TextPane Interface

Represents a pane within a text editor window.

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

public interface TextPane

The TextPane type exposes the following members.

Public propertyCollectionGets the collection containing the TextPane object supporting this property.
Public propertyDTEGets the top-level extensibility object.
Public propertyHeightGets the height of the text pane in character units.
Public propertySelectionGets an object representing the current selection on the TextPane object.
Public propertyStartPointGets the TextPoint object representing the first displayed character of the pane.
Public propertyWidthGets the width of the pane in character units.
Public propertyWindowGets the Window object that contains the pane.

Public methodActivateMoves the focus to the current item.
Public methodIsVisibleReturns a value indicating whether the character or specified characters are visible in the text pane.
Public methodTryToShowAdjusts the location of the view in the text buffer so that the indicated range of text is shown in the text pane, if possible. You can control where in the pane the text displays.

You can split a text editor window into two panes. The TextPane object gives you access to the text selected in each pane, as well as the pane's properties such as height, width, and so on.

public void TextPaneExample(_DTE dte)
    TextWindow tw;
    TextPane tpn;
    TextPoint tpt;

    tw = (TextWindow)dte.ActiveWindow.Object;
    tpn = tw.ActivePane;
    MessageBox.Show ("The active pane is " + tpn.Height.ToString () + " 
    lines high and " + tpn.Width.ToString () + " columns wide.");
    tpt = tpn.StartPoint;
    MessageBox.Show ("It begins at line " + tpt.Line.ToString () + ", 
    column " + tpt.LineCharOffset.ToString () + ".");