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SolidWorks C# and VB.NET Add-in Templates

This topic describes the SolidWorks C# Add-in Template and the SolidWorks VB.NET Add-in Template for add-ins created using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2005 and later. These templates are included in the SolidWorks API SDK.

After installing the SolidWorks API SDK to create a:

The SolidWorks API SDK also includes SolidWorksTools.dll. If your add-in uses this DLL, you must redistribute it with your add-in.

When you examine the templates, you should see the following two references to this DLL:

using SolidWorksTools

using SolidWorksTools.File

Currently this DLL contains the SolidWorks bitmap handler class, BitmapHandler, which is based on the SolidWorks CommandManager. Use either the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Object Browser or Intellisense to see its members.

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