Browse for parent folder..."
        Me.BrowseButton.UseVisualStyleBackColor = True
        '
        'ListBox
        '
        Me.ListBox.FormattingEnabled = True
        Me.ListBox.HorizontalScrollbar = True
        Me.ListBox.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(16, 114)
        Me.ListBox.Name = "ListBox"
        Me.ListBox.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(259, 43)
        Me.ListBox.TabIndex = 4
        '
        'CreateLabel
        '
        Me.CreateLabel.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(84, 178)
        Me.CreateLabel.Name = "CreateLabel"
        Me.CreateLabel.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(98, 23)
        Me.CreateLabel.TabIndex = 5
        Me.CreateLabel.Text = "Create label"
        Me.CreateLabel.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(317, 215)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.CreateLabel)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.ListBox)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.BrowseButton)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.VaultsComboBox)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.VaultsLabel)
        Me.Name = "Form1"
        Me.Text = "Create label"
        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 ListBox As System.Windows.Forms.ListBox
    Friend WithEvents CreateLabel As System.Windows.Forms.Button
    Friend WithEvents FolderBrowserDialog1 As System.Windows.Forms.FolderBrowserDialog
End Class

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