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WindowConfiguration Selection Example

WindowConfiguration Selection Example

This example demonstrates how to create, reference, and delete multiple window configurations, as well as how to select and apply them. It takes a snapshot of your current window configuration. After running WinConfigExample2a, move some windows of the Visual Studio environment around, and then run the second procedure, WinConfigExample2b. This takes another snapshot of your current window configuration, and compares it to the first snapshot. It then deletes both window configurations, resetting your environment as it was before.

To use the following examples, copy them to a new add-in project, and then run the first procedure, WinConfigExample2a, in the add-in's OnConnection method. For more information on how to run the code samples as a part of an add-in, see How to: Compile and Run the Automation Object Model Code Examples.

void WinConfigExample2a(_DTE dte)
{
    WindowConfigurations colWinConfig = dte.WindowConfigurations;
    WindowConfiguration objWinConfig;

    MessageBox.Show("Taking snapshot of current window 
    configuration... ");
    objWinConfig = colWinConfig.Add("Layout_1");
    MessageBox.