ToolWindowGuids Class

 

Provides GUIDs that are used to identify Visual Studio tool windows.

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

System.Object
  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.ToolWindowGuids

public abstract class ToolWindowGuids

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodFinalize()

(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodMemberwiseClone()

(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

(Inherited from Object.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticBrowserDoc

For internal use only.

System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticClassView

This tool window provides a list of all classes in a solution.

System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticCommandWindow

This tool window provides a way to execute commands directly in the Visual Studio shell.

System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticContextWindow

This tool window provides links to help topics based on the current context.

System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticDocOutline

This tool window provides an outline of an HTML file.

System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticFindAdvanced

This tool window provides the ability to search files for a string.

System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticFindReplace

This tool window provides the ability to search and replace on the currently opened file.

System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticFindResults1

This tool window provides a list of the search results.

System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticFindResults2

This tool window provides a second list of search results.

System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticMacroExplorer

This tool window provides a list of macros available for use in the Visual Studio shell.

System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticObjectBrowser

This tool window provides a list of components installed on the system.

System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticObjectSearchResultsWindow

This tool window provides the results of searching for a symbol.

System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticObjectSearchWindow

This tool window provides the ability to search for a symbol.

System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticOutputwindow

This tool window displays any output generated by a build process or a program being debugged.

System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticPropertyBrowser

This tool window provides a list of properties associated with the currently selected file or project in Solution Explorer.

System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticResourceView

This tool window provides a list of resources available in a project.

System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticServerExplorer

This tool window provides a list of servers used for connecting to databases.

System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticSolutionExplorer

This tool window provides a list of projects and their files in a solution.

System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticTaskList

This tool window provides a list of user-specified tasks to be accomplished for a project.

System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticToolbox

This tool window provides a list of components that can be added to a project, typically through the Windows Forms designer.

System_CAPS_noteNote

This collection of GUIDs is specific to Visual Studio .NET 2003. All of these contexts are also included in the ToolWindowGuids80 collection for later versions of Visual Studio.

The various tool windows in Visual Studio have unique GUIDs assigned to them. These GUIDs can be used as a context which can be monitored through the SVsShellMonitorSelection service (see the AdviseSelectionEvents method). It is also possible to request the state of each tool window by using the methods of the IVsMonitorSelection interface, which in turn is obtained from the SVsShellMonitorSelection service.

VSPackages that have user interface (UI) elements can associate these UI elements with particular tool windows and dialog boxes. When the tool windows become active or inactive, the associated UI elements of the VSPackage are automatically activated or deactivated as well. The VSPackage makes this association between its own UI elements and the tool windows using the VISIBILITY_SECTION section of the Command Table Compiler (.ctc) file that is part of the VSPackage. You must manually copy the GUID for a tool window into your .ctc file. For example, if you want to have a menu item associated with the Find and Replace tool window, you must create a label for the FindReplace GUID:

#define guidFindReplace { 0xCF2DDC32, 0x8CAD, 0x11D2, { 0x93, 0x02, 0x00, 0x53, 0x45, 0x00, 0x00, 0x 00 } }

You then use that definition in the VISIBLITY_SECTION of the .ctc file:

VISIBILITY_SECTION
    // Command                        GUID when visible
    guidMyCmdSet:cmdidMyMenuCommand,  guidFindReplace;
VISIBILITY_END

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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