ToolBoxTab2.Collection Property


Gets the collection containing the ToolBoxTab object supporting this property.

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

ToolBoxTabs Collection { get; }

Property Value

Type: EnvDTE.ToolBoxTabs

A ToolBoxTabs collection.

This example selects and activates the first ToolBoxTab2 item and displays its name in a message box. The example then adds a new tab, MyNewTab, to the ToolBoxTab2 collection, displays the names of the first two items in the collection, and deletes MyNewTab.

using EnvDTE;
using EnvDTE80;
using System.Windows.Forms;
public void ToolBoxTabCollectionExample(DTE2 dte)
    ToolBox tlBox;
    ToolBoxTabs tbxTabs;
    ToolBoxTab2 tbxTab;
        //Create an object reference to the IDE's ToolBox object and
        // its tabs.
        tlBox = (ToolBox)_applicationObject.Windows.Item
        tbxTabs = tlBox.ToolBoxTabs;
        // Select the first Toolbox tab.
        tbxTab = (ToolBoxTab2)tbxTabs.Item(1);
        MessageBox.Show("The name of the selected Toolbox tab is: " 
+ tbxTab.Name);
        // Add a new tab to the collection.
        MessageBox.Show("The number of items in the Toolboxtab
 collection: " + tbxTab.Collection.Count);
        MessageBox.Show("The name of the first item in the collection:
 " + tbxTab.Collection.Item(1).Name);
        MessageBox.Show("The name of the second item in the collection:
 " + tbxTab.Collection.Item(2).Name);
        // Delete the tab you added.
    catch (Exception ex)
        MessageBox.Show("ERROR: " + ex.Message);
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