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Switch Layouts Example (C#)

This example shows how to switch layouts.

//--------------------------------------------------------------
//Preconditions:
// 1. Create a C# Windows console project.
// 2. Copy and paste this example into the C# IDE.
// 3. Add a reference to:
//    install_dir\APISDK\tlb\DraftSight.Interop.dsAutomation.dll.
// 4. Add references to System and System.Windows.Forms.
// 5. Start DraftSight and open a document.
// 6. Start debugging the project.
//
//Postconditions: Message boxes pop up when a model or sheet
//is activated. Read the text in each message box before clicking
//OK to close it.
//----------------------------------------------------------------
using DraftSight.Interop.dsAutomation;
using System;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
static class Module1
{
    public static void Main()
	{
        	DraftSight.Interop.dsAutomation.Application dsApp;
		Document dsDoc = default(Document);
		//Connect to DraftSight
      dsApp = (DraftSight.Interop.dsAutomation.Application)Marshal.GetActiveObject("DraftSight.Application");
      dsApp.AbortRunningCommand(); // abort any command currently running in DraftSight to avoid nested commands
		//Get active document
		dsDoc = dsApp.GetActiveDocument();
		if (dsDoc != null) 
                {
			//Activate each layout, one by one
			SwitchLayouts(dsDoc);
		} 
                else 
                {
			MessageBox.Show("There are no open documents in DraftSight.");
		}
	}
    public static void SwitchLayouts(Document dsDoc)
    {
        Sheet dsSheet = default(Sheet);
        Model dsModel = default(Model);
        object[] dsVarSheets = null;
        int index = 0;
        string sheetName = null;
        //Get all sheets
        dsVarSheets = (object[])dsDoc.GetSheets();
        if (dsVarSheets != null)
        {
            for (index = dsVarSheets.GetLowerBound(0); index <= dsVarSheets.GetUpperBound(0); index++)
            {
                dsSheet = (Sheet)dsVarSheets[index];
                //Get sheet name
                sheetName = dsSheet.Name;
                //Change sheet name, if it is not a model
                if (sheetName != "Model")
                {
                    //Activate sheet
                    dsSheet.Activate();
                    //Verify if the sheet was activated
                    if (dsSheet.IsActive())
                    {
                        MessageBox.Show("The sheet " + sheetName + " was activated.");
                    }
                }
                else
                {
                    //Activate model sheet
                    dsModel = (Model)dsDoc.GetModel();
                    if (dsModel != null)
                    {
                        //Activate model sheet
                        dsModel.Activate();
                        //Verify if the sheet was activated
                        if (dsModel.IsActive())
                        {
                            MessageBox.Show("The model sheet was activated.");
                        }
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

 



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