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Using .NET Framework 4.0 in Stand-alone Applications

If your project uses the .NET Framework 4.0 primary interop assembly provided with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional:

  • Reference EPDM.Interop.epdm.dll and EPDM.Interop.EPDMResultCode.dll by:
    1. Right-clicking the project name in the Solution Explorer.
    2. Selecting Add Reference.
    3. Selecting Framework in the left-side panel.
    4. Clicking Browse and navigating to the top folder of your SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional installation.
    5. Locating and selecting EPDM.Interop.epdm.dll.
    6. Clicking Open.
    7. Clicking Add.
    8. Repeat step 4.
    9. Locating and selecting EPDM.Interop.EPDMResultCode.dll.
    10. Repeat steps 6 and 7.
    11. Click Close.
  • Include the following statements in your code:
    • VB.NET:

      Imports EPDM.Interop.epdm
      Imports EPDM.Interop.EPDM.Interop.EPDMResultCode

    • C#:
      using EPDM.Interop.epdm
      using EPDM.Interop.EPDMResultCode

  • Change the version of .NET Framework and the target CPU by clicking:
    •  VB.NET:
      • Project > your_project_name Properties > Compile > Advanced Compile Options and setting:
        • Target CPU to AnyCPU
        • Target framework (all configurations) to .NET Framework 4
    • C#:
      • Project > your_project_name Properties > Application and setting Target framework to .NET Framework 4
      • Project > your_project_name Properties > Build and setting Platform target to Any CPU
  • Prevent failures when calling methods that pass arrays of structures by:
    1. Opening the project in Visual Studio.
    2. Right-clicking References > EPDM.Interop.epdm in the Solution Explorer and selecting Properties.
    3. Setting Embed Interop Types to False in Properties.
    4. Right-clicking References > EPDM.Interop.EPDMResultCode in the Solution Explorer and selecting Properties.
    5. Setting Embed Interop Types to False in Properties.
    6. Initializing arrays of structures in your code to:
      • VB.NET: Nothing
      • C#: null

See Also

Using .NET Framework in Add-in Applications

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