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IsOpen Property (ProjectItem Object)

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Returns a value indicating if the project item is open in a particular view type.

[Visual Basic .NET]
Public ReadOnly Property IsOpen( _
   ByVal ViewKind As String _
) As Boolean
[Visual Basic 6]
Property Get IsOpen( _
   ByVal ViewKind As String _
) As Boolean
HRESULT __stdcall get_IsOpen(
   BSTR ViewKind,
   /* [out, retval] */ VARIANT_BOOL* retVal
bool IsOpen(
   string ViewKind
) {get;}
[JScript .NET]
public function get IsOpen(
   ViewKind : String
) : Boolean


Required. A vsViewKind constant indicating the type of view to check.

Return Value

True if the project is open in the given view type; False if not.


Sub IsOpenExample()
   Dim proj As Project
   Dim projitems As ProjectItems
   Dim msg As String

   ' Reference the current solution and its projects and project items.
   proj = DTE.ActiveSolutionProjects(0)
   projitems = proj.ProjectItems

   ' List properties of the project and its items.
   msg = "Is the item open? " & projitems.Item(1).IsOpen & Chr(13)
   msg = msg & "The project's unique name: " & proj.UniqueName
   ' The following two properties work only if the current project 
   ' contains sub-projects. If it does, then uncomment the lines to run 
   ' them.
   ' msg = msg & "The parent project item name: " & proj.ParentProjectItem.Name & Chr(13)
   ' msg = msg & "The sub-project name: " & projitems.Item(1).SubProject.Name & Chr(13)
End Sub

See Also

Open Method (General Extensibility)

Applies To: ProjectItem Object