_Solution Interface

 

Represents all projects and solution-wide properties in the integrated development environment (IDE). Refer to Solution for this functionality. Do not instantiate from this class.

Namespace:   EnvDTE
Assembly:  EnvDTE (in EnvDTE.dll)

[GuidAttribute("26F6CC4B-7A48-4E4D-8AF5-9E960232E05F")]
public interface _Solution : IEnumerable

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyAddIns

Gets an AddIns collection, which contains all currently available add-ins associated with the solution.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCount

Gets a value indicating the number of objects in the collection.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyDTE

Gets the top-level extensibility object.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyExtender[String]

Gets the requested Extender object if it is available for this object.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyExtenderCATID

Gets the Extender category ID (CATID) for the object.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyExtenderNames

Gets a list of available Extenders for the object.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyFileName

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Microsoft Internal Use Only.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyFullName

Gets the full path and name of the object's file.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyGlobals

Gets the Globals that contains add-in values that may be saved in the solution (.sln) file, the project file, or in the user's profile data.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsDirty

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Microsoft Internal Use Only.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsOpen

Determines if a solution is open.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyParent

Gets the immediate parent object of a _Solution.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyProjects

Gets a collection of the projects currently in the solution.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyProperties

Gets a collection of all properties that pertain to the _Solution.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySaved

Returns true if the object has not been modified since last being saved or opened.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySolutionBuild

Gets the SolutionBuild object for the solution, which represents the root of the build automation model at the solution level.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTemplatePath[String]

Gets the full path and name of the directory that contains templates for the specified type of project.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodAddFromFile(String, Boolean)

Adds a project to the solution, based on a project file already stored in the system.

System_CAPS_pubmethodAddFromTemplate(String, String, String, Boolean)

Copies an existing project file, and any items or subdirectories it contains, to the specified location and adds it to the solution.

System_CAPS_pubmethodClose(Boolean)

Closes the current solution.

System_CAPS_pubmethodCreate(String, String)

Creates an empty solution in the specified directory with the specified name.

System_CAPS_pubmethodFindProjectItem(String)

Locates an item in a project.

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetEnumerator()

Returns an enumeration for items in a collection.

System_CAPS_pubmethodItem(Object)

Returns a Project object in a Projects collection.

System_CAPS_pubmethodOpen(String)

Opens the solution in the specified view.

System_CAPS_pubmethodProjectItemsTemplatePath(String)

Returns the location of project item templates for the specified project type.

System_CAPS_pubmethodRemove(Project)

Removes the specified project from the solution.

System_CAPS_pubmethodSaveAs(String)

Saves the solution.

The Solution object is a collection of all the projects in the current instance of the IDE and all solution-wide properties such as build configurations. The Solution object contains a project element for every project, whether it is a wrapped project, a subproject, or a top-level project.

Reference this object using DTE.Solution. To refer to virtual projects such as MiscFiles or SolutionItems, use Solution.Item(EnvDTE.Constants.vsProjectKindMisc) or Solution.Item(EnvDTE.Constants.vsProjectKindSolutionItems).

Sub SolutionExample()
   'This function creates a solution and adds a Visual Basic Console
   'project to it. 
   Dim soln As Solution
   Dim proj As Project
   Dim msg As String

   'Create a reference to the solution.
   soln = DTE.Solution

   ' Create a new solution.
   soln.Create("c:\temp2", "MyNewSolution")

   ' Create a new VB project from a template. 
   ' Adjust the template path and save path as needed.
   proj = soln.AddFromTemplate("<template path>\ConsoleApplication.vbproj", "c:\temp2", "My New Project", True)
   ' Save the new solution and project.
   soln.SaveAs("c:\temp2\newsolution.sln")
   msg = "Created new solution: " & soln.FullName & vbCrLf
   msg = msg & "Created new project: " & proj.Name
   MsgBox(msg)
End Sub
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