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Activate SOLIDWORKS CommandManager Tab Example (VB.NET)

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.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Dim swModelDoc As ModelDoc2
    
Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension
    
Dim retval As Boolean
    Dim cmdTabs As Object
    Dim activeTab As String
    Dim activeTabIndex As Integer

    Sub main()

        swModelDoc = swApp.ActiveDoc
        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.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.CommandTabVisible(5) = True

    End Sub

  
    
Public swApp As SldWorks


End Class

 



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