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Get Names of Configurations Using Variant Example (C++)

This example shows how to:

  • get the names of the configurations in the active model.

  • pass a Variant to IModelDoc2::GetConfigurationNames.

  • use the ISafeArrayUtility interface to get the names of the configurations.

//-------------------------------------------------------
// Preconditions: 
// 1. Start up SOLIDWORKS and open a part or assembly document.
// 2. Start Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
//    a. Click File > New > Project > Visual C++ > Win32 Console Application.
//    b. Type the name of your project in Name.
//    c. Click OK.
//    d. Click Next.
//    e. Select ATL and click Finish.
//    f. Click Project > Properties > Configuration Properties > 
//       C/C++ and type the path to sldworks.tlb and swconst.tlb, 
//       typically C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS, in
//       Additional Include Directories.
//    g. Click OK.
// 3. Replace the code in the code window with this code.
// 4. Click Debug > Start Debugging
// 5. Click Yes.
//
// Postconditions: 
// 1. Pops up a message box for each configuration in the active
//    model, containing the name of that configuration.
// 2. Click OK to close each message box.
//--------------------------------------------------------
 
//This code 
#include "stdafx.h" 
#import "sldworks.tlb" raw_interfaces_only, raw_native_types, no_namespace, named_guids  // SOLIDWORKS type library
#import "swconst.tlb" raw_interfaces_only, raw_native_types, no_namespace, named_guids   // SOLIDWORKS constants type library
 
 
int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[])
{
	// Initialize COM
	// Do this before using ATL smart pointers so that 
	// COM is available
	CoInitialize(NULL); 
 
	// Use a block so that the smart pointers are destructed when 
	// the scope of this block is exited
	{
		// Use ATL smart pointers
		CComPtr<ISldWorks>  pSwApp; 
 
		if(pSwApp.CoCreateInstance(__uuidof(SldWorks), NULL, CLSCTX_LOCAL_SERVER) != S_OK) {
			return(0);            
		} 
 
		pSwApp->put_UserControl(VARIANT_TRUE);
		pSwApp->put_Visible(VARIANT_TRUE); 
 
		CComPtr<IModelDoc2>  pSwModel;
		pSwApp->get_IActiveDoc2(&pSwModel); 
 
		if (! pSwModel) {
			return(0);
		} 
 
		CComBSTR strModelTitle;
		long nDocumentType;  // swDocumentTypes_e 
 
		pSwModel->GetTitle(&strModelTitle);
		pSwModel->GetType(&nDocumentType); 
 
		VARIANT  vConfigurationNames; 
		::VariantInit(&vConfigurationNames);
 
		// Get the names of the configurations in the active model
                  // NOTE: This is an out-of-process client, so you cannot 
                  // use ModelDoc2::IGetConfigurationNames
		pSwModel->GetConfigurationNames(&vConfigurationNames); 
		
		CComPtr<IDispatch> pDispatchSafeArray = NULL;
		CComPtr<ISafeArrayUtility> pSwSafeArray = NULL;
		HRESULT hres;
		hres = pSwApp->GetSafeArrayUtility(&pDispatchSafeArray);
		hres = pDispatchSafeArray.QueryInterface<ISafeArrayUtility>(&pSwSafeArray);
 
		long saCount = 0;
		long saType = 0;
		long* visible = 0;
 
		long nbrConfigs = 0;
		pSwModel->GetConfigurationCount(&nbrConfigs);
 
		//Get the name of each configuration
		for (long i = 0; i < nbrConfigs; i++) {
			BSTR configurationName;
			pSwSafeArray->GetBstr(vConfigurationNames, i, &configurationName);
			CComBSTR msg;
			msg = (OLESTR("Name of configuration: "));
			msg.Append(configurationName);
			long res;
			pSwApp->SendMsgToUser2(msg, 0,0, &res);
		}
 
 
	} 
	// ATL smart pointers are destructed so that all COM objects 
	// held on to are released
	// Shut down COM because you no longer need it
 
	// Stop COM
	CoUninitialize(); 
 
	return(0);
}


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