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Macros.DTE Property

Gets the top-level extensibility object.

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

DTE DTE { get; }

Property Value

Type: EnvDTE.DTE
A DTE object.

In Visual Studio, the DTE object is the root of the automation model, which other object models often call "Application."

public void CodeExample(DTE2 dte, AddIn addin)
{
    // INSTRUCTIONS: Run this code, open a solution, start
    // recording a macro, then connect the addin containing this code.
    try
    {
        Macros mac = dte.Macros;
        if (mac.IsRecording)
        {
            mac.Pause();
            if (!mac.IsRecording)
                mac.Resume();
            mac.EmitMacroCode("rem Code added by the EmitMacroCode method");
            // Demonstrate these two properties return the same reference.
            bool test = mac.DTE.Equals(mac.Parent);
            if (test) MessageBox.Show("The DTE and Parent property refer to the same object.");
            else MessageBox.Show("The DTE and Parent property do not refer to the same object.");
        }
        else MessageBox.Show("Start a macro recording session and reconnect addin");
    }
    catch(Exception ex)
    {
        MessageBox.Show(ex.Message);
    }
}

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