DTE2.ActiveWindow Property

Gets the currently active window, or the top-most window if no others are active.

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

Syntax

'Declaration
ReadOnly Property ActiveWindow As Window
Window ActiveWindow { get; }
property Window^ ActiveWindow {
    Window^ get ();
}
abstract ActiveWindow : Window
function get ActiveWindow () : Window

Property Value

Type: EnvDTE.Window
A Window object. Returns Nothing if no windows are open.

Implements

_DTE.ActiveWindow

Remarks

ActiveWindow returns the environment's active window.

You can set the caption only on Tool windows. If you attempt to set the caption on other window types, such as Document windows, you get the error, "Unspecified error."

Examples

Sub ActiveWindowExample(ByVal dte As DTE2)

    ' Create two text files.
    Dim doc1 As Document = _
        dte.ItemOperations.NewFile(, "Document1").Document
    dte.ItemOperations.NewFile(, "Document2")

    MsgBox("The active window is " & dte.ActiveWindow.Caption)

    If MsgBox("Activate Document1?", MsgBoxStyle.YesNo) = _
        MsgBoxResult.Yes Then
        doc1.Activate()
    End If

    MsgBox("The active window is " & dte.ActiveWindow.Caption)

End Sub
public void ActiveWindowExample(DTE2 dte)
{
    // Create two text files.
    Document doc1 = dte.ItemOperations.NewFile(@"General\Text File", 
        "Document1", Constants.vsViewKindPrimary).Document;
    dte.ItemOperations.NewFile(@"General\Text File", "Document2", 
        Constants.vsViewKindPrimary);

    MessageBox.Show("The active window is " + 
        dte.ActiveWindow.Caption);

    if (MessageBox.Show("Activate Document1?", "", 
        MessageBoxButtons.YesNo) == DialogResult.Yes)
        doc1.Activate();

    MessageBox.Show("The active window is " + 
        dte.ActiveWindow.Caption);
}

.NET Framework Security

See Also

Reference

DTE2 Interface

EnvDTE80 Namespace

Other Resources

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