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SelectionContainer Interface

Represents the selection context with objects that model the selection below the project item level.

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

[GuidAttribute("02273422-8DD4-4A9F-8A8B-D70443D510F4")] 
public interface SelectionContainer : IEnumerable
/** @attribute GuidAttribute("02273422-8DD4-4A9F-8A8B-D70443D510F4") */ 
public interface SelectionContainer extends IEnumerable
GuidAttribute("02273422-8DD4-4A9F-8A8B-D70443D510F4") 
public interface SelectionContainer extends IEnumerable

The SelectionContainer object is a generic selection-tracking object. There is one global selection object for the environment: DTE.SelectedItems.SelectionContainer.

SelectedItems is a collection that represents individual ProjectItem objects, from which you can get the Project object. Because an item can offer a selection of an arbitrary object within its context, however, the SelectionContainer can represent any type of selected object.

Sub SelectionContainerExample()
   Dim SelContain As SelectionContainer
   Dim ContainerItem As SelectedItem

   ' Set references to the selection container and its selected item.
   SelContain = DTE.SelectedItems.SelectionContainer
   ContainerItem = DTE.SelectedItems.Item(1)

   ' Print the name of the container of the selected item.
   MsgBox(ContainerItem.Name)
End Sub
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