TextPane2 Interface


Represents a pane within a text editor window.

Namespace:   EnvDTE80
Assembly:  EnvDTE80 (in EnvDTE80.dll)

public interface TextPane2 : TextPane


Gets the collection containing the TextPane object supporting this property.


Gets the top-level extensibility object.


Gets the height of the text pane in character units.


Provides access to the incremental search (ISearch) capability of the text editor.


Gets an object representing the current selection on the TextPane object.


Gets the TextPoint object representing the first displayed character of the pane.


Gets the width of the pane in character units.


Gets the Window object that contains the pane.


Moves the focus to the current item.

System_CAPS_pubmethodIsVisible(TextPoint, Object)

Returns a value indicating whether the character or specified characters are visible in the text pane.

System_CAPS_pubmethodTryToShow(TextPoint, vsPaneShowHow, Object)

Adjusts 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 the text displays in the pane.

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.

using EnvDTE;
using EnvDTE80;
using System.Windows.Forms;
public void TextPane2Example(DTE2 dte)
    TextWindow objTW;
    TextPane2 objPane;
    TextPoint objStart;
    TextDocument objTextDoc;
    TextPoint objTextPt;
    EditPoint2 objEP;
    // Create a new text document.
    _applicationObject.ItemOperations.NewFile(@"General\Text File",
 "test.txt", Constants.vsViewKindTextView);
    // Get a handle to the text document and create EditPoint2,
    // TextPoint, and TextPane2 objects.
    objTextDoc =(TextDocument)_applicationObject.ActiveDocument.Object
    objEP = (EditPoint2)objTextDoc.StartPoint.CreateEditPoint();
    objTextPt = objTextDoc.StartPoint;
    // Plug in some text.
    objEP.Insert("A test sentence.");
    objTW = (TextWindow)_applicationObject.ActiveWindow.Object;
    objPane = (TextPane2)objTW.ActivePane;
    MessageBox.Show("The active pane is " + objPane.Height + " 
lines high and " + objPane.Width + " columns wide.");
    objStart = objPane.StartPoint;
    MessageBox.Show("It begins at line " + objStart.Line 
+ ", column " +  objStart.LineCharOffset + ".");
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