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Get Names of Components, Window Handles, and DIBSECTIONs Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get:

  • names of the assembly components in an open, inactive, assembly document.
  • window handles and pointers to images of model documents.
' Preconditions:
' 1. Verify that the specified model documents to open exist.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens the specified model documents.
' 2. Prints to the Immediate window:
'    *  paths and file names of:
'       * assembly components of the open, inactive, assembly document
'       * open, active, part document
'       * open, inactive, assembly document
'    *  whether the assembly components, part, and assembly documents
'       are visible
' 3. Prints to the Immediate window each visible document's:
'    * Microsoft window handle
'    * pointer to its image as it looks in Normal view
'      or in the print preview
' 4. Examine the Immediate window.
' NOTE: Because the models are used elsewhere, do not save changes.
Option Explicit
Sub main()
    Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim swModView As SldWorks.ModelView
    Dim fileName As String
    Dim errors As Long
    Dim warnings As Long
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks    
    'Open assembly document, then open part document
    fileName = "C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\samples\tutorial\advdrawings\bowl and chute.sldasm"
    swApp.OpenDoc6 fileName, swDocumentTypes_e.swDocASSEMBLY, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings
    fileName = "C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\samples\tutorial\advdrawings\switch.sldprt"
    swApp.OpenDoc6 fileName, swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings    
    'NOTE: Assembly components are open, but they 
    'are not visible until opened by the user.    
    'Get first open document
    Set swModel = swApp.GetFirstDocument
    Do While Not swModel Is Nothing
        Debug.Print swModel.GetPathName
        'Get whether assembly component, part, or assembly is visible
        Debug.Print "    Visible? " & swModel.Visible
        Set swModView = swModel.ActiveView
        Do While Not swModView Is Nothing

            'NOTE: Model views exist only for visible model documents.

            'Get Microsoft window handle and pointer to image
            'for each visible model document
            '64-bit SOLIDWORKS
            Debug.Print "    Microsoft window handle = " & swModView.GetViewHWndx64
            Debug.Print "    Pointer to image = " & swModView.GetViewDIBx64
            Set swModView = swModView.GetNext
        'Get next open document
        Set swModel = swModel.GetNext
End Sub

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