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SelectionContainer Interface

Represents the selection context with objects that model the selection below the project item level.

Namespace:  EnvDTE
Assembly:  EnvDTE (in EnvDTE.dll)
[GuidAttribute("02273422-8DD4-4A9F-8A8B-D70443D510F4")]
public interface SelectionContainer : IEnumerable

The SelectionContainer type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyCountGets a value indicating the number of objects in the collection.
Public propertyDTEGets the top-level extensibility object.
Public propertyParentGets the immediate parent object of a SelectionContainer object.
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  NameDescription
Public methodGetEnumeratorGets an enumeration for items in a collection.
Public methodItemReturns an object in the SelectionContainer collection.
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The SelectionContainer object is a generic selection-tracking object. There is one global selection object for the environment: DTE.SelectedItems.SelectionContainer.

SelectedItems is a collection that represents individual ProjectItem objects, from which you can get the Project object. Because an item can offer a selection of an arbitrary object within its context, however, the SelectionContainer can represent any type of selected object.

Sub SelectionContainerExample()
   Dim SelContain As SelectionContainer
   Dim ContainerItem As SelectedItem

   ' Set references to the selection container and its selected item.
   SelContain = DTE.SelectedItems.SelectionContainer
   ContainerItem = DTE.SelectedItems.Item(1)

   ' Print the name of the container of the selected item.
   MsgBox(ContainerItem.Name)
End Sub
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