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Insert Column in BOM Table Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to insert a part-number column in a BOM table.


' Preconditions:

' 1. Drawing must be open and contain a BOM table.

' 2. BOM table must be selected (right-click the BOM

'    table, select Select, and select Table)


' Postconditions: A part-number column is inserted at the end of the

' existing the BOM table.


Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst

Imports System

Imports System.Diagnostics


Partial Class SolidWorksMacro


    Public Sub main()


        Dim swModel As ModelDoc2

        Dim boolstatus As Boolean

        Dim SelMgr As Object

        Dim theTableAnnotation As TableAnnotation

        Dim SelObjType As Long

        Dim TableAnnotationType As Long


        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

        SelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

        SelObjType = SelMgr.GetSelectedObjectType3(1, -1)

        If SelObjType <> swSelectType_e.swSelANNOTATIONTABLES Then

            MsgBox("Select a BOM table in the drawing before running this example.")

            Exit Sub

        End If


        theTableAnnotation = SelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

        TableAnnotationType = theTableAnnotation.Type

        If TableAnnotationType <> swTableAnnotationType_e.swTableAnnotation_BillOfMaterials Then

            MsgBox("Select a BOM table in the drawing before running this example.")

            Exit Sub

        End If


        Debug.Print("Table before inserting a column...")

        ' Display table before inserting a column



        ' Insert new column

        boolstatus = theTableAnnotation.InsertColumn2(swTableItemInsertPosition_e.swTableItemInsertPosition_Last, 0, "New Column", swInsertTableColumnWidthStyle_e.swInsertColumn_DefaultWidth)

        boolstatus = theTableAnnotation.SetColumnType(theTableAnnotation.ColumnCount - 1, swTableColumnTypes_e.swBomTableColumnType_PartNumber)


        Debug.Print(" ")


        Debug.Print("Table after inserting a column...")

        ' Display table after inserting a column



    End Sub


    Sub DisplayTableColumnProps(ByVal theTableAnnotation As Object)


        Dim ColCount As Long

        Dim i As Long

        Dim iString As String

        Dim ColType As Long

        Dim ColTypeString As String

        Dim ColTitle As String


        Debug.Print("Col#  " + "Type   " + "Title")


        ColCount = theTableAnnotation.ColumnCount

        For i = 0 To ColCount - 1

            ColType = theTableAnnotation.GetColumnType(i)

            ColTypeString = CType(ColType, String)

            ColTitle = theTableAnnotation.GetColumnTitle(i)

            iString = CType(i, String)

            Debug.Print(iString + "     " + ColTypeString + "    " + ColTitle)

        Next i

    End Sub


    ''' <summary>

    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.

    ''' </summary>

    Public swApp As SldWorks


End Class

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