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ShowSmartMessage Method (IModelDocExtension)

Displays a SOLIDWORKS-style message as a ToolTip in the graphics area and on the status bar.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Sub ShowSmartMessage( _
   ByVal Name As System.String, _
   ByVal TimeInMillSec As System.Integer, _
   ByVal ShowInStatusBar As System.Boolean, _
   ByVal RemoveDefaultTip As System.Boolean _
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IModelDocExtension
Dim Name As System.String
Dim TimeInMillSec As System.Integer
Dim ShowInStatusBar As System.Boolean
Dim RemoveDefaultTip As System.Boolean
instance.ShowSmartMessage(Name, TimeInMillSec, ShowInStatusBar, RemoveDefaultTip)
void ShowSmartMessage( 
   System.string Name,
   System.int TimeInMillSec,
   System.bool ShowInStatusBar,
   System.bool RemoveDefaultTip
void ShowSmartMessage( 
&   System.String^ Name,
&   System.int TimeInMillSec,
&   System.bool ShowInStatusBar,
&   System.bool RemoveDefaultTip


Message to display in the ToolTip
Time, in milliseconds, to display the message
True to show the message on the SOLIDWORKS status bar, false to not
True to replace the default SOLIDWORKS ToolTip with this message for TimeInMillSec, false to not


Visual Basic for Applications (VBA):

Option Explicit

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

Sub main()

Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
swModel.ClearSelection2 True
Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
While 1


' Loops until you select an entity in the graphics area

While swSelMgr.GetSelectedObjectCount = 0

swModelDocExt.ShowSmartMessage "This is the message.", 500, True, True

End Sub


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2009 FCS, Revision Number 17.0

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