Property.DTE Property

Gets the top-level extensibility object.

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


ReadOnly Property DTE As DTE
DTE DTE { get; }
property DTE^ DTE {
    DTE^ get ();
abstract DTE : DTE
function get DTE () : DTE

Property Value

Type: EnvDTE.DTE
A DTE object.


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


public void CodeExample(DTE2 dte)
    {   // Open a solution before running this example
        Properties props = dte.Solution.Properties;
        Property prop;
        string msg = "";
        if (props.Count > 0)
            prop = props.Item(1); // Get first property
            msg += "\nThis Property is named: " + prop.Name;
            msg += "\nThis Property is located in a collection within 
            the following solution: " + 
            if (prop.Parent.Equals(prop.Collection))
                msg += "\nThe parent and collection properties return 
                the same object.";
            msg += "\nThe DTE property returns: " + prop.DTE.Name;
        MessageBox.Show(msg, "Property Object");
    catch(Exception ex)

.NET Framework Security

See Also


Property Interface

EnvDTE Namespace

Other Resources

How to: Compile and Run the Automation Object Model Code Examples