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Versions of SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional before 2008 supported Visual Basic 6. SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2008, and later, support VB.NET. Users who want to port their Visual Basic 6 applications to VB.NET applications need to know how to:

  • Create stand-alone and add-in applications in VB.NET.
  • Import the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional primary interop assembly.

    In your open project in Microsoft Visual Studio:

    1. Right-click the project name in the Solution Explorer.
    2. Select Add Reference.
    3. Select Framework in the left-side panel.
    4. Browse to the top folder of your SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional installation.
    5. Locate and select EPDM.Interop.epdm.dll.
    6. Click Open
    7. Click Add.
    8. Click Close.
  • Obtain window handles.
    • Visual Basic 6 syntax:


  • VB.NET syntax:

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