Package.CreateTool Method

Enables derived classes to provide an implementation if necessary.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.10.0 (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.10.0.dll)


Public Function CreateTool ( _
    ByRef persistenceSlot As Guid _
) As Integer
public int CreateTool(
    ref Guid persistenceSlot
virtual int CreateTool(
    Guid% persistenceSlot
) sealed
abstract CreateTool : 
        persistenceSlot:Guid byref -> int 
override CreateTool : 
        persistenceSlot:Guid byref -> int 
public final function CreateTool(
    persistenceSlot : Guid
) : int


  • persistenceSlot
    Type: System.Guid%
    The GUID of the tool window that should be created.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
S_OK if successful, otherwise an error code.




Override the CreateTool method in your VSPackage.

The base implementation of the CreateTool method has no effect on the VSPackage. It is provided so that derived classes can provide an implementation if necessary.

The tool windows must be registered with Visual Studio. For information on the relevant registry keys and values, see Registering Tool Windows and ProvideToolWindowAttribute

Tool windows can be configured to be persistent. If a persistent tool window is open when the environment is shut down, it is automatically reopened the next time the environment is launched. To reopen Tool windows automatically when the environment is launched, pass CTW_ForceCreate to CreateToolWindow.

This method should not make the Tool window visible; that is, it should not call Show method.

.NET Framework Security

See Also


Package Class

Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell Namespace