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Create a workspace from an existing workspace .NET

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03-05-2013 11:22 PM

Hi I'm trying to create / copy an existing workspace using c#


I couldn't find a direct way to just copy the existing workspace so I tried to add it's properties manually. The only trouble is I can't seem to cover all the settings here's what I have so far... any help would be much appreciated.


var userworkspace = new Workspace(cs, acadUser)
  WorkspaceRibbonRoot = wsMaster.WorkspaceRibbonRoot,
  WorkspaceQuickAccessToolbar = wsMaster.WorkspaceQuickAccessToolbar,
  Name = acadUser

foreach (WorkspaceToolbar wst in wsMaster.WorkspaceToolbars)

foreach (WorkspacePopMenu wsp in wsMaster.WorkspacePopMenus)


Pretty basic I know, how can I get PartialCUI tabs, palettes, etc.. applied?



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Re: Create a workspace from an existing workspace .NET

03-06-2013 09:29 PM in reply to: matinau

Ok so I figured out how to create my new workspace from an existing workspace... pretty much what I had previously. The only trouble now is that the newly created workspace isn't full recognised i.e. I can't set it current unless I do it through the cui editor or restart CAD?


How do I properly update?


Thanks in advance, Matt

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Re: Create a workspace from an existing workspace .NET

03-06-2013 10:36 PM in reply to: matinau

It is look like you have to unload/load cui(x)-file with help of Application.UnloadPartialMenu/Application.LoadPartialMenu and set WORKSPACE system variable with help of Application.SetSystemVariable

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Re: Create a workspace from an existing workspace .NET

03-07-2013 02:07 PM in reply to: Alexander.Rivilis

Thanks for the reply, unfortunately I needed to reload the main cui file not a partial cui. The following actually worked?




since there was no "UnloadMainMenu" I called the above code whilst the main cui was loaded which seemed to work? The only annoyance been the number of times the environment reloaded.


1st - on initial load

2nd - on "LoadMainMenu"

3rd - on "SetcurrentWorkspace"


Can you think of a better / alternative way other than sendstringcommand? Will this approach cause problems since the main cui was never unloaded.


If not I'll run with this, thanks

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