Create multiple rows callout using SOLIDWORKS API

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This example demonstrates how to create a callout with multiple rows while selecting the object using ISelectionMgr::CreateCallout2 SOLIDWORKS API method.

Callout element specification
Callout element specification

First row of the displayed callout is not editable (read only). Value of second row can be changed. The changed value will be displayed in the message box.


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr
Dim swMathUtilss As MathUtility

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swMathUtils = swApp.GetMathUtility
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    If Not swModel Is Nothing Then
        Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
        Dim swMathPt As MathPoint
        Dim dPt(2) As Double
        dPt(0) = 0#: dPt(1) = 0#: dPt(2) = 0#
        Set swMathPt = swMathUtils.CreatePoint(dPt)
        Dim swCallout As SldWorks.Callout
        Dim swCalloutHandler As CalloutHandler
        Set swCalloutHandler = New CalloutHandler
        Set swCallout = swSelMgr.CreateCallout2(2, swCalloutHandler)
        swCallout.TargetStyle = swCalloutTargetStyle_e.swCalloutTargetStyle_Triangle
        swCallout.Label2(0) = "Row 1"
        swCallout.Value(0) = "Value 1"
        swCallout.SetTargetPoint 0, 0.01, 0.01, 0.01
        swCallout.ValueInactive(0) = True
        swCallout.Label2(1) = "Row 1"
        swCallout.Value(1) = "Value 1"
        swCallout.SetTargetPoint 1, 0.02, 0.02, 0.02
        swCallout.ValueInactive(1) = False
        swCallout.SetLeader True, True
        swCallout.Position = swMathPt
        swCallout.Display True
        swCallout.Display False
        Set swCallout = Nothing
        MsgBox "Please open the model"
    End If
End Sub

CalloutHandler class

Implements swCalloutHandler

Private Function SwCalloutHandler_OnStringValueChanged(ByVal pManipulator As Object, ByVal RowID As Long, ByVal Text As String) As Boolean

        MsgBox "Text changed at row " & RowID & ": " & Text
        SwCalloutHandler_OnStringValueChanged = True

End Function

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