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IVsShell.LoadPackage Method

Triggers a VSPackage implementation DLL to be loaded into the environment.

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

int LoadPackage(
	ref Guid guidPackage,
	out IVsPackage ppPackage


Type: System.Guid

[in] Unique identifier of the VSPackage.

Type: Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.IVsPackage

[out, retval] Pointer to the IVsPackage interface of the VSPackage that has just been loaded.

Return Value

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

COM Signature

From vsshell.idl:

HRESULT IVsShell::LoadPackage(
   [in] REFGUID guidPackage,
   [out, retval] IVsPackage **ppPackage

This method is called internally, instead of directly by the user. The VSPackage is not registered in the global portion of the registry; it is registered relative to the Microsoft Visual Studio hierarchy in the registry. For more information, see ILocalRegistry2.