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ListView Property

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Returns or sets whether items in a particular ToolBox tab display in List view or Icon view format.

[Visual Basic .NET]
Public Property ListView() As Boolean
[Visual Basic 6]
Property Get ListView() As Boolean
Property Let ListView( _
   ByVal NewValue As Boolean _
HRESULT __stdcall get_ListView(
   /* [out, retval] */ VARIANT_BOOL* retVal
HRESULT __stdcall put_ListView(
   /* [in] */ VARIANT_BOOL NewValue
public bool ListView {get; set;}
[JScript .NET]
public function get ListView() : Boolean
public function set ListView(
   NewValue : Boolean


Represents the state of the view. True if the ToolBox tab is in List view, False if not.

Return Value

True if the ToolBox tab is in List view, False if not.


ListView applies on a tab-by-tab basis in the ToolBox. That is, one tab can have List view while another has Icon view.

The List and Icon views are similar to those in Windows Explorer. In List view, the contents of the Toolbox are listed as text descriptions, one after another, with an icon on the left side. In Icon view, each item is represented only by an icon. You can get a tool tip description of the icon by moving over it with the mouse arrow.


Sub ListViewExample()
   ' This toggles the view of the Toolbox.
   ' Define the variables and create an object reference to the IDE's  
   ' ToolBox object.
   Dim win As Window = DTE.Windows.Item(Constants.vsWindowKindToolbox)
   Dim objToolbox As ToolBox = win.Object
   Dim colTbxTabs As ToolBoxTabs

   ' Create an object reference to the ToolBoxTabs object.
   colTbxTabs = objToolbox.ToolBoxTabs

   ' Add a new Text item to the first tab in the Toolbox.
   MsgBox("Turning Toolbox to List view...")
   colTbxTabs.Item(1).ListView = False
   MsgBox("Turning Toolbox to Icon view...")
   colTbxTabs.Item(1).ListView = True
End Sub

See Also

Applies To: ToolBoxTab Object