Solution4 Interface

Definition

Represents all projects and solution-wide properties in the integrated development environment (IDE). Supersedes Solution, Solution2, and Solution3.

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public interface Solution4 : EnvDTE90.Solution3
Attributes
Implements

Examples

Sub Solution4Example(ByVal dte As DTE2)  
    ' This function creates a solution and adds a Visual C# Console  
    ' project to it.  
    Try  
        Dim soln As Solution4 = CType(DTE.Solution, Solution4)  
        Dim csTemplatePath As String  
        ' This path must exist on your computer.  
        ' Replace <file path> below with an actual path.  
        Dim csPrjPath As String = "<file path>"  
        MsgBox("starting")  
        ' Get the project template path for a C# console project.  
        csTemplatePath = CType(soln.GetProjectTemplate _  
        ("ConsoleApplication.zip", "CSharp"), string)  
        ' Create a new C# Console project using the template obtained   
        ' above.  
        soln.AddFromTemplate(csTemplatePath, csPrjPath, _  
        "New CSharp Console Project", False)  
        MsgBox("done")  
    Catch ex As System.Exception  
        MsgBox(ex.ToString)  
    End Try  
End Sub  
using System.Windows.Forms;  
public void Solution4Example(DTE2 dte)  
{  
    // This function creates a solution and adds a Visual C# Console  
    // project to it.  
    try{  
        Solution4 soln = (Solution4)dte.Solution;  
        String csTemplatePath;  
        // The file path must exist on your computer.  
        // Replace <file path> below with an actual path.  
        String csPrjPath = "<file path>";  
        "<file path>MessageBox.Show("Starting...");  
        "<file path>"<file path>csTemplatePath =   
        soln.GetProjectTemplate("ConsoleApplication.zip", "CSharp");  
        // Create a new C# Console project using the template obtained   
        // above.  
        soln.AddFromTemplate(csTemplatePath, csPrjPath,  
          "New CSharp Console Project", false);  
        MessageBox.Show("Done!");  
    }  
    catch(SystemException ex)  
    {  
        MessageBox.Show("ERROR: " + ex);  
    }  
}  

Remarks

The Solution4 object is a collection of all projects in the current instance of the IDE and all solution-wide properties, such as build configurations. The Solution4 object contains a project element for every project, whether it is a wrapped project, a subproject, or a top-level project.

Reference this object by using DTE.Solution. To refer to virtual projects, such as MiscFiles or SolutionItems, use Solution4.Item(EnvDTE.Constants.vsProjectKindMisc) or Solution4.Item(EnvDTE.Constants.vsProjectKindSolutionItems).

Properties

AddIns

Gets an AddIns collection, which contains all currently available add-ins associated with the solution.

Add-ins are deprecated. For more information, see FAQ: Converting Add-ins to VSPackage Extensions.

Count

Gets a value indicating the number of projects in the solution.

DTE

Gets the top-level extensibility object.

Extender[String]

Gets the requested Extender object if it is available for this object.

ExtenderCATID

Gets the Extender category ID (CATID) for the object.

ExtenderNames

Gets a list of available Extenders for the object.

FileName

Gets the file name.

FullName

Gets the full path and name of the object's file.

Globals

Gets the Globals object that contains any variable values that may be saved in the solution (.sln) file, the project file, or the user's profile data.

IsDirty

Determines whether the solution is dirty (modified but not saved).

IsOpen

Gets whether a solution is open.

Parent

Gets the immediate parent object of a Solution2 object.

Projects

Gets a collection of the projects currently in the solution.

Properties

Gets a collection of all properties that pertain to the Solution2 object.

Saved

Gets or sets a value indicating whether a solution has not been modified since last being saved or opened.

SolutionBuild

Gets the SolutionBuild object for the solution, which represents the root of the build automation model at the solution level.

TemplatePath[String]

Superseded by GetProjectTemplate(String, String).

Methods

AddFromFile(String, Boolean)

Adds a project to the solution that is based on a project file already stored in the system.

AddFromTemplate(String, String, String, Boolean)

Copies an existing project file, and any items or subdirectories it contains, to the specified location and adds it to the solution.

AddFromTemplateEx(String, String, String, String, Boolean, UInt32)

Copies an existing project file, and any items or subdirectories it contains, to the specified location and adds it to the solution.

AddSolutionFolder(String)

Adds a solution folder to a ProjectItems collection.

Close(Boolean)

Closes the current solution.

Create(String, String)

Creates an empty solution in the specified directory with the specified name.

FindProjectItem(String)

Locates an item in a project.

GetEnumerator()

Returns an enumeration for items in a collection.

GetProjectItemTemplate(String, String)

Returns a path to the indicated project item template.

GetProjectItemTemplates(String, String)

Returns a collection of project item templates for the specified project.

GetProjectTemplate(String, String)

Returns a path to the specified project template.

If a template has a RequiredFrameworkVersion element higher than 4.0, you should provide the version in the call so that the search for the template will find a match. For example, instead of calling GetProjectTemplate("Extensibility\1033\VSIXProject.zip", "CSharp"); call GetProjectTemplate("Extensibility\1033\VSIXProject.zip|FrameworkVersion=4.5", "CSharp");.

Item(Object)

Returns an indexed member of a Projects collection.

Open(String)

Opens a specified solution.

ProjectItemsTemplatePath(String)

Superseded by GetProjectItemTemplate(String, String).

Remove(Project)

Removes the specified project from the solution.

SaveAs(String)

Saves the solution.

Applies to