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Delete Method (General Extensibility)

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Deletes items as follows:

  • For the Breakpoint object, deletes the breakpoint.
  • For the CodeAttribute, ToolBoxItem and ToolBoxTab objects, removes an object from a collection.
  • For the Command object, removes a named command that was created with Commands.AddNamedCommand.
  • For the Project object, removes the project from storage.
  • For the ProjectItem object, removes the item from the project and its storage.
  • For the SolutionConfiguration object, removes the SolutionConfiguration object from use.
  • For the TaskItem object, removes the task item from the collection.
  • For the WindowConfiguration object, removes the window configuration from the collection.
[Visual Basic .NET]
Public Sub Delete() 
[Visual Basic 6]
Sub Delete() 
HRESULT __stdcall Delete();
void Delete();
[JScript .NET]
public function Delete()


For the SolutionConfiguration object, the last remaining solution configuration cannot be deleted.


The following code deletes the selected code:

Sub DeleteExample()
   Dim objToolbox As ToolBox
   Dim colTbxTabs As ToolBoxTabs
   Dim objTab As ToolBoxTab
   Dim colTbxItems As ToolBoxItems
   Dim objTbxItem As ToolBoxItem

   ' Create references to the IDE's ToolBox object and ToolBoxTabs 
   ' collection.
   objToolbox = DTE.Windows.Item(Constants.vsWindowKindToolbox).Object
   colTbxTabs = objToolbox.ToolBoxTabs
   objTab = colTbxTabs.Item(1)
   colTbxItems = objTab.ToolBoxItems

   ' Add a new tab to the ToolBox.
   objTab = colTbxTabs.Add("Sample ToolBoxTab")

   ' Add a couple of new ToolboxItem objects to the new tab we just added.
   objTbxItem = objTab.ToolBoxItems.Add("Text Item", "Hello world")
   objTbxItem = objTab.ToolBoxItems.Add("HTML Item", "Hello world", vsToolBoxItemFormat.vsToolBoxItemFormatHTML)

   ' Select the third item on the newly-created tab in the Toolbox and 
   ' delete it.
   If (MsgBox("Delete the selected ToolBox item?", vbYesNo) = vbYes) Then
   End If
End Sub

See Also

Applies To: Breakpoint Object | CodeAttribute Object | Command Object | Project Object | ProjectItem Object | SolutionConfiguration Object | TaskItem Object | ToolBoxItem Object | ToolBoxTab Object | VCCodeAttribute Object | WindowConfiguration Object