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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
"Active tab is " & activeTab)
        activeTabIndex = swModelDocExt.ActiveCommandTabIndex
"Active tab index is " & activeTabIndex)
'Tab with index 5 is not visible
        retval = swModelDocExt.CommandTabVisible(5)
"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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