_DTE.Properties Property

Returns a Properties collection representing all available categories and subcategories contained in the Options dialog box on the Tools menu.

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


ReadOnly Property Properties ( _
    Category As String, _
    Page As String _
) As Properties
Properties this[
    string Category,
    string Page
] { get; }
property Properties^ Properties[String^ Category, String^ Page] {
    Properties^ get (String^ Category, String^ Page);
abstract Properties : Properties
JScript does not support indexed properties.


  • Category
    Type: System.String
    Required. The name of the property category, such as General or Text Editor.
  • Page
    Type: System.String
    Optional. The name of the property page within the given Category, such as Keyboard.

Property Value

Type: EnvDTE.Properties
A Properties collection containing all available categories and subcategories in the IDE.


The environment-level properties are organized into categories. Within each category, there is a Properties collection for each package or service that contributes to the environment.

If the specified properties collection is not available, Properties returns NULL.


Sub PropertiesExample()
  MsgBox(DTE.Properties("Environment", "General").Count)
End Sub

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See Also


_DTE Interface

EnvDTE Namespace