A further look into the Solidworks GUI with Spy ++ will provide the following hints:
- If there is no documents opened or created, there will be no property page available;
- One a document is opened, by default, two “Dve sheet” pages exist.
The one marked “A” is very strange, there is no corresponding visible windows detected, and the grey icon in spy++ indicates that it is always invisible. While the one marked “B” in the figure below is the genuine GUI window that we are interested in.
- If multiple documents are opened/created, for instance, another assembly is created and a property page is activated, you will find more “Dve sheet” pages, as shown below:
- One can conclude that the active property page is a window that has caption “Dve sheet”, and also it does not have a child button “Properties”.
Tip While using Spy++, in many instances you can click the right mouse button to display a pop-up menu of frequently used commands. For example, if you click while pointing at an entry in the window view and the selected window is visible, the pop-up Highlight menu item will cause the border of the selected window to flash so that the window can be easily located on the screen.
To be continued …