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IVsLiteTreeList.GetText Method

Returns a pointer to the text representations for the requested tree list item.

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop (in

int GetText (
	[InAttribute] uint index,
	out string ppszText
int GetText (
	/** @attribute InAttribute() */ UInt32 index, 
	/** @attribute InAttribute() */ VSTREETEXTOPTIONS tto, 
	/** @attribute OutAttribute() */ /** @ref */ String ppszText
JScript does not support passing value-type arguments by reference.



[in] Specifies the zero based index of the item of interest.


[in] Specifies the text type being requested. Values are taken from the VSTREETEXTOPTIONS enumeration.


[out] Pointer to a text string from the specified tree list item. Implementers must allocate this string and keep the pointer valid as per the remarks below.

Return Value

If the method succeeds, it returns S_OK. If it fails, it returns an error code.

COM Signature

From vsshell.idl:

HRESULT IVsLiteTreeList::GetText(
   [in] ULONG Index,
   [out] const WCHAR **ppszText

This method returns a pointer to a string containing various text elements for the tree list item. String pointers returned for TTO_SORTTEXT must remain valid and unchanged for the lifetime of the list as they are used to continually sort and resort the list. String pointers for other VSTREETEXTOPTIONS enumeration values only need to remain intact until the next GetText call, at which time they may be discarded or reused.


The text buffer is created by the IVsLiteTreeList object and the buffer must persist for the life of the IVsLiteTreeList object.

If you are implementing this interface in managed code and you need to have the string disposed of by the caller, implement the IVsCoTaskMemFreeMyStrings interface on the IVsLiteTreeList interface.