IVsCodeWindowManager Interface


Allows adornments, such as drop-down bars, to be added to or removed from a code window.

Namespace:   Microsoft.VisualStudio.TextManager.Interop
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.TextManager.Interop (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.TextManager.Interop.dll)

public interface IVsCodeWindowManager


Adds adornments, such as drop-down bars, to a code window.


Called by the core editor to notify a language that a new view was created.


Removes adornments, such as drop-down bars, from a code window.

To get the code window manager attached to an instance of the IVsCodeWindow interface, call QueryService for SVsCodeWindowManager service and the interface you want on it. It is not appropriate for any external entity, other than the code window itself, to call IVsCodeWindowManager methods, but using this approach, you can expose private interfaces that may be useful to other parties on the code window manager.

Notes to Callers:

A code window calls this interface through the environment using the service SVsCodeWindowManager when adding or removing adornments.

See illustrations of the implementation and/or calling of this interface in the sample .d166df06-9a77-491d-aa81-6834a4ad7e50

This is a convenient place for the following operations:

  • Adding a drop-down bar (IVsDropdownBar).

  • Adding attributes/context to the current user context (in some situations).

  • Updating an editor caption by calling the SetBaseEditorCaption method or the GetEditorCaption method. Then, use the IVsFindTarget interface to get the window frame, and use the window frame to set the actual window frame's editor caption.

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