ToolBoxTab3 Interface

Represents a tab in the Toolbox, along with any objects the tab contains. ToolBoxTab3 supersedes the ToolBoxTab and ToolBoxTab2 interfaces.

Namespace:  EnvDTE90
Assembly:  EnvDTE90 (in EnvDTE90.dll)


<GuidAttribute("09D8476F-E6BF-46FB-A0A9-61C331B90F06")> _
Public Interface ToolBoxTab3 _
    Inherits ToolBoxTab2
public interface ToolBoxTab3 : ToolBoxTab2
public interface class ToolBoxTab3 : ToolBoxTab2
type ToolBoxTab3 =  
        interface ToolBoxTab2
public interface ToolBoxTab3 extends ToolBoxTab2

The ToolBoxTab3 type exposes the following members.


  Name Description
Public property Collection (Inherited from ToolBoxTab2.)
Public property Collection Gets the collection containing the ToolBoxTab object supporting this property.
Public property DTE (Inherited from ToolBoxTab2.)
Public property DTE Gets the top-level extensibility object.
Public property Expanded Gets or sets whether the Toolbox tab is displayed or rolled up.
Public property ListView (Inherited from ToolBoxTab2.)
Public property ListView Gets or sets a value indicating whether items in a particular ToolBox tab display in List view or Icon view format.
Public property Name (Inherited from ToolBoxTab2.)
Public property Name Gets or sets the name of the ToolBoxTab3 object.
Public property ToolBoxItems (Inherited from ToolBoxTab2.)
Public property ToolBoxItems Gets the collection of ToolBoxItems associated with a ToolBoxTab3.
Public property UniqueID (Inherited from ToolBoxTab2.)
Public property UniqueID Sets or gets a unique ID for the specified tab.



  Name Description
Public method Activate() (Inherited from ToolBoxTab2.)
Public method Activate() Moves the focus to the current item.
Public method Delete() (Inherited from ToolBoxTab2.)
Public method Delete() Removes the ToolBoxTab3 from a collection.



This example selects and activates the first ToolBoxTab3 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
Imports EnvDTE90
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 ToolBoxTabExample(ByVal dte As DTE2)
    Dim tlBox As ToolBox
    Dim tbxTabs As ToolBoxTabs
    Dim tbxTab As ToolBoxTab3
    Dim tbxItem As ToolBoxItem
        ' 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 first Toolbox tab.
        tbxTab = CType(tbxTabs.Item(1), ToolBoxTab3)
        tbxItem = tbxTab.ToolBoxItems.Item(1)
        MsgBox("Toolbox item name: " & tbxItem.Name)
    Catch ex As System.Exception
        MsgBox("ERROR: " & ex.Message)
    End Try
End Sub
using EnvDTE;
using EnvDTE80;
using EnvDTE90;
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 ToolBoxTabExample(DTE2 dte)
    ToolBox tlBox;
    ToolBoxTabs tbxTabs;
    ToolBoxTab3 tbxTab;
    ToolBoxItem tbxItem;
        // Create an object reference to the IDE's ToolBox object and
        // its tabs.
        tlBox = (ToolBox)_applicationObject.Windows.Item
        tbxTabs = tlBox.ToolBoxTabs;
        // Select the first Toolbox Tab.
        tbxTab = (ToolBoxTab3)tbxTabs.Item(1);
        MessageBox.Show("The name of the first Toolbox tab is: " 
+ tbxTab.Name);
        tbxItem = tbxTab.ToolBoxItems.Item(1);
        MessageBox.Show("Toolbox item name: " + tbxItem.Name);
    catch (Exception ex)
        MessageBox.Show("ERROR: " + ex.Message);

See Also


EnvDTE90 Namespace