Expressions.DTE Expressions.DTE Expressions.DTE Expressions.DTE Expressions.DTE Property

Definition

Gets the top-level extensibility object.

public:
 property EnvDTE::DTE ^ DTE { EnvDTE::DTE ^ get(); };
public:
 property EnvDTE::DTE ^ DTE { EnvDTE::DTE ^ get(); };
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.DispId(1)]
[get: System.Runtime.InteropServices.DispId(1)]
public EnvDTE.DTE DTE { get; }
member this.DTE : EnvDTE.DTE
Public ReadOnly Property DTE As DTE
Property Value

A DTE object.

Examples

The following example demonstrates how to use the DTE property.

public static void DTE(DTE dte)  
{  
    // Setup debug Output window.  
    Window w = (Window)dte.Windows.Item(EnvDTE.Constants.vsWindowKindOutput);  
    w.Visible = true;  
    OutputWindow ow = (OutputWindow)w.Object;  
    OutputWindowPane owp = ow.OutputWindowPanes.Add("DTE Property Test");  
    owp.Activate();  

    EnvDTE.Expression exp = dte.Debugger.GetExpression("a", true, 1);  
    EnvDTE.Expressions exps = exp.DataMembers;  
    owp.OutputString("
Expression count: " + exps.Count); owp.OutputString("
Edition of the environment: " + exps.DTE.Edition); owp.OutputString("
The name of the current program: " + exps.Parent.CurrentProgram.Name); owp.OutputString("
Second expression: " + exps.Item(2).Name); }
Shared Sub DTE(ByRef dte As EnvDTE.DTE)  
    Dim exp As EnvDTE.Expression = dte.Debugger.GetExpression("a", True, 1)  
    Dim exps As EnvDTE.Expressions = exp.DataMembers  
    Dim str As String = vbCrLf  
    str = "Expression count: " + exps.Count.ToString()  
    str += vbCrLf + "Edition of the environment: " + exps.DTE.Edition  
    str += vbCrLf + "The name of the current program: " + _  
           exps.Parent.CurrentProgram.Name  
    str += vbCrLf + "Second expression: " + exps.Item(2).Name  
    MessageBox.Show(str, "Expression Test - Expressions Properties")  
End Sub  

Remarks

In Visual Studio, the DTE object is the root of the automation model, which other object models often call "Application."

Applies to