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Get Names of Components, Window Handles, and DIBSECTIONs Example (VB.NET)

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.
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Partial Class SolidWorksMacro
    Public Sub main()
        Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
        Dim swModView As ModelView
        Dim fileName As String
        Dim errors As Integer
        Dim warnings As Integer
        '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
        swModel = swApp.GetFirstDocument
        Do While Not swModel Is Nothing
            'Get whether assembly component, part, or assembly is visible
            Debug.Print("    Visible? " & swModel.Visible)
            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)
                swModView = swModView.GetNext
            'Get next open document
            swModel = swModel.GetNext
    End Sub
    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks
End Class


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