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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
activex_control_component_declaration
        
Dim calCtrl2 As
activex_control_component_declaration
        
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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