LinkedWindows Interface

The LinkedWindows collection contains all windows that have been linked together in the environment.

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

[GuidAttribute("F00EF34A-A654-4C1B-897A-585D5BCBB35A")]
public interface LinkedWindows : IEnumerable

The LinkedWindows type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyCountGets a value indicating the number of objects in the LinkedWindows collection.
Public propertyDTEGets the top-level extensibility object.
Public propertyParentGets the immediate parent object of a LinkedWindows collection.
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  NameDescription
Public methodAddAdds a window to the collection of currently linked windows.
Public methodGetEnumeratorGets an enumerator for items in the collection.
Public methodItemReturns a Window object in a LinkedWindows collection.
Public methodRemoveRemoves a window from the collection of currently linked windows.
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Reference this object by using DTE.Windows.Window.LinkedWindows.

Sub LinkedWindowsExample()
   Dim Frame As Window
   Dim w1 As Window = DTE.Windows.Item(Constants.vsWindowKindSolutionExplorer)
   Dim w2 As Window = DTE.Windows.Item(Constants.vsWindowKindOutput)
   Dim w3 As Window = DTE.Windows.Item(Constants.vsWindowKindCommandWindow)

   ' Create a linked window frame and dock Solution 
...' Explorer and the Output window together inside it.
   Frame = DTE.Windows.CreateLinkedWindowFrame(w1, w2, _
   vsLinkedWindowType.vsLinkedWindowTypeDocked)
   MsgBox("Total number of windows in the linked window frame: " & Frame.LinkedWindows.Count)

   ' Add another tool window, the Command window, to the frame with 
   ' the other two.
   Frame.LinkedWindows.Add(w3)
   MsgBox("Total number of windows in the linked window frame: " & Frame.LinkedWindows.Count)

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

   ' Resize the height of the Command window.
   Frame.LinkedWindows.Item(3).Height = 800
   MsgBox("Now undocking the Command window from the frame.")

   ' Undock the Command window from the frame.
   Frame.LinkedWindows.Remove(w3)
End Sub

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