Hide Table of Contents
GetCommandID Method (ISldWorks)

Gets the SOLIDWORKS command ID for an instance of an add-in's control (e.g., an add-in's toolbar button).

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetCommandID( _
   ByVal Clsid As System.String, _
   ByVal UserCmdID As System.Integer _
) As System.Integer
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISldWorks
Dim Clsid As System.String
Dim UserCmdID As System.Integer
Dim value As System.Integer
value = instance.GetCommandID(Clsid, UserCmdID)
System.int GetCommandID( 
   System.string Clsid,
   System.int UserCmdID
System.int GetCommandID( 
&   System.String^ Clsid,
&   System.int UserCmdID


Add-in's class ID

User-defined command ID for the add-in's control (see Remarks)

Return Value

Actual runtime value that SOLIDWORKS assigned the add-in's control


UserCmdId is the same user-defined command ID specified when you created the add-in control using ICommandGroup::AddCommandItem2. You need the SOLIDWORKS command ID if you want to do something like cause an add-in's toolbar button to flash when visible in SOLIDWORKS.

See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2006 SP2, Revision Number 14.2

Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   GetCommandID Method (ISldWorks)
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:


We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again

Web Help Content Version: API Help (English only) 2017 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.