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OutputWindowPanes.Parent Property

Gets the immediate parent object of a OutputWindowPanes collection.

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

OutputWindow Parent { get; }

Property Value

Type: EnvDTE.OutputWindow
An OutputWindow object.

public void ParentExample(DTE2 dte)
{
    // Retrieve and show the Output window.
    OutputWindow outWin = dte.ToolWindows.OutputWindow;
    outWin.Parent.AutoHides = false;
    outWin.Parent.Activate();

    // Find the "Pane1" Output window pane; if it doesn't exist, 
    // create it.
    OutputWindowPane pane1 = null;
    try
    {
        pane1 = outWin.OutputWindowPanes.Item("Pane1");
    }
    catch
    {
        pane1 = outWin.OutputWindowPanes.Add("Pane1");
    }

    // Find the "Pane2" Output window pane; if it doesn't exist, 
    // create it.
    OutputWindowPane pane2;
    try
    {
        pane2 = outWin.OutputWindowPanes.Item("Pane2");
    }
    catch
    {
        pane2 = outWin.OutputWindowPanes.Add("Pane2");
    }

    MessageBox.Show("The active Output window pane is " + 
        outWin.ActivePane.Name);

    if (MessageBox.Show("Activate Pane1?", "", MessageBoxButtons.YesNo) 
        == DialogResult.Yes)
        pane1.Activate();

    MessageBox.Show("The active Output window pane is " + 
        outWin.ActivePane.Name);
}

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