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Windows Interface

The Windows collection contains all windows in the environment.

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

[GuidAttribute("2294311A-B7BC-4789-B365-1C15FF2CD17C")] 
public interface Windows : IEnumerable
/** @attribute GuidAttribute("2294311A-B7BC-4789-B365-1C15FF2CD17C") */ 
public interface Windows extends IEnumerable
GuidAttribute("2294311A-B7BC-4789-B365-1C15FF2CD17C") 
public interface Windows extends IEnumerable

Sub LinkedWindowsExample()
   Dim Frame As Window
   Dim w1 As Window = DTE.Windows.Item(Constants.vsWindowKindSolutionExplorer)
   Dim w2 As Window = DTE.Windows.Item(Constants.vsWindowKindOutput)
   Dim w3 As Window = DTE.Windows.Item(Constants.vsWindowKindCommandWindow)

   ' Create a linked window frame and dock Solution Explorer 
   ' and the Ouput window together inside it.
   Frame = DTE.Windows.CreateLinkedWindowFrame(w1, w2, vsLinkedWindowType.vsLinkedWindowTypeDocked)
   MsgBox("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)
   MsgBox("Total number of windows in the linked window frame: " & Frame.LinkedWindows.Count)

   ' Resize the entire linked window frame.
   Frame.Width = 500
   Frame.Height = 600
   MsgBox("Frame height and width changed. Now changing Command window height.")

   ' Resize the height of the Command window.
   Frame.LinkedWindows.Item(3).Height = 800
   MsgBox("Now undocking the Command window from the frame.")

   ' Undock the Command window from the frame.
   Frame.LinkedWindows.Remove(w3)
End Sub

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