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Batch Get and Set Reference Variables Example (C#)

This example shows how to get and set reference variables in one batch.

NOTE: If using the .NET Framework 4.0 primary interop assembly provided with SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, see Using .NET Framework 4.0 in Stand-alone Applications.

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Preconditions:
//  1. Start Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
//     a. Click File > New > Project > Visual C# > Windows Forms Application.
//     b. Type BatchGetSetRefVariables_CSharp in Name.
//     c. Click Browse and navigate to the folder where to create the project.
//     d. Click OK.
//     e. Click Show All Files in the Solution Explorer toolbar and expand
//        Form1.cs in the Solution Explorer.
//     f. Replace the code in Form1.cs with this code.
//     g. To create the form, replace the code in Form1.Designer.cs with
//        this code.
//  2. Add EPDM.Interop.epdm.dll as a reference (right-click the project
//     name in the Solution Explorer, click Add Reference, click
//     Assemblies > Framework in the left-side panel, browse to the top folder of
//     your SolidWorks Enterprise PDM installation, locate and click
//     EPDM.Interop.epdm.dll, click Open, and click Add).
//  3. Add Microsoft.VisualBasic as a reference (click 
//     COM in the left-side panel, click 
//     Microsoft.VisualBasic, click Add, and click Close).
//  4. Right-click EPDM.Interop.epdm in References, click Properties, and set
//     Embed Interop Types to False to handle methods that pass arrays of
//     structures.
//  5. Open the Administration tool.
//     a. Log into a vault.
//     b. Double-click Bill of Materials > BOM.
//     c. Click Description in the Columns list.
//     d. Select Look for variable in reference specific values.
//     e. Click OK.
//  6. Open Windows Explorer on a vault view.
//  7. Ensure that an assembly and its referenced parts reside in the vault.
//  8. Check out the assembly.
//  9. Click the Bill of Materials tab in the vault view.
// 10. Select Latest in the Reference Version dropdown.
// 11. Select @ in the Configuration dropdown.
// 12. Type a description in Description for each part in the assembly.
// 13. Click Save on the Bill of Materials toolbar and close the vault view.
// 14. Click Debug > Start Debugging or press F5.
//
// Postconditions: 
//  1. The Batch Reference Variables dialog box displays.

//     a. Select a vault view.
//     b. Click Show all reference variables.
//        1. In the Select Parent File dialog, select the assembly file identified
//           in Preconditions step 8 and click Open.
//        2. In the Select Child File dialog, select a part file referenced by the
//           assembly file and click Open.
//          
Displays all of the reference variables for all configurations.
//        3. Click OK in the dialog box.
//     c. Click Get Description reference variable.
//        1. In the Select Parent File dialog, select the assembly file identified
//           in Preconditions step 8 and click Open.

//        2.
In the Select Child File dialog, select a part file referenced by the
//           assembly file and click Open.

//          
Displays the current value of reference variable, Description.
//        3. Click OK in the dialog box.
//     d. Click Update Description reference variable.
//        1. In the Select Parent File dialog, select the assembly file identified
//           in Preconditions step 8 and click Open.

//        2.
In the Select Child File dialog, select a part file referenced by the
//           assembly file and click Open.

//        3. Type a new description and click OK.

//        4. Click OK in the dialog box.

//  2. Close the Batch Reference Variables dialog box.
//  3. Open the vault view and click the assembly.
//  4. Click the Bill of Materials tab.
//
  5. Select @ in the Configuration dropdown.
//  6. Observe the text in the Description column for the updated part.

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//Form1.cs

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using EPDM.Interop.epdm;
using Microsoft.VisualBasic;
 
namespace BatchGetSetRefVariables_CSharp
{
    public partial class Form1 : Form
    {
        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }
 
        private IEdmVault5 vault = null;
        IEdmFolder5 ppoRetParentFolder;
 
 
        public void Form1_Load(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        {
            try
            {
                vault = new EdmVault5();
                IEdmVault8 vault1 = (IEdmVault8)vault;
                EdmViewInfo[] Views = null;
 
                vault1.GetVaultViews(out Views, false);
                VaultsComboBox.Items.Clear();
                foreach (EdmViewInfo View in Views)
                {
                    VaultsComboBox.Items.Add(View.mbsVaultName);
                }
                if (VaultsComboBox.Items.Count > 0)
                {
                    VaultsComboBox.Text = (string)VaultsComboBox.Items[0];
                }
 
