ToolBoxItem2 Interface

Represents an item in the Toolbox.

Namespace:  EnvDTE80
Assembly:  EnvDTE80 (in EnvDTE80.dll)


<GuidAttribute("82C9DBF2-1DA8-4ED6-A5EC-8B876B46317C")> _
Public Interface ToolBoxItem2 _
    Inherits ToolBoxItem
public interface ToolBoxItem2 : ToolBoxItem
public interface class ToolBoxItem2 : ToolBoxItem
type ToolBoxItem2 =  
        interface ToolBoxItem
public interface ToolBoxItem2 extends ToolBoxItem

The ToolBoxItem2 type exposes the following members.


  Name Description
Public property Collection Gets the collection containing the ToolBoxItem object supporting this property.
Public property Data Gets an object containing the IDataObject of the ToolBoxItem on the tool box.
Public property DTE Gets the top-level extensibility object.
Public property Name Gets or sets the name of the ToolBoxItem object.



  Name Description
Public method Delete Removes the ToolBoxItem object from the collection.
Public method Select Causes this item to become active in the integrated development environment (IDE).



A ToolBoxItem object can contain controls, text fragments, HTML fragments, or other objects that you can insert.


This example selects the second ToolBoxItem2 item and displays its name in a message box. For more information about how to run this example as an add-in, see How to: Compile and Run the Automation Object Model Code Examples.

Imports EnvDTE
Imports EnvDTE80
Public Sub OnConnection(ByVal application As Object, _
 ByVal connectMode As ext_ConnectMode, ByVal addInInst As Object, _
 ByRef custom As Array) Implements IDTExtensibility2.OnConnection
    _applicationObject = CType(application, DTE2)
    _addInInstance = CType(addInInst, AddIn)
End Sub
Sub ToolBoxItemExample(ByVal dte As DTE2)
    Dim tlBox As ToolBox
    Dim tbxTabs As ToolBoxTabs
    Dim tbxTab As ToolBoxTab2
    Dim tbxItem As ToolBoxItem2
    ' Before running this example, open a Windows Application project.
        ' Create an object reference to the IDE's ToolBox object and
        ' its tabs.
    tlBox = CType(_applicationObject.Windows.Item _
         (Constants.vsWindowKindToolbox).Object, ToolBox)
        tbxTabs = tlBox.ToolBoxTabs
        ' Select the second ToolBox tab.
        tbxTab = CType(tbxTabs.Item(2), ToolBoxTab2)
        MsgBox("Toolbox tab name: " & tbxTab.Name)
        tbxItem = CType(tbxTab.ToolBoxItems.Item(2), ToolBoxItem2)
        MsgBox("ToolBox item name: " & tbxItem.Name)
    Catch ex As System.Exception
        MsgBox("ERROR: " & ex.Message)
    End Try
End Sub
using EnvDTE;
using EnvDTE80;
using System.Windows.Forms;
public void OnConnection(object application, 
ext_ConnectMode connectMode, object addInInst, ref Array custom)
    _applicationObject = (DTE2)application;
    _addInInstance = (AddIn)addInInst;
public void ToolBoxItemExample(DTE2 dte)
    ToolBox tlBox;
    ToolBoxTabs tbxTabs;
    ToolBoxTab2 tbxTab;
    ToolBoxItem2 tbxItem;
    // Before running this example, open a Windows Application project,
    // and select Toolbox from the View menu.
        // Create an object reference to the IDE's ToolBox object
        // and its tabs.
    tlBox = (ToolBox)_applicationObject.Windows.Item(
        tbxTabs = tlBox.ToolBoxTabs;
        // Select the second Toolbox tab.
        tbxTab = (ToolBoxTab2)tbxTabs.Item(2);
        MessageBox.Show("Toolbox tab name: " + tbxTab.Name);
        tbxItem = (ToolBoxItem2)tbxTab.ToolBoxItems.Item(2);
        MessageBox.Show("ToolBox item name: " + tbxItem.Name);
    catch (Exception ex)
        MessageBox.Show("ERROR: " + ex.Message);

See Also


EnvDTE80 Namespace