Tools windows are child windows of the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) that are used to display information. The Toolbox, Solution Explorer, Properties window, and Web Browser are examples of tool windows provided by the IDE.
Presents the information that you must know to understand tool windows.
Shows how to create a tool window by using the Visual Studio Integration Package Wizard.
Describes how to register and configure tool windows.
Explains how to open a tool window programmatically.
Explains how to open and close a tool window programmatically, depending on user interface (UI) context.
Presents the most common scenarios for working with tool windows.
Provides guidelines for enhancing the usability of the windows in Visual Studio.
Explains how to use Visual Studio services to create UI elements that match the rest of Visual Studio.