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Deselect Marked Entity Example (VBA)

This example shows how to deselect a previously selected and marked entity.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Ensure that the file to open exists.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' 3. Run the macro.
' Postconditions:
' 1. The Base-Extrude feature is selected.
' 2. Examine the graphics area to verify.
' 3. Press F5 to continue.
' 4. The Base-Extrude feature is deselected.
' 5. Examine the Immediate window and graphics
'    area to verify.
Option Explicit
Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swDocSpecification      As SldWorks.DocumentSpecification
Dim swSelMgr                As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim swModelExt              As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
Dim bRet                    As Boolean
Dim lMark                   As Long
Dim lMarkedIdx              As Long
Dim lNumMarkedSelections    As Long
Dim lNumAllSelections       As Long
Sub main()
Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    ' Open the document
    Set swDocSpecification = swApp.GetOpenDocSpec("C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\samples\tutorial\swutilities\bracket_a.sldprt")
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    If swModel Is Nothing Then
        Set swModel = swApp.OpenDoc7(swDocSpecification)
    End If
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    Set swModelExt = swModel.Extension
    ' Select the Base-Extrude feature and mark with a value of 8
    bRet = swModelExt.SelectByID2("Base-Extrude", "BODYFEATURE", 0, 0, 0, False, 8, Nothing, swSelectOptionDefault)
    ' Examine the part to verify that Base-Extrude was selected
    ' Press F5 to continue
    ' Look for a given mark value
        lMark = 8
        ' Get the number of marked selections
        lNumMarkedSelections = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObjectCount2(lMark)
        Debug.Print "Number of marked selections = " & lNumMarkedSelections
        ' Get the total number of selections
        lNumAllSelections = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObjectCount2(-1)
        Debug.Print "Number of selections        = " & lNumAllSelections
        Debug.Print " "
         'Deselect the marked selection
         For lMarkedIdx = 1 To lNumAllSelections
            Debug.Print ("Selected object #" & lMarkedIdx & " deselected? " & swSelMgr.DeSelect2(lMarkedIdx, lMark))
         Next lMarkedIdx

         ' Examine the graphics area to verify that Base-Extrude is deselected
End Sub

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