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SOLIDWORKS API Add-in Templates and Wizards

The SOLIDWORKS API SDK contains:

NOTE: While SOLIDWORKS recommends using ATL and their ATL-based C++ wizards for creating C++ COM-based add-ins, if you are creating a COM-style add-in and are using an MFC CCmdTarget-derived object to implement ISwAddin, you must fully implement ITypeInfo as follows:

  • In the declaration of your CCmdTarget-derived class, add:

    1. DECLARE_OLETYPELIB(<your CCmdTarget-derived class name>)

    2. __declspec( dllexport ) virtual BOOL GetDispatchIID(IID* pIID);

  • In your implementation, add:

    1. IMPLEMENT_OLETYPELIB(<your class name>, LIBID_SldWorks_SWPublished, SOLIDWORKS_type_library_version, 0)  //e.g., 14 for 2007

    2.  BOOL auAm_c::GetDispatchIID(IID* pIID)

{

            *pIID == IID_ISwAddin;

            return TRUE;

}

  • In your class constructor, add:

EnableTypeLib();

 

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