Thread.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."

The following example demonstrates how to use the DTE property.

To test this property:

  1. Set the breakpoint inside the worker thread callback method.

  2. Run the target application in the debug mode.

  3. When the application stops on the breakpoint, run the add-in.

public static void TestThreadProperties(DTE dte)
{
    // Setup debug Output window.
    Window w = (Window)dte.Windows.Item(EnvDTE.Constants.vsWindowKindOutput);
    w.Visible = true;
    OutputWindow ow = (OutputWindow)w.Object;
    OutputWindowPane owp = ow.OutputWindowPanes.Add("Thread Test");
    owp.Activate();

    EnvDTE.Threads threads = dte.Debugger.CurrentProgram.Threads;
    owp.OutputString("\nNumber of items in the Thread collection: " + 
                     threads.Item(1).Collection.Count + "\n");
    foreach(EnvDTE.Thread thread in threads)
    {
        owp.OutputString("\nThread: " + thread.ID + "  Name: " + thread.Name);
        owp.OutputString("\n  Edition of the environment : " + thread.DTE.Edition);
        owp.OutputString("\n  Is alive                   : " + thread.IsAlive);
        owp.OutputString("\n  Is frozen                  : " + thread.IsFrozen);
        owp.OutputString("\n  Location                   : " + thread.Location);
        owp.OutputString("\n  Parent's current mode      : " + thread.Parent.CurrentMode);
        owp.OutputString("\n  Priority                   : " + thread.Priority);
        owp.OutputString("\n  Program name               : " + thread.Program.Name);
        owp.OutputString("\n  Number of stack frames     : " + thread.StackFrames.Count);
        owp.OutputString("\n  Suspended number of times  : " + thread.SuspendCount);
    }
}

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