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Document Windows

Visual Studio provides document windows for VSPackage implementers. You typically use a document window when you:

  • Need editors or edit controls.

  • Must persist information that is created or modified in a window.

Document windows are child windows of the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE). The multiple document interface (MDI) can create multiple instances. Document windows can be docked or float freely. For more information, see Arranging and Using Windows in Visual Studio.

Document Windows Overview

Provides an overview of document windows and how to implement them.

Document Window Implementation

Provides details about how to implement a document window.

Running Document Table

Provides an overview of the running document table and lists all the entries that it contains.

Persistence and the Running Document Table

Provides details about how projects manage the persistence of their project items.

User Interfaces

Explains how to use Visual Studio services to create UI elements that match the rest of Visual Studio.

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