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Record Macros (C#)

This example shows how to add two lines to a macro recording.

// Preconditions:

// 1. Add a reference to
//    SolidWorks.Interop.swcommands.

// 2. Run the macro.

// Postconditions:

// 1. A message box is displayed informing you that
//    macro recording has started. 
// 2. You are prompted to select Save as type. Your
//    selection determines the languages to which
//    to save the macros.
// 3. Two lines of text are written
//    to the macros in the languages
//    corresponding to the Save as type you selected.
// 4. A message box is displayed informing you that
//    macro recording has ended.
// 5. A message box is displayed asking you if you
//    want to stop debugging. Click Yes.
// 6. Run the just-recorded macros to verify.
using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swcommands;
using System;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace RecordLineCSharpSldWorksCSharp.csproj

partial class SolidWorksMacro

public SldWorks swAppEvents;

public void Main()

// Set up events
            swAppEvents = (SldWorks)swApp;

// Start macro recording
            swApp.RunCommand((int)swCommands_e.swCommands_RecordPauseMacro, "");

// Write to VBA macro
            swApp.RecordLine("' Test");

// Write to C# macro
            swApp.RecordLineCSharp("// Test");

// Write to VB.NET macro
            swApp.RecordLineVBnet("' Test");


            //Stop the macro recordings
            swApp.RunCommand((int)swCommands_e.swCommands_StopMacro, "");

public void AttachEventHandlers()

public void AttachSWEvents()
            swAppEvents.BeginRecordNotify +=
            swAppEvents.EndRecordNotify +=

private int swAppEvents_BeginRecordNotify()
//Send message when the macro recording starts
            MessageBox.Show("Macro recording starting.");
return 1;

private int swAppEvents_EndRecordNotify()
//Send message when macro recording ends
            MessageBox.Show("Macro recording ended.");
return 1;

/// <summary>
        /// The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
        /// </summary>
SldWorks swApp;



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