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Solidworks API Woes

Posted on 2010-11-22
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Hello,

I am having problems with the Solidworks 2010 API... I downloaded the SDK but I noticed on install it is giving me no options at all. Then when I try to use the wizard to create a project the c# options are not available (oddly only C++ has any solidworks options).

So I tried to directly bring in the 3 .tlb files listed here: http://help.solidworks.com/2010/English/api/sldworksapiprogguide/Overview/Using_SolidWorks_C__Add-In_Wizard_to_Create_C__Add-In.htm?id=20e09cfafe034f35a42c9e4784652402

When I do that I can bring the references in by directly browsing to the solidworks directory or by the COM manager.  However when I do this I still cannot use any of the solidworks functions, not even the using statements are recognized.

In conclusion: Help!

Edit:
 I un-registered and re-registered the .tlb files and no luck.

Also here is an image which may shed some light on the issue
http://mytheral.squarespace.com/storage/visual_studio.PNG

Edit2:
on compile I get these errors:

Error    1    The type or namespace name 'SolidWorks' could not be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)    C:\Documents and Settings\...\My Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Projects\ClassLibrary2\Class1.cs    19    7    Solidworks_Plugin
Error    2    The type or namespace name 'SolidWorks' could not be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)    C:\Documents and Settings\...\My Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Projects\ClassLibrary2\Class1.cs    20    7    Solidworks_Plugin
Error    3    The type or namespace name 'SolidWorks' could not be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)    C:\Documents and Settings\...\My Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Projects\ClassLibrary2\Class1.cs    21    7    Solidworks_Plugin
Error    4    'SldWorks' is a 'namespace' but is used like a 'type'    C:\Documents and Settings\jacob.j.shaffer\My Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Projects\ClassLibrary2\Class1.cs    94    16    Solidworks_Plugin

edit3:
 also as an example if I use "using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;" or "using Interop.sldworks;" or even just "using sldworks;" it gives me the exact same error. Got the idea to try this from looking at the object browser... which the methods appear to be in there without the initial "SolidWorks".
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Turns out that the fix was importing the libraries from .Net instead of browsing directly to the .tlb files. Teach me to trust the installation docs which said that VS would sort out which version I needed.
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