ToolWindows ToolWindows ToolWindows ToolWindows ToolWindows ToolWindows Interface

Definition

Improves discoverability and usability of tool windows in the object model by providing easy access to the shell’s tool windows in their native types.

public interface class ToolWindows
public interface class ToolWindows
__interface ToolWindows
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.Guid("19AC6F68-3019-4D65-8D98-404DFB96B8E2")]
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.TypeLibType(4160)]
public interface ToolWindows
type ToolWindows = interface
Public Interface ToolWindows
Attributes

Examples

This example adds an Output Window, titled "My output", activates it, and displays all the tool windows reached through the Collection object of the parent ToolWindows object.

Imports EnvDTE  
Imports EnvDTE80  
Public Sub OutputToolWindow(ByVal dte As DTE2)  
    Dim myOut As OutputWindow  
    myOut = _applicationObject.ToolWindows.OutputWindow  
    Dim myPane As OutputWindowPane  
    Dim txt As String  
    txt = ""  
    MsgBox("Creating an output window.")  
    myPane = myOut.OutputWindowPanes.Add("My output")  
    myPane.Activate()  
    MsgBox("Adding some text to the output window...")  
    myPane.OutputString("This is the collection of tool windows, _  
 reached through the Output Window object:" & vbCr)  
    For Each tempWindow As EnvDTE80.Window2 In myOut.Parent.Collection  
        txt = txt & (tempWindow.Caption & vbCr)  
    Next tempWindow  
    MsgBox("Displaying all the tool window captions _  
 in the Output window...")  
    myPane.OutputString(txt)  
End Sub  
using EnvDTE;  
using EnvDTE80;  
using System.Windows.Forms;  
public void OutputToolWindow(DTE2 dte)  
{  
    OutputWindow myOut;  
    myOut = _applicationObject.ToolWindows.OutputWindow;  
    OutputWindowPane myPane;  
    String txt = null;  
    MessageBox.Show("Creating an output window.");  
    myPane = myOut.OutputWindowPanes.Add("My output");  
    myPane.Activate();  
    MessageBox.Show("Adding some text to the output window...");  
    myPane.OutputString("This is the collection of tool  
 windows,reached through the Output Window object:" + "\n");  
    foreach (EnvDTE80.Window2 tempWindow in myOut.Parent.Collection)  
    {  
        txt = txt + (tempWindow.Caption + "\n");  
    }  
    MessageBox.Show("Displaying all the tool window captions   
in the output window...");  
    myPane.OutputString(txt);  
}  

Remarks

Visual Studio tool windows may be accessed through member properties. Other tool windows may be located with the GetToolWindow function.

Properties

CommandWindow CommandWindow CommandWindow CommandWindow CommandWindow CommandWindow

Gets the CommandWindow object.

DTE DTE DTE DTE DTE DTE

Gets the top-level extensibility object.

ErrorList ErrorList ErrorList ErrorList ErrorList ErrorList

Gets the list of errors displayed in the IDE.

OutputWindow OutputWindow OutputWindow OutputWindow OutputWindow OutputWindow

Gets the OutputWindow object.

SolutionExplorer SolutionExplorer SolutionExplorer SolutionExplorer SolutionExplorer SolutionExplorer

Gets a UIHierarchy object representing Solution Explorer.

TaskList TaskList TaskList TaskList TaskList TaskList

Gets the TaskList object.

ToolBox ToolBox ToolBox ToolBox ToolBox ToolBox

Gets the ToolBox object.

Methods

GetToolWindow(String) GetToolWindow(String) GetToolWindow(String) GetToolWindow(String) GetToolWindow(String) GetToolWindow(String)

Allows the user to retrieve a window by its title.

Applies to