DTE2.ActiveWindow DTE2.ActiveWindow DTE2.ActiveWindow DTE2.ActiveWindow DTE2.ActiveWindow Property

Definition

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

public:
 property EnvDTE::Window ^ ActiveWindow { EnvDTE::Window ^ get(); };
public:
 property EnvDTE::Window ^ ActiveWindow { EnvDTE::Window ^ get(); };
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.DispId(205)]
[get: System.Runtime.InteropServices.DispId(205)]
public EnvDTE.Window ActiveWindow { get; }
member this.ActiveWindow : EnvDTE.Window
Public ReadOnly Property ActiveWindow As Window
Property Value

A Window object. Returns Nothing if no windows are open.

Implements

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);  
}  

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."

Applies to