IVsTaskItem.Column Method

Returns the column number of a task within the specified file.

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


Function Column ( _
    <OutAttribute> ByRef piCol As Integer _
) As Integer
int Column(
    out int piCol
int Column(
    [OutAttribute] int% piCol
abstract Column : 
        piCol:int byref -> int 
function Column(
    piCol : int
) : int


  • piCol
    Type: System.Int32%
    [out, retval] Number of the column that contains the task item within the file.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
If the method succeeds, it returns S_OK. If it fails, it returns an error code.


COM Signature

From vsshell.idl:

HRESULT IVsTaskItem::Column(
   [out, retval] long *piCol

The column is not visible to the user, but is used for sorting tasks. Implement this method if there is a file, line, and column associated with your task item, and if you want to sort errors within a single line, based on the column specified. Each character on a line is equivalent to one column. Thus, to specify a task related to a coding error starting 10 characters into a line, you would specify a column number of 10.

To specify the file associated with the task item, implement the Document; to specify the line that the column refers to, implement the Line method. Implement the NavigateTo method to open the file specified by the Document method and move the cursor to the position specified by the Line and Column methods.

.NET Framework Security

See Also


IVsTaskItem Interface

Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop Namespace