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UIHierarchyItem Interface

Represents an item that shows hierarchical tree data, such as Solution Explorer, in a standard tool window in the integrated development environment (IDE).

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

[GuidAttribute("FBD0D024-09CD-4D9F-9E2B-CACD628426A5")]
public interface UIHierarchyItem

The UIHierarchyItem type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyCollectionGets the collection containing the UIHierarchyItem object supporting this property.
Public propertyDTEGets the top-level extensibility object.
Public propertyIsSelectedGets whether a node is selected.
Public propertyNameGets the name of the object.
Public propertyObjectGets an object that can be accessed by name at run time.
Public propertyUIHierarchyItemsGets a collection representing children of the item.
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  NameDescription
Public methodSelectCauses the specified item to become active in the user interface.
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Sub UIHierarchyItemExample()
   'Reference the UIHierarchy, UIHierarchyItem, and OutputWindow objects.
   Dim UIH As UIHierarchy = _
     DTE.Windows.Item(Constants.vsWindowKindMacroExplorer).Object
   Dim samples As UIHierarchyItem = UIH.GetItem("Macros\Samples")
   Dim OWPane As OutputWindowPane = GetOutputWindowPane("List Macros")
   Dim file As UIHierarchyItem

   OWPane.Clear()
   For Each file In samples.UIHierarchyItems
      OWPane.OutputString(file.Name & _
        Microsoft.VisualBasic.Constants.vbCrLf)
      Dim macro As UIHierarchyItem
      For Each macro In file.UIHierarchyItems
         OWPane.OutputString("   " & macro.Name & _
           Microsoft.VisualBasic.Constants.vbCrLf)
      Next
   Next
End Sub

Function GetOutputWindowPane(ByVal Name As String, Optional ByVal show _
  As Boolean = True) As OutputWindowPane
   Dim win As Window = _
     DTE.Windows.Item(EnvDTE.Constants.vsWindowKindOutput)
   If show Then win.Visible = True
   Dim ow As OutputWindow = win.Object
   Dim owpane As OutputWindowPane
   Try
      owpane = ow.OutputWindowPanes.Item(Name)
   Catch e As System.Exception
      owpane = ow.OutputWindowPanes.Add(Name)
   End Try
   owpane.Activate()
   Return owpane
End Function
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