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Login Method (IEdmVault5)

Logs in to the specified vault using the specified user name and password.


Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Sub Login( _
   ByVal bsUserName As System.String, _
   ByVal bsPasswd As System.String, _
   ByVal bsVaultName As System.String _
void Login( 
   System.string bsUserName,
   System.string bsPasswd,
   System.string bsVaultName
void Login( 
&   System.String^ bsUserName,
&   System.String^ bsPasswd,
&   System.String^ bsVaultName


User name of user created in the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional User Manager
Password for bsUserName
Vault name


If your application is custom (i.e., it is not supplied or supported by SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional) and your application:

  • logs into SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional
    - or -
  • logs into a vault view
    - or -
  • directly accesses a vault database

when the same user is not already logged into a local view, you must first call IEdmVault13::LoginEx or IEdmVault5::LoginAuto to comply with the SOLIDWORKS End User License Agreement (EULA). Call IEdmVault13::LoginEx or IEdmVault5::LoginAuto before calling this method to ensure that licenses are properly consumed by your application.

Call IEdmVault5::LoginAuto to log in as a user already logged into a vault view through Windows Explorer or into a vault through the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional client software. You do not need to specify a username and password when you call IEdmVault5::LoginAuto to share a license with the already logged-in user.

Return codes: 

  • S_OK: The method successfully executed.
  • E_EDM_ALREADY_LOGGED_IN: You are already logged into this vault.
  • E_EDM_LOGIN_FAILED: You entered an invalid user name or password.
  • E_EDM_CANT_OPEN_DATABASE: The database could not be opened.

See Also


SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Version 5.2

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