            }
            catch (System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show("HRESULT = 0x" + ex.ErrorCode.ToString("X") + " " + ex.Message);
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show(ex.Message);
            }
        }
 
        public void Button1_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        {
            try
            {
                ShowRefVars((IEdmVault11)vault);
            }
            catch (System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show("HRESULT = 0x" + ex.ErrorCode.ToString("X") + " " + ex.Message);
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show(ex.Message);
            }
        }
 
        public void Button2_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        {
            try 
            {
                ShowRefDescription((IEdmVault11)vault);
            }
            catch (System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show("HRESULT = 0x" + ex.ErrorCode.ToString("X") + " " + ex.Message);
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show(ex.Message);
            }
        }
 
        public void Button3_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        {
            try 
            {
                UpdateRefDescription((IEdmVault11)vault);
            }
            catch (System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show("HRESULT = 0x" + ex.ErrorCode.ToString("X") + " " + ex.Message);
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show(ex.Message);
            }
        }
 
 
        private void ShowRefVars(IEdmVault11 vault)
        {
            if (vault == null)
            {
                vault = (IEdmVault11)new EdmVault5();
            }
 
            if (!vault.IsLoggedIn)
            {
                vault.LoginAuto(VaultsComboBox.Text, this.Handle.ToInt32());
            }
 
            //Let the user select the parent file
            IEdmStrLst5 pathList = default(IEdmStrLst5);
            pathList = (IEdmStrLst5)vault.BrowseForFile(this.Handle.ToInt32(), (int)EdmBrowseFlag.EdmBws_ForOpen + (int)EdmBrowseFlag.EdmBws_PermitVaultFiles, "All Files (*.*)|*.*||""""""""Select Parent File:");
            if (pathList == null)
                return;
 
            IEdmFile8 parent = default(IEdmFile8);
            
            parent = (IEdmFile8)vault.GetFileFromPath(pathList.GetNext(pathList.GetHeadPosition()), out ppoRetParentFolder);
 
            //Let the user select the child file
            pathList = vault.BrowseForFile(this.Handle.ToInt32(), (int)EdmBrowseFlag.EdmBws_ForOpen + (int)EdmBrowseFlag.EdmBws_PermitVaultFiles, "All Files (*.*)|*.*||""""""""Select Child File:");
            if (pathList == null)
                return;
 
            IEdmFile8 child = default(IEdmFile8);
            child = (IEdmFile8)vault.GetFileFromPath(pathList.GetNext(pathList.GetHeadPosition()), out ppoRetParentFolder);
 
            //Get reference variables in the latest version
            IEdmBatchRefVars batch = default(IEdmBatchRefVars);
            batch = (IEdmBatchRefVars)vault.CreateUtility(EdmUtility.EdmUtil_BatchRefVars);
            EdmRefVar[] vars = null;
            batch.GetAllRefVars(out vars, parent.ID, 0, child.ID);
 
            //Show the result
            string msg = null;
            msg = "Reference variables:" + Constants.vbLf + Constants.vbLf;
            int idx = 0;
            idx = Information.LBound(vars);
            while (idx <= Information.UBound(vars))
            {
                msg = msg + "Parent ID: " + Convert.ToString(vars[idx].mlParentFileID) + Constants.vbLf;
                msg = msg + "Parent cfg: " + vars[idx].mbsParentCfgName + Constants.vbLf;
                msg = msg + "Child ID: " + Convert.ToString(vars[idx].mlChildFileID) + Constants.vbLf;
                msg = msg + "Child cfg: " + vars[idx].mbsChildCfgName + Constants.vbLf;
                msg = msg + "Status: " + vault.GetErrorMessage(vars[idx].mhResult) + Constants.vbLf;
                msg = msg + "Variable ID: " + Convert.ToString(vars[idx].mlVarID) + Constants.vbLf;
                msg = msg + "Value: " + Convert.ToString(vars[idx].moValue) + Constants.vbLf;
                msg = msg + Constants.vbLf;
                idx = idx + 1;
            }
 
            Interaction.MsgBox(msg);
        }
 
 
        private void ShowRefDescription(IEdmVault11 vault)
        {
            if (vault == null)
            {
                vault = (IEdmVault11)new EdmVault5();
            }
 
            if (!vault.IsLoggedIn)
            {
                vault.LoginAuto(VaultsComboBox.Text, this.Handle.ToInt32());
            }
 
