3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 11, 2015 1:07 PM by Matthew aDAMS

    EPDM BatchGet -> Get Latest Version for VB.NET 4.5

    Ethan Kinney

      Hi All,

       

      I was having trouble trying to do a batchget in EPDM to get the latest version of all files in a directory and I finally figured it out.

       

      Here is the code I was using:

       

       

      Try
                  Dim Vault As New EdmVault5
                  Vault.LoginAuto("Engineering", 0)
                  Dim SubFolder As String = Vault.RootFolderPath & "\DirectoryToRefresh"
        
                  Dim GetDirectory() As EdmSelItem = Nothing
                  ReDim GetDirectory(0)
                  GetDirectory(0).mlDocID = 0
                  GetDirectory(0).mlProjID = Vault.GetFolderFromPath(SubFolder).ID
        
                  Dim bg As IEdmBatchGet
                  bg = Vault.CreateUtility(EdmUtility.EdmUtil_BatchGet)
                  bg.AddSelection(Vault, GetDirectory)
                  bg.CreateTree(0, EdmGetCmdFlags.Egcf_Nothing)
                  bg.GetFiles(0, Nothing)
        
              Catch ex As Runtime.InteropServices.COMException
                  MessageBox.Show("HRESULT = 0x" + ex.ErrorCode.ToString("X") + vbCrLf + ex.Message)
              Catch ex As Exception
                  MessageBox.Show(ex.Message)
              End Try
      
      

       

      For the longest time i was getting an "E_INVALIDARG" on the line "bg.AddSelection".

      Finally I stumbled accross this page in the API Help Documentation:

      http://help.solidworks.com/2014/English/api/epdmapi/Using_NET_Framework_in_Applications.htm

       

      If you are developing in Visual Studio like I was and have a reference set to interop.edmLib you have to do the following:

      Go to "My Project" > "References" > Click on PDMWorks Enterprise 20xx Type Library > and set the "Embed Interop Types" to False

       

      Note: This is vaild if you are programming in 4.0 or 4.5! (I was programming in 4.5)

       

      After I changed this value, then bingo, worked like a charm.

       

      Hopefully this will help someone else out!

       

      Cheers,

      Ethan