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LinkedWindows Collection

Visual Studio .NET 2003

The LinkedWindows collection contains all of the windows that have been linked together in the environment.

DTE

   Windows

      Window

         LinkedWindows

[Visual Basic .NET]
Public Interface LinkedWindows
    Inherits IDispatch
[Visual Basic 6]
Class LinkedWindows
[C++]
interface LinkedWindows : IDispatch
[C#]
public interface LinkedWindows : IDispatch
[JScript .NET]
public interface LinkedWindows extends IDispatch

Remarks

Reference this object using DTE.Windows.Window.LinkedWindows.

Requirements

Namespace: EnvDTE

File: dte.olb

Example

Sub LinkedWindowsExample()
   Dim Frame As Window
   Dim w1 As Window = DTE.Windows.Item(Constants.vsWindowKindSolutionExplorer)
   Dim w2 As Window = DTE.Windows.Item(Constants.vsWindowKindOutput)
   Dim w3 As Window = DTE.Windows.Item(Constants.vsWindowKindCommandWindow)

   'Create a linked window frame and dock together the Solution Explorer 
   'and Ouput windows together inside it.
   Frame = DTE.Windows.CreateLinkedWindowFrame(w1, w2, vsLinkedWindowType.vsLinkedWindowTypeDocked)
   MsgBox("Total number of windows in the linked window frame: " & Frame.LinkedWindows.Count)

   'Add an additional tool window, the Command window, to the frame with 
   'the other two.
   Frame.LinkedWindows.Add(w3)
   MsgBox("Total number of windows in the linked window frame: " & Frame.LinkedWindows.Count)

   'Resize the entire linked window frame.
   Frame.Width = 500
   Frame.Height = 600
   MsgBox("Frame height and width changed. Now changing Command window height.")

   'Resize the height of the Command window.
   Frame.LinkedWindows.Item(3).Height = 800
   MsgBox("Now undocking the Command window from the frame.")

   'Undock the Command window from the frame.
   Frame.LinkedWindows.Remove(w3)
End Sub

See Also

LinkedWindows Property | Properties, Methods, and Events

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