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VBA -> C#: Get me the scalestring!

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08-09-2011 02:37 AM

I don't get it why it doesn't work ..


In VBA I have the following code that works fine:

    Dim oDoc As DrawingDocument
    Set oDoc = ThisApplication.ActiveDocument
    Dim oSheet As DrawingViews
    Set oSheet = oDoc.ActiveSheet.DrawingViews
    Dim oCount As DrawingViews
    Set oCount = oSheet

    Dim oItem As DrawingView
    Set oItem = oSheet.Item(1)
    MsgBox ("Scale: " & oItem.ScaleString)


Trying this in C# (connecting with VS and also have a reference to "Autodesk.Inventor.Interop.dll"), I get stuck at the point where I want the "Item(1)". The Object Drawing View doesn't know any "Item". Looking in the object catalog there is only a "this[int]" between Count an Type. I guess the "this[int]"-stuff is what I'm looking for, but I don't have any idea how to handle with this.


Does anyone of you guys have an idea??

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Registered: ‎07-29-2008
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Re: VBA -> C#: Get me the scalestring!

08-11-2011 04:08 AM in reply to: bjr001

Hi -


You're on the right track. In C#, you use list[index] instead of list.Item(index).


So, for your case, it would be something like:


DrawingDocument oDoc = inventorApplication.ActiveDocument as DrawingDocument;

DrawingView firstView = oDoc.ActiveSheet.DrawingViews[1];


Note that indexing is still 1-based, and not 0-based.



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Re: VBA -> C#: Get me the scalestring!

08-11-2011 04:56 AM in reply to: jeff.pek

Works like a charm! Thanks!

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