ProvideToolboxItemConfigurationAttribute Class

Registers a VSPackage as supplying a particular implementation of IConfigureToolboxItem. Used in conjunction with ProvideAssemblyFilterAttribute.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.11.0 (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.11.0.dll)


<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class, Inherited := True, AllowMultiple := True)> _
Public NotInheritable Class ProvideToolboxItemConfigurationAttribute _
    Inherits RegistrationAttribute
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class, Inherited = true, AllowMultiple = true)]
public sealed class ProvideToolboxItemConfigurationAttribute : RegistrationAttribute
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets::Class, Inherited = true, AllowMultiple = true)]
public ref class ProvideToolboxItemConfigurationAttribute sealed : public RegistrationAttribute
[<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class, Inherited = true, AllowMultiple = true)>]
type ProvideToolboxItemConfigurationAttribute =  
        inherit RegistrationAttribute 
public final class ProvideToolboxItemConfigurationAttribute extends RegistrationAttribute

The ProvideToolboxItemConfigurationAttribute type exposes the following members.


  Name Description
Public method ProvideToolboxItemConfigurationAttribute Initializes a new instance of ProvideToolboxItemConfigurationAttribute.



  Name Description
Public property ObjectType Gets the type of the toolbox item configuration.
Public property TypeId Gets the current instance of this attribute. (Inherited from RegistrationAttribute.)



  Name Description
Public method Equals Infrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public method GetHashCode Returns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public method GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method IsDefaultAttribute When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public method Match When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public method Register Registers the toolbox item configuration. (Overrides RegistrationAttribute.Register(RegistrationAttribute.RegistrationContext).)
Public method ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method Unregister Removes the registry key. (Overrides RegistrationAttribute.Unregister(RegistrationAttribute.RegistrationContext).)


Explicit Interface Implementations

  Name Description
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method _Attribute.GetIDsOfNames Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method _Attribute.GetTypeInfo Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method _Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method _Attribute.Invoke Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)



Attribute Context

Applies to

Classes providing VSPackages by implementing IVsPackage, Package.



Required attributes

ProvideAssemblyFilterAttribute (applied to the class implementing IConfigureToolboxItem.

Invalid attributes


A specific instance of ProvideToolboxItemConfigurationAttribute is defined for each instance of IConfigureToolboxItem.

When this attribute is applied to a class that implements IVsPackage or Package, it informs Visual Studio that this VSPackage supplies an implementation of IConfigureToolboxItem.

A VSPackage can have more than one instance of ProvideToolboxItemConfigurationAttribute applied to it.


In the example below, the PackageItemConfiguration implementation is registered as providing the class ToolboxConfig to support an implementation of IConfigureToolboxItem.

using MSVSIP = Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell;

namespace Vsip.ItemConfiguration
    // Walkthrough1
    [MSVSIP.InstalledProductRegistration(100, 102, "1.0", IconResId = 400)]
    [MSVSIP.RegisterLoadKey("Standard", "1.0", "Package Name", "Company", 1)]
    [MSVSIP.ProvideMenuResource(1000, 1)]
    public class ItemConfiguration : MSVSIP.Package 

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also


Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell Namespace




Other Resources

Toolbox (Visual Studio SDK)