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Change Text Format Example (VBA)

This example shows how to change the text format of an annotation.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a part, assembly, or drawing that has at least
'    one annotation containing text.
' 2. Select that annotation.
' 3. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Changes the text format of the selected annotation.
' 2. Examine the annotation in the graphics area and
'    the Immediate window.
Option Explicit
Sub main()
    Dim swApp                       As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel                     As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim swSelMgr                    As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
    Dim swAnnObj                    As Object
    Dim swAnn                       As SldWorks.Annotation
    Dim swTextFormat                As SldWorks.TextFormat
    Dim i                           As Long
    Dim bRet                        As Boolean
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    Set swAnnObj = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
    Set swAnn = swAnnObj.GetAnnotation
    'Get text format information
    Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName
    Debug.Print "  " & swAnn.GetName & " <" & swAnn.GetType & ">"
    For i = 0 To swAnn.GetTextFormatCount - 1
        Set swTextFormat = swAnn.GetTextFormat(i)
        'Change text to be 10mm, bold, italic, and Comic Sans MS font
        swTextFormat.CharHeight = 0.01
        swTextFormat.Bold = True
        swTextFormat.Italic = True
        swTextFormat.TypeFaceName = "Comic Sans MS"
        bRet = swAnn.SetTextFormat(i, False, swTextFormat)
End Sub

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