IVsTextView.Initialize Method

Creates the view and allows clients to specify one or more TextViewInitFlags options.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.TextManager.Interop
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.TextManager.Interop (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.TextManager.Interop.dll)

int Initialize(
	IVsTextLines pBuffer,
	IntPtr hwndParent,
	uint InitFlags,
	INITVIEW[] pInitView
)

Parameters

pBuffer
Type: Microsoft.VisualStudio.TextManager.Interop.IVsTextLines

[in] Pointer to a text buffer object to attach the view to.

hwndParent
Type: System.IntPtr

[in] Specifies a handle to the parent window.

InitFlags
Type: System.UInt32

[in] Specifies view options. For a list of InitFlags values, see TextViewInitFlags.

pInitView
Type: Microsoft.VisualStudio.TextManager.Interop.INITVIEW[]

[in] Pointer to the view you want to initialize.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
If the method succeeds, it returns S_OK. If it fails, it returns an error code.

COM Signature

From textmgr.idl:

HRESULT IVsTextView::Initialize(
   [in] IVsTextLines *pBuffer,
   [in] HWND hwndParent,
   [in] DWORD InitFlags,
   [in] const INITVIEW *pInitView
);

When you hook up your language service to the core text editor, the editor automatically provides you with a view, which it initializes. You only need to call Initialize to initialize a view that you created separately and hooked up later.

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