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LinkedWindows Property

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Returns a collection of all linked windows contained in the linked window frame.

[Visual Basic .NET]
Public ReadOnly Property LinkedWindows() As LinkedWindows
[Visual Basic 6]
Property Get LinkedWindows() As LinkedWindows
HRESULT __stdcall get_LinkedWindows(
   /* [out, retval] */ LinkedWindows** retVal
public LinkedWindows LinkedWindows {get;}
[JScript .NET]
public function get LinkedWindows() : LinkedWindows

Return Value

Returns a LinkedWindows collection.


Only windows that are linked with others have a LinkedWindows Collection. For other unlinked windows, LinkedWindows returns Nothing.


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 together the Solution Explorer 
   'and Ouput windows 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 an additional tool window, the Command window, to the frame with 
   'the other two.
   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.
End Sub

See Also

Applies To: Window Object