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ObjectKind Property

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Returns the type of the Window.Object object, which is a GUID string representing the tool contained in the window.

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


The GUID can be used as an index to Window.Item.


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

   ' 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)

   ' View some window properties.
   MsgBox("Window ObjectKind property value: " & Frame.ObjectKind)
   MsgBox("Window Caption: " & Frame.Caption)

   ' Resize the entire linked window frame.
   Frame.Width = 500
   Frame.Height = 600
   Frame.Left = 100
   MsgBox("Frame height and width changed. Now changing Command window height.")
End Sub

See Also

Applies To: Window Object

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