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RunMacro2 Method (ISldWorks)

Runs a macro from a project file.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function RunMacro2( _
   ByVal FilePathName As System.String, _
   ByVal ModuleName As System.String, _
   ByVal ProcedureName As System.String, _
   ByVal Options As System.Integer, _
   ByRef Error As System.Integer _
) As System.Boolean
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISldWorks
Dim FilePathName As System.String
Dim ModuleName As System.String
Dim ProcedureName As System.String
Dim Options As System.Integer
Dim Error As System.Integer
Dim value As System.Boolean
value = instance.RunMacro2(FilePathName, ModuleName, ProcedureName, Options, Error)
System.bool RunMacro2( 
   System.string FilePathName,
   System.string ModuleName,
   System.string ProcedureName,
   System.int Options,
   out System.int Error
System.bool RunMacro2( 
&   System.String^ FilePathName,
&   System.String^ ModuleName,
&   System.String^ ProcedureName,
&   System.int Options,
&   [Out] System.int Error


Path and filename of the project file containing the macro
Name of the module in the macro
Name of the procedure in the module
Option as defined swRunMacroOption_e (supports VBA macros only)
Error as defined by swRunMacroError_e (supports VBA macros only)

Return Value

True if macro runs, false if not


Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)

  1. Create two VBA macros using the following code samples.
  2. Store RunMacroSub.swp in c:\test
  3. Run RunMacro.swp.

' RunMacro.swp

Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim boolstatus As Boolean

Sub main()
Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
   Dim runMacroError As Long
   boolstatus = swApp.RunMacro2("c:\test\RunMacroSub.swp", "RunMacroSub1", "main",   swRunMacroUnloadAfterRun, runMacroError)
End Sub

' RunMacroSub.swp
Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Sub alternate()
   Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
   swApp.SendMsgToUser "RunMacroSub1:alternate() called."
End Sub

Sub main()
   Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
   swApp.SendMsgToUser "RunMacroSub1:main() called."

End Sub

Running a C# DLL from VBA

boolstatus = Me.swApp.RunMacro2('C:\Test\CSharpMacro\SwMacro\bin\Release\CSharpMacro.dll',

 '', 'Main',  swRunMacroOption_e.swRunMacroDefault, runMacroError)


If you specify swRunMacroUnloadAfterRun for Options, then the macro is unloaded from the VBA IDE after running.

Use the path and filename of the compiled DLL for the FilePathName argument for a .NET macro. By default, the procedure is called Main in a C# macro. Because C# is case sensitive, you must specify Main for ProcedureName in this method.. See Running a C# DLL from VBA in the Example section.

Running a macro from an add-in application, standalone .exe, or VBA macro is supported. Running a .NET macro from a .NET macro is also supported, but only if both .NET macros were created using the same VSTA version.


See SOLIDWORKS Macros for details.


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2009 FCS, Revision Number 17.0

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