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Switch Layouts Example (VBA)

This example shows how to switch layouts.

 

'--------------------------------------------------------------
'Preconditions:
' 1. Create a VBA macro in a software product in which VBA is
'    embedded.
' 2. Copy and paste this example into the Visual Basic IDE.
' 3. Add a reference to the DraftSight type library,
'    install_dir\bin\dsAutomation.dll.
' 4. Start DraftSight and open a document.
' 5. Run the macro.
'
'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.
'----------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit
Sub main()
    Dim dsApp As DraftSight.Application
    Dim dsDoc As DraftSight.Document    
    'Connect to DraftSight
    Set dsApp = GetObject(, "DraftSight.Application")
    'Abort any command currently running in DraftSight 
    'to avoid nested commands
    dsApp.AbortRunningCommand    
    'Get active document
    Set dsDoc = dsApp.GetActiveDocument()
    If Not dsDoc Is Nothing Then        
        'Activate each layout, one by one
        SwitchLayouts dsDoc        
    Else
        MsgBox "There are no open documents in DraftSight."
    End If
End Sub
Sub SwitchLayouts(dsDoc As DraftSight.Document)
    Dim dsSheet As DraftSight.Sheet
    Dim dsModel As DraftSight.Model
    Dim dsVarSheets As Variant
    Dim index As Integer
    Dim sheetName As String    
    'Get all sheets
    dsVarSheets = dsDoc.GetSheets    
    If IsArray(dsVarSheets) Then        
        For index = LBound(dsVarSheets) To UBound(dsVarSheets)        
            Set dsSheet = dsVarSheets(index)            
            'Get sheet name
            sheetName = dsSheet.Name            
            'Change sheet name, if it is not a model
            If sheetName <> "Model" Then            
                'Activate sheet
                dsSheet.Activate                
                'Verify if the sheet was activated
                If dsSheet.IsActive Then
                    MsgBox "The sheet " & sheetName & " was activated."
                End If            
            Else            
                'Activate model sheet
                Set dsModel = dsDoc.GetModel                
                If Not dsModel Is Nothing Then                    
                    'Activate model sheet
                    dsModel.Activate                    
                    'Verify if the sheet was activated
                    If dsModel.IsActive Then
                        MsgBox "The model sheet was activated."
                    End If                    
                End If            
            End If        
        Next        
    End If    
End Sub


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