I have a question which shouild be very simple for programmers...
I create an add-in with VB .Net 2012, which use a form. When I click on a button, I launch a sub in another module.
How can I have, in this sub, the equivalent of ThisApplication in VBA ? I think I have to get the active Inventor, but I missed something... For the moment, when I debug, the add-in ends on " m_inventorApplication = addInSiteObject.Application".
Sub renum(ByVal direction AsString)
Dim m_inventorApplication As Inventor.Application
Dim oDoc AsDrawingDocument
m_inventorApplication = addInSiteObject.Application
oDoc = m_inventorApplication.ActiveDocument
PrivateFunction addInSiteObject() AsObject
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Paste following code in your form right under Public class ....
Private m_inventorApp As Inventor.Application Public Property InventorApplication() As Inventor.Application Get Return m_inventorApp End Get Set(ByVal value As Inventor.Application) m_inventorApp = value End Set End Property
So you can access m_inventorApp elsewhere in your Sub's.
I work with Inventor 2011 and VB.Net 2010, so I hope it's work the same.
In the StandardAddInServer class add a property and initialise it in the Activate sub:
' Inventor application object Property InventorApplication As Inventor.Application Public Sub Activate(ByVal addInSiteObject As ApplicationAddInSite, ByVal firstTime As Boolean) Implements ApplicationAddInServer.Activate ' Initialize application object Me.InventorApplication = addInSiteObject.Application ... End Sub
When you instantiate the form, you must do something like this:
Dim myForm as new Form1 myForm.Show
In the Form1 code, create the same property, as above, for the Inventor application and before showing the form, set this property:
Dim myForm as new Form1 myForm.InventorApplication = Me.InventorApplication myForm.Show
You can now work with Me.InventorApplication anywhere in the Form1 class code.
Thanks for your answers !
Krieg, your solution provoque a CER...
I found another solution :
In the module code :
m_inventorApplication = Marshal.GetActiveObject("Inventor.application")
What is the difference ?
The Marshal.GetActiveObject method will return an instance of the application. If you have more than once, you don't know which one it will returns.
If you have only one instance, it will works but I use this method only when I don't have choice. By example, when I create an EXE application and I want to instantiate the Inventor.Application object.
Here's what I do in an add-in so I have access to the Inventor Application object from anywhere in the project.
I add the code below in one of the files of the project. Often this will be in the .vb file where the add-in class is defined. This code goes at the very bottom of the file, even outside the Namespace.
Public Module Globals Public g_inventorApplication As Inventor.Application End Module
Next I delete the declaration of m_inventorApplication at the top of the add-in class and rename m_inventorApplication to g_inventorApplication wherever it was used. I could even skip the renaming step if I left the "m_" name but I like identifying the name as being a global variable. In either case I need to delete the declaration at the top of the class.
Now anywhere in the project where you need to use the Application object you can use g_inventorApplication.
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