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Get Types of Entities Attached to Selected Annotation Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get the types of entities attached to a selected annotation.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a part with annotations.
' 2. Select an annotation for which you want to get attached entities.
' 3. Open an Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions: Inspect the Immediate window.
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim swSelMgr                As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
    Dim swSelObj                As Object
    Dim swAnn                   As SldWorks.Annotation
    Dim vAttEntTypeArr          As Variant
    Dim vAttEntArr              As Variant
    Dim i                       As Long

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    Set swSelObj = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    Set swAnn = swSelObj.GetAnnotation

    Debug.Print "Name              = " & swAnn.GetName
    Debug.Print "  Selection Type as defined in swSelectType_e = " & swSelMgr.GetSelectedObjectType3(1, -1)
    Debug.Print "  Annotation Type as defined in swAnnotationType_e = " & swAnn.GetType

    vAttEntArr = swAnn.GetAttachedEntities3
    vAttEntTypeArr = swAnn.GetAttachedEntityTypes2

    If Not IsEmpty(vAttEntTypeArr) Then

        For i = 0 To UBound(vAttEntTypeArr)
            ' A dangling annotation has at least one entity of type swSelNOTHING
            Debug.Print "  Type of attached entity(" & i & ") as defined in swSelectType_e  = " & vAttEntTypeArr(i)
        Next i
    End If

End Sub



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