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_DTE.ActiveDocument Property

Gets the active document.

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

Document ActiveDocument { get; }

Property Value

Type: EnvDTE.Document
A Document object.

An active document is one that has the focus. To make another document active, set the focus on its 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."

Sub ActiveDocumentExample()
  Dim objTextDoc As TextDocument
  Dim objEP As EditPoint
  
  'Create a new text document.
  Call DTE.ItemOperations.NewFile("General\Text File")
  'Get a handle to the new document.
  Set objTextDoc = DTE.ActiveDocument.Object("TextDocument")
  Set objEP = objTextDoc.StartPoint.CreateEditPoint
  'Create an EditPoint and add some text.
  objEP.Insert "A test sentence."
End Sub

Sub DocumentExample()
  Dim doc As Document
  Dim desc As String

  Set doc = DTE.ActiveDocument
  desc = "You are editing a "
  If (doc.ReadOnly) Then
    desc = desc & "read-only"
  Else
    desc = desc & "writable"
  End If
  desc = desc & " document called " & doc.Name & " located at " & doc.Path
  MsgBox desc
End Sub

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