SelectedItems.DTE Property


Gets the top-level extensibility object.

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

DTE DTE { get; }

Property Value

Type: EnvDTE.DTE

A DTE object.

In Visual Studio, the DTE object is the root of the automation model, which other object models often call "Application."

public void CodeExample(DTE2 dte)
        // Open project and select one or more items in 
        // Solution Explorer before running this example.
        SelectedItem selItem;
        SelectedItems selItems;
        string msg = "";
        if (dte.SelectedItems.Count > 0)
            selItems = dte.SelectedItems;
            selItem = selItems.Item(1);
            msg = "The first selected item is " + selItem.Name;
            msg += "\n Do the Parent and DTE property return the same object? " + (selItems.DTE.Equals(selItems.Parent)).ToString();
    catch(Exception ex)
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