I would like to extract the configuration names for a part file to a list. Or betteryet read each and every file in a folder and extract a list that has the filename and its respective list of configurations.
What's your programming comfort level? I have a toolkit available that does most of what you're asking and a lot more. You can find it here:
SolidAPI: January 2016
It expects a knowledge of VB.NET. If you're trying to learn, here's a quick example from the API help in VBA...
2020 SOLIDWORKS API Help - Iterate Through All Configurations Example (VBA)
Retrieving data ...