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Manage Drawing Document Line Styles Example (C#)

This example shows how to manage the line styles of a drawing document.

// Preconditions:
// 1. Ensure that the specified drawing document template exists.
// 2. Create c:\temp.
// 3. Rename the namespace of this macro to match your C# project name.
// 4. Open an Immediate Window.
// 5. Run this macro.
// Postconditions:
// 1. Inspect the Immediate Window.
// 2. Line styles are saved to c:\temp\styles.sldlin.
using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
namespace DrawingLineStyles_CSharp.csproj
partial class SolidWorksMacro
DrawingDoc Part;
bool boolstatus;
int longstatus;

public void Main()
string def = null;
string name = null;

            Part = (
DrawingDoc)swApp.NewDocument("<SOLIDWORKS_install_dir>\\data\\Templates\\drawing.drwdot", 2, 0.2794, 0.4318);
"Draw1 - Sheet1", false, ref longstatus);

"Line Style Data at Start", "");

            def =
            name =
            boolstatus = Part.AddLineStyle(name, def);
"Line Style Data After Add", "");

object names = null;
string[] styleNames = new string[3];

            styleNames[0] =
            styleNames[1] =
            styleNames[2] =

            names = styleNames;

// Save line styles, replacing already saved line styles
            boolstatus = Part.SaveLineStyles("c:\\temp\\styles", names, true);
"Line Style Data saved to file ", "c:\\temp\\styles");

// Delete a line style
            boolstatus = Part.DeleteLineStyle("NewOne", "STITCH");
"Line Style Data After Delete", "");

// Load saved line styles, replacing existing line styles
            boolstatus = Part.LoadLineStyles("c:\\temp\\styles", names, true);
"Line Style Data Imported from file", "");

public void printData(string title, string file)
object names = null;
object types = null;
string[] namesArr = null;
string[] typesArr = null;
int i = 0;
bool stat = false;


if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(file))
                stat = Part.GetLineStyles(
out names, out types);
                stat = swApp.GetLineStyles(file,
out names, out types);
            namesArr = (
            typesArr = (
if (stat)
for (i = 0; i <= typesArr.GetUpperBound(0); i++)
Debug.Print(i + " " + namesArr[i] + " " + typesArr[i]);
Debug.Print("Error in printData");
public SldWorks swApp;

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