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AddIns Interface

Contains all add-ins listed in the Add-In Manager dialog box if they are DTE.AddIns, or all of the add-ins loaded by a particular solution if they are ProjectSolution.AddIns.

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

[GuidAttribute(L"50590801-D13E-4404-80C2-5CA30A4D0EE8")] 
public interface class AddIns : IEnumerable
/** @attribute GuidAttribute("50590801-D13E-4404-80C2-5CA30A4D0EE8") */ 
public interface AddIns extends IEnumerable
GuidAttribute("50590801-D13E-4404-80C2-5CA30A4D0EE8") 
public interface AddIns extends IEnumerable

An AddIn object provides information about an add-in to other add-ins. Only registered add-ins can be represented by an AddIn object.

The IDTExtensibility2 interface contains the OnAddInsUpdate method that occurs when the AddIns collection is updated, unless the add-in is a solution add-in.

Sub AddInsExample()
   ' For this example to work correctly, there should be an add-in 
   ' available in the Visual Studio environment.
   ' Set object references.
   Dim addincoll As AddIns
   Dim addinobj As AddIn
   
   ' Register an add-in, check DTE add-in count before and after the 
   ' update.
   addincoll = DTE.AddIns
   MsgBox("AddIns collection parent name: " & addincoll.Parent.Name)
   MsgBox("Number of Add-ins: " & addincoll.Count)
   ' NOTE: Use regsvr32 for Visual C++, regasm for Visual Basic 
   ' and Visual C#. Also, the pathname used below is an example only.
   Shell("regasm F:\AddIns\RegExplore\Debug\regexplore.dll")
   addincoll.Update()
   MsgBox("Number of Add-ins: " & addincoll.Count)
   addinobj = addincoll.Item(1)
End Sub 

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