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Windows2 Interface 

The Windows collection contains all windows in the environment.

Namespace: EnvDTE80
Assembly: EnvDTE80 (in envdte80.dll)

[GuidAttribute("31EFB5B1-C655-4ADA-BB52-3ED87FB2A4AE")] 
public interface Windows2 : Windows
/** @attribute GuidAttribute("31EFB5B1-C655-4ADA-BB52-3ED87FB2A4AE") */ 
public interface Windows2 extends Windows
GuidAttribute("31EFB5B1-C655-4ADA-BB52-3ED87FB2A4AE") 
public interface Windows2 extends Windows

This example links together the Output Window, the Command Window, and Solution Explorer. It then manipulates the width and height of these linked windows, and it finally undocks them all from the linked window frame.

For more information about how to run this example as an add-in, see How to: Compile and Run the Automation Object Model Code Examples.

using EnvDTE;
using EnvDTE80;
using System.Windows.Forms;
public void OnConnection(object application, ext_ConnectMode
 connectMode, object addInInst, ref Array custom)
{
    _applicationObject = (DTE2)application;
    _addInInstance = (AddIn)addInInst;
    LinkedWindowsExample(_applicationObject);
}
public void LinkedWindowsExample(DTE2 dte)
{
    Window2 Frame;
    Windows2 wins;
    wins = (EnvDTE80.Windows2)_applicationObject.Windows;
    Window2 w1 = 
(EnvDTE80.Window2)_applicationObject.Windows.Item
(Constants.vsWindowKindSolutionExplorer);
Window2 w2 =
 (EnvDTE80.Window2)_applicationObject.Windows.Item
(Constants.vsWindowKindOutput);
    Window2 w3 = 
(EnvDTE80.Window2)_applicationObject.Windows.Item
(Constants.vsWindowKindCommandWindow);
    // Create a linked window frame and dock Solution Explorer
    // and the Output window together inside it.
    Frame = (EnvDTE80.Window2)wins.CreateLinkedWindowFrame
(w1, w2, vsLinkedWindowType.vsLinkedWindowTypeDocked);
    MessageBox.Show("Total number of windows in the linked 
window frame: " + Frame.LinkedWindows.Count);
    // Add another tool window, the Command window, to the frame with
    // the other two.
    Frame.LinkedWindows.Add(w3);
    MessageBox.Show("Total number of windows in the linked 
window frame: " + Frame.LinkedWindows.Count);
    // Resize the entire linked window frame.
    Frame.Width = 500;
    Frame.Height = 600;
    MessageBox.Show("Frame height and width changed.
 Now changing Command window height.");
    // Resize the height of the Command window.
    Frame.LinkedWindows.Item(3).Height = 800;
    MessageBox.Show("Now undocking the Command window from 
the frame.");
    // Undock the Command window from the frame.
    Frame.LinkedWindows.Remove(w3);
    MessageBox.Show("Now undocking the rest of the windows 
from the frame.");
    Frame.LinkedWindows.Remove(w2);
    Frame.LinkedWindows.Remove(w1);
}
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