            //Let the user select the parent file
            IEdmStrLst5 pathList = default(IEdmStrLst5);
            pathList = vault.BrowseForFile(this.Handle.ToInt32(), (int)EdmBrowseFlag.EdmBws_ForOpen + (int)EdmBrowseFlag.EdmBws_PermitVaultFiles, "All Files (*.*)|*.*||""""""""Select Parent File:");
            if (pathList == null)
                return;
 
            IEdmFile8 parent = default(IEdmFile8);
            parent = (IEdmFile8)vault.GetFileFromPath(pathList.GetNext(pathList.GetHeadPosition()), out ppoRetParentFolder);
 
            //Let the user select the child file
            pathList = vault.BrowseForFile(this.Handle.ToInt32(), (int)EdmBrowseFlag.EdmBws_ForOpen + (int)EdmBrowseFlag.EdmBws_PermitVaultFiles, "All Files (*.*)|*.*||""""""""Select Child File:");
            if (pathList == null)
                return;
 
            IEdmFile8 child = default(IEdmFile8);
            child = (IEdmFile8)vault.GetFileFromPath(pathList.GetNext(pathList.GetHeadPosition()), out ppoRetParentFolder);
 
            //Get the Description variable
            IEdmVariableMgr6 varMgr = default(IEdmVariableMgr6);
            varMgr = (IEdmVariableMgr6)vault.CreateUtility(EdmUtility.EdmUtil_VariableMgr);
            IEdmVariable5 desc = default(IEdmVariable5);
            desc = varMgr.GetVariable("Description");
            if (desc == null)
                return;
 
            //Get reference variables in the latest version
            IEdmBatchRefVars batch = default(IEdmBatchRefVars);
            batch = (IEdmBatchRefVars)vault.CreateUtility(EdmUtility.EdmUtil_BatchRefVars);
 
            EdmRefVar[] vars = new EdmRefVar[1];
            vars[0].mlParentFileID = parent.ID;
            vars[0].mlChildFileID = child.ID;
            vars[0].mbsChildCfgName = "@";
            vars[0].mbsParentCfgName = "@";
            vars[0].mlParentVersion = 0;
            vars[0].mlVarID = desc.ID;
 
            batch.GetRefVars(ref vars);
 
            //Show the result to the caller
            string msg = null;
            msg = "Reference variable: " + "Description" + Constants.vbLf + Constants.vbLf;
            msg = msg + "Status: " + vault.GetErrorMessage(vars[0].mhResult) + Constants.vbLf;
            msg = msg + "Value: " + Convert.ToString(vars[0].moValue);
            Interaction.MsgBox(msg);
 
        }
 
 
        private void UpdateRefDescription(IEdmVault11 vault)
        {
            if (vault == null)
            {
                vault = (IEdmVault11)new EdmVault5();
            }
 
            if (!vault.IsLoggedIn)
            {
                vault.LoginAuto(VaultsComboBox.Text, this.Handle.ToInt32());
            }
 
            //Let the user select the parent file
            IEdmStrLst5 pathList = default(IEdmStrLst5);
            pathList = vault.BrowseForFile(this.Handle.ToInt32(), (int)EdmBrowseFlag.EdmBws_ForOpen + (int)EdmBrowseFlag.EdmBws_PermitVaultFiles, "All Files (*.*)|*.*||""""""""Select Parent File:");
            if (pathList == null)
                return;
 
            IEdmFile8 parent = default(IEdmFile8);
            parent = (IEdmFile8)vault.GetFileFromPath(pathList.GetNext(pathList.GetHeadPosition()), out ppoRetParentFolder);
 
            //Let the user select the child file
            pathList = vault.BrowseForFile(this.Handle.ToInt32(), (int)EdmBrowseFlag.EdmBws_ForOpen + (int)EdmBrowseFlag.EdmBws_PermitVaultFiles, "All Files (*.*)|*.*||""""""""Select Child File:");
            if (pathList == null)
                return;
 
            IEdmFile8 child = default(IEdmFile8);
            child = (IEdmFile8)vault.GetFileFromPath(pathList.GetNext(pathList.GetHeadPosition()), out ppoRetParentFolder);
 
            //Get the Description variable
            IEdmVariableMgr6 varMgr = default(IEdmVariableMgr6);
            varMgr = (IEdmVariableMgr6)vault.CreateUtility(EdmUtility.EdmUtil_VariableMgr);
            IEdmVariable5 desc = default(IEdmVariable5);
            desc = varMgr.GetVariable("Description");
            if (desc == null)
                return;
 
