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IVsObjectList2.FillDescription2 Method

Asks the list item to provide description text to be used in the object browser.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.8.0 (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.8.0.dll)

int FillDescription2(
	uint index,
	uint grfOptions,
	IVsObjectBrowserDescription3 pobDesc


Type: System.UInt32

[in] Specifies the index of the list item of interest.

Type: System.UInt32

[in] Specifies description options. Values are taken from the _VSOBJDESCOPTIONS enumeration.

Type: Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.IVsObjectBrowserDescription3

[in] Specifies a IVsObjectBrowserDescription3 interface.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
If the method succeeds, it returns S_OK. If it fails, it returns an error code.

COM Signature

From vsshell80.idl:

HRESULT IVsObjectList2::FillDescription2(


   [in] ULONG Index,

   [in] VSOBJDESCOPTIONS grfOptions,

   [in] IVsObjectBrowserDescription3 *pobDesc


When an object is selected in the Object Browser, a description of the object appears in the lower pane (Description Pane) of the window. The description text is built through a series of calls to AddDescriptionText3. The environment calls FillDescription2 for the index item of interest. The call passes in a IVsObjectBrowserDescription3 interface. This is similar to an IStream interface in that you repeatedly call AddDescriptionText3 to write your description as a series of elements. The elements are identified with the VSOBDESCRIPTIONSECTION enumeration.

The environment can specify, through grfOptions, that you should return the fully qualified name of the Index item.

This method also used as an alternate means of providing tool tip text on the item's icon in the code browsing tools. In this scenario the environment initially calls GetTipText on the Index item. If you return E_NOTIMPLor fail the call, the environment then calls FillDescription2 with grfOptions set to ODO_TOOLTIPDESC | ODO_USEFULLNAME.

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