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ItemOperations.OpenFile Method

Opens a file as though you invoked an Open File command in the integrated development environment (IDE).

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

Window OpenFile(
	string FileName,
	string ViewKind
)

Parameters

FileName
Type: System.String

Required. The full path and name of the file to be opened.

ViewKind
Type: System.String

Optional. A Constants vsViewKind* constant specifying the type of view in which to create the file.

Return Value

Type: EnvDTE.Window
A Window object.

Sub OpenFileExample()
   Dim ItemOp As ItemOperations
   ItemOp = DTE.ItemOperations
   ' Open a log file as a text document.
   ItemOp.OpenFile("c:\windows\ocgen.log", Constants.vsViewKindTextView)
End Sub

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