IVsTextManager.RegisterIndependentView Method (Object, IVsTextBuffer)


Registers a view from a source other than the core editor.

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

int RegisterIndependentView(
	object pUnk,
	IVsTextBuffer pBuffer


Type: System.Object

[in] Pointer to the IUnknown interface. Use this parameter to AddRef and Release the view so that the buffer is not freed in advance of the view.

Type: Microsoft.VisualStudio.TextManager.Interop.IVsTextBuffer

[in] Pointer to the IVsTextBuffer interface associated with the view.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32

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

From textmgr.idl:

HRESULT IVsTextManager::RegisterIndependentView(
   [in] IUnknown *pUnk,
   [in] IVsTextBuffer *pBuffer

If you are putting up a custom view, such as a forms designer, on a buffer, call this method so that the text manager can track it.

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