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Add ActiveX Tabs to Model View Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to add two ActiveX tabs to a model view.

' Preconditions:
' 1. In the IDE, reference your ActiveX control file
'    (click Project > Add Reference > Browse and browse
'    to the folder where the ActiveX control resides and click
'    the ActiveX control file > OK).
' 2. Verify that the specified part document exists.
' 3. Replace activex_control_component_declaration and
'    activex_control_CLSID_or_ProgID with your ActiveX control's
'    information.

' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens the part document and adds two new tabs to the model view.
' 2. Activates the model view.
' 3. To verify the ActiveX controls on the new tabs,
'    interactively click tab.
' NOTE: Because the part document is used elsewhere,
' do not save changes.
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

Public Sub Main()

Const calTabName1 As String = "Tab 1"
        Const calTabName2 As String = "Tab 2"

        Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
Dim swModViewMgr As ModelViewManager
Dim calCtrl1 As
Dim calCtrl2 As
Dim fileName As String
        Dim errors As Integer
        Dim warnings As Integer
        Dim status As Boolean

        swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")
        fileName =
"C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2017\tutorial\fillets\knob.sldprt"
        swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)
        swModViewMgr = swModel.ModelViewManager

' Add the ActiveX control tabs
        calCtrl1 = swModViewMgr.AddControl(calTabName1, "
activex_control_CLSID_or_ProgID", "")
        calCtrl2 = swModViewMgr.AddControl(calTabName2,
activex_control_CLSID_or_ProgID", "")

        status = swModViewMgr.ActivateControlTab(calTabName1)
        status = swModViewMgr.IsControlTabActive(calTabName1)
        status = swModViewMgr.IsModelTabActive

' Switch back to model view
        status = swModViewMgr.ActivateModelTab

End Sub

    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class

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