Is it possible to so-called release a file so that it can be modified in a later part of an add-in?
For context: I am writing an add-in that replaces a PDF that is currently in our vault with one that is on my desktop while maintaining the metadata from the original PDF. When I call the add-in and (after I get the metadata I want) try to delete the document using File.Delete(src) it (as expected) returns that the document is in use, which I am assuming it is in use by PDM.
I am wondering:
Is it possible to right click on a pdf, get the file ID and other relevant information and then release the object so that I can delete the file all within the same add-in?
FYI - I am new to programming and this is my first PDM Add-in.
For reference here is a bit of my onCmd sub in my add-in:
If poCmd.meCmdType = EdmCmdType.EdmCmd_Menu Then
If poCmd.mlCmdID = 1000 Then
If ppoData(index).mlObjectID1 = 0 Then
MessageBox.Show("Invalid selection. Please select a PDF and try again.")
'Get to-be-replaced (right-clicked) file information using PDM API
Dim myVault As IEdmVault19
Dim myFile As IEdmFile13
Dim myFileID As Integer
Dim poFolderID As Integer
Dim parentID As Integer
myVault = poCmd.mpoVault
myFile = myVault.GetObject(EdmObjectType.EdmObject_File, ppoData(0).mlObjectID1)
myFileID = myFile.ID
poFolderID = poCmd.mlCurrentFolderID
parentID = ppoData(0).mlObjectID3
Dim toBeReplaced_pth As String
toBeReplaced_pth = myFile.GetLocalPath(parentID)
'Check to see if file is checked out - if it is not, check it out
If Not myFile.IsLocked Then
'HERE NEED TO DISCONNECT FROM THE CLICK
File.Replace(src, toBeReplaced, Nothing)
'Check it back in, voila!