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Activate SOLIDWORKS CommandManager Tab Example (C#)

This example shows how to activate a SOLIDWORKS CommandManager tab.

// Preconditions: Open a part.
// Postconditions:
// 1. Inspect the Immediate window for the SOLIDWORKS CommandManager tab
//    information.
// 2. Inspect the CommandManager.
//      * Sketch tab is activated.
//      * Mold Tools tab (tab index 5) is visible.
// ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
namespace ActivateCommandManagerTab_CSharp.csproj
partial class SolidWorksMacro

ModelDoc2 swModelDoc;
ModelDocExtension swModelDocExt;
bool retval;
object cmdTabs;
string activeTab;

int activeTabIndex;

public void Main()
            swModelDoc = (
            swModelDocExt = swModelDoc.Extension;

//Get SOLIDWORKS CommandManager tabs
            cmdTabs = swModelDocExt.GetCommandTabs();
//Active CommandManager tab is "Features"
            activeTab = swModelDocExt.ActiveCommandTab;
Debug.Print("Active tab is " + activeTab);
            activeTabIndex = swModelDocExt.ActiveCommandTabIndex;
Debug.Print("Active tab index is " + activeTabIndex);
//Tab with index 5 is not visible
            retval = swModelDocExt.get_CommandTabVisible(5);
Debug.Print("Tab with index 5 is visible? " + retval);

//Set the active CommandManager tab
            swModelDocExt.ActiveCommandTab = "Sketch";
            activeTabIndex = swModelDocExt.ActiveCommandTabIndex;
//Make tab with index 5 visible
            swModelDocExt.set_CommandTabVisible(5, true);


public SldWorks swApp;




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