How to check PDM event is triggered from Solidworks PDM addin or Windows explorer?

I have a PDM add-in that does extensive renaming and moving of files in the PDM vault. The add-in can be triggered from inside SOLIDWORKS or from Explorer.

I need to check any event like state change/rename…etc are triggered from Solidworks PDM addin or Windows explorer.

Just off the top of my head, without testing, I would take a look at the poCmd.mlParentWnd to see if that can be tied to your explorer window handle or your SW session window handle. If you get a chance to look into this before I do, let us know how that works out.

In a quick search, this following code could be added to get the process ID from a window handle.

[DllImport("user32.dll", SetLastError=true)]
static extern uint GetWindowThreadProcessId(IntPtr hWnd, out uint processId);

Then use something like this to check the name


Edit 2:

This approach works

Using Explorer to Hook ChangeState:

Using Solidworks PDM Add-In to Hook ChangeState:
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Not sure why it’s showing Idle process but that’s where I ended up.
Also tested within the File → Open dialog of Solidworks and the process name was “SLDWORKS”.


@Prasad290 : I understand your question now!

One line:


Name is explorer.exe or sldworks.exe depending on where the add-in is loaded.


Thanks @AmenJlili and @BigCrazyAl

Actually I already tried these two ways, But just I want to know is there any API will give you the quick answer to do.

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API is not supposed to tell which process it’s loaded on. That’s what System.Diagnostics is for.

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