ToolWindows.GetToolWindow Method

Allows the user to retrieve a window by its title.

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


Function GetToolWindow ( _
    Name As String _
) As Object
Object GetToolWindow(
    string Name
Object^ GetToolWindow(
    String^ Name
abstract GetToolWindow : 
        Name:string -> Object
function GetToolWindow(
    Name : String
) : Object


Return Value

Type: System.Object
A Window object.


This add-in obtains the caption of the Output Window, after retrieving it using the GetToolWindow method. For more information about how to run the automation examples, see How to: Compile and Run the Automation Object Model Code Examples.

Imports EnvDTE
Imports EnvDTE80
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 GetToolWindow(ByVal dte As DTE2)
    Dim win As OutputWindow
    win = _applicationObject.ToolWindows.OutputWindow
    Dim aStr As String = win.Parent.Caption
    win = CType(_applicationObject.ToolWindows.GetToolWindow(aStr), _
    MsgBox("The window caption, obtained via GetToolWindow method, _
 is: " & vbCr & win.Parent.Caption)
End Sub
using EnvDTE;
using EnvDTE80;
using System.Windows.Forms;
public void OnConnection(object application, 
ext_ConnectMode connectMode, object addInInst, ref Array custom)
    _applicationObject = (DTE2)application;
    _addInInstance = (AddIn)addInInst;
    GetToolWindow (_applicationObject);
public void GetToolWindow (DTE2 dte)
    Output win;
    win = _applicationObject.ToolWindows.OutputWindow;
    String aStr = win.Parent.Caption;
    win = 
MessageBox.Show(("The window caption, obtained via GetToolWindow
 method, is: " + "\n" + win.Parent.Caption);

.NET Framework Security

See Also


ToolWindows Interface

EnvDTE80 Namespace