OutputWindow Interface


Represents the Output window in the integrated development environment (IDE).

public interface class OutputWindow
public interface class OutputWindow
__interface OutputWindow
public interface OutputWindow
type OutputWindow = interface
Public Interface OutputWindow


Sub OutputWindowExample()  
   ' Create a tool window handle for the Output window.  
   Dim win As Window = DTE.Windows.Item(EnvDTE.Constants.vsWindowKindOutput)  
   ' Create handles to the Output window and its panes.  
   Dim OW As OutputWindow = win.Object  
   Dim OWp As OutputWindowPane  
   ' Add a new pane to the Output window.  
   OWp = OW.OutputWindowPanes.Add("A New Pane")  
   ' Add a line of text to the new pane.  
   OWp.OutputString("Some Text")  
End Sub  


The Output window displays text output for various IDE tools. It is possible that each tool might use a different output window pane. Panes are selected with a drop-down box at the top of the window. For example, build errors go to the Build Errors pane, and each external command tool potentially goes to its own distinct output window pane.



Gets the most recently active pane in the OutputWindow.


Gets the top-level extensibility object.


Gets the OutputWindowPanes collection for the OutputWindow object.


Gets the immediate parent object of an OutputWindow object.

Applies to