CommandWindow.Parent Property


Gets the immediate parent object of a given object.

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

Window Parent { get; }

Property Value

Type: EnvDTE.Window

A Window object.

The Parent property returns the immediate parent to the object or collection.

public void CodeExample(DTE2 dte, AddIn addin)
        // Get a reference to a Command window.
        Window win = dte.Windows.Item(EnvDTE.Constants.vsWindowKindCommandWindow);
        CommandWindow cmdWin = (CommandWindow)win.Object;
        // Add some text to the window.
        cmdWin.OutputString("This is a line of text in the CommandWindow TextDocument");
        // Return the contents of the TextDocument and display them.
        TextDocument txtDoc = cmdWin.TextDocument;
        TextSelection txtSel = txtDoc.Selection;
        TextRanges txtRanges = txtSel.TextRanges;
        // Show text in textdocument.
        foreach (TextRange txtRange in txtRanges)
        // Show the CommandWindow's parent object's caption property.
        MessageBox.Show("The Parent window's caption: " + cmdWin.Parent.Caption);
        // Show the application object containing the CommandWindow.
    catch(Exception ex)
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