            //Get reference variables in the latest version
            IEdmBatchRefVars batch = default(IEdmBatchRefVars);
            batch = (IEdmBatchRefVars)vault.CreateUtility(EdmUtility.EdmUtil_BatchRefVars);
 
            EdmRefVar[] vars = new EdmRefVar[1];
            vars[0].mlParentFileID = parent.ID;
            vars[0].mlChildFileID = child.ID;
            vars[0].mbsChildCfgName = "@";
            vars[0].mbsParentCfgName = "@";
            vars[0].mlParentVersion = 0;
            vars[0].mlVarID = desc.ID;
 
            batch.GetRefVars(ref vars);
 
            //Let the user edit the Description variable
            vars[0].moValue = Interaction.InputBox("Enter new description:""Update Reference Variable", vars[0].moValue.ToString());
 
            //Store the value back in the reference
            batch.SetRefVars(ref vars);
            Interaction.MsgBox(vault.GetErrorMessage(vars[0].mhResult));
        }
    }
}

 

 

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//Form1.Designer.cs

namespace BatchGetSetRefVariables_CSharp
{
    partial class Form1
    {
        /// <summary>
        /// Required designer variable.
        /// </summary>
        private System.ComponentModel.IContainer components = null;
 
        /// <summary>
        /// Clean up any resources being used.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="disposing">true if managed resources should be disposed; otherwise, false.</param>
        protected override void Dispose(bool disposing)
        {
            if (disposing && (components != null))
            {
                components.Dispose();
            }
            base.Dispose(disposing);
        }
 
        #region Windows Form Designer generated code
 
        /// <summary>
        /// Required method for Designer support - do not modify
        /// the contents of this method with the code editor.
        /// </summary>
        private void InitializeComponent()
        {
            this.VaultsComboBox = new System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox();
            this.VaultsLabel = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
            this.Button1 = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.Button2 = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.Button3 = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.SuspendLayout();
            //
            //VaultsComboBox
            //
            this.VaultsComboBox.FormattingEnabled = true;
            this.VaultsComboBox.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(33, 43);
            this.VaultsComboBox.Name = "VaultsComboBox";
            this.VaultsComboBox.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(121, 21);
            this.VaultsComboBox.TabIndex = 0;
            //
            //VaultsLabel
            //
            this.VaultsLabel.AutoSize = true;
            this.VaultsLabel.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(30, 18);
            this.VaultsLabel.Name = "VaultsLabel";
            this.VaultsLabel.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(100, 13);
            this.VaultsLabel.TabIndex = 1;
            this.VaultsLabel.Text = "Select a vault view:";
            //
            //Button1
            //
            this.Button1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(33, 84);
            this.Button1.Name = "Button1";
            this.Button1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(187, 23);
            this.Button1.TabIndex = 2;
            this.Button1.Text = "Show all reference variables...";
            this.Button1.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.Button1.Click += new System.EventHandler(Button1_Click);
            //
            //Button2
            //
            this.Button2.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(33, 138);
            this.Button2.Name = "Button2";
            this.Button2.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(187, 24);
            this.Button2.TabIndex = 3;
            this.Button2.Text = "Get Description reference variable...";
            this.Button2.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.Button2.Click += new System.EventHandler(Button2_Click);
            //
            //Button3
            //
            this.Button3.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(33, 190);
            this.Button3.Name = "Button3";
            this.Button3.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(208, 23);
            this.Button3.TabIndex = 4;
            this.Button3.Text = "Update Description reference variable...";
            this.Button3.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.Button3.Click += new System.EventHandler(Button3_Click);
            //
            //Form1
            //
            this.AutoScaleDimensions = new System.Drawing.SizeF(6f, 13f);
            this.AutoScaleMode = System.Windows.Forms.AutoScaleMode.Font;
            this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(284, 262);
            this.Controls.Add(this.Button3);
            this.Controls.Add(this.Button2);
            this.Controls.Add(this.Button1);
            this.Controls.Add(this.VaultsLabel);
            this.Controls.Add(this.VaultsComboBox);
            this.Name = "Form1";
            this.Text = "Batch Reference Variables";
            this.Load += new System.EventHandler(this.Form1_Load);
            this.ResumeLayout(false);
            this.PerformLayout();
 
        }
        internal System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox VaultsComboBox;
        internal System.Windows.Forms.Label VaultsLabel;
        internal System.Windows.Forms.Button Button1;
        internal System.Windows.Forms.Button Button2;
        internal System.Windows.Forms.Button Button3;
 
        #endregion
    }
}

 

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