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ToolBox Interface

Represents the ToolBox in the integrated development environment (IDE).

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

[GuidAttribute("56FCD5AF-7F17-4C5C-AA8D-AE2BB2DDBF38")] 
public interface ToolBox
/** @attribute GuidAttribute("56FCD5AF-7F17-4C5C-AA8D-AE2BB2DDBF38") */ 
public interface ToolBox
GuidAttribute("56FCD5AF-7F17-4C5C-AA8D-AE2BB2DDBF38") 
public interface ToolBox

A Window object represents the ToolBox's window. The ToolBox contains a collection of ToolBoxTab objects, such as controls. Individual items in the ToolBox tabs are represented by ToolBoxItem objects.

A special tab named Clipboard contains the last 15 items cut or copied to the clipboard.

There is only one ToolBox object in the IDE.

Sub ToolboxExample()
    ' Define the variables and create an object reference to the IDE's  
    ' ToolBox object.
    Dim win As Window = DTE.Windows.Item(Constants.vsWindowKindToolbox)
    Dim tlBox As ToolBox = win.Object
    Dim tbxTabs As ToolBoxTabs

    ' Create an object reference to the ToolBoxTabs object.
    tbxTabs = tlBox.ToolBoxTabs

    ' Now you can manipulate the ToolBox.
    ' List the total number of tabs in the ToolBox.
    MsgBox("Number of ToolBox tabs: " & tbxTabs.Count)
End Sub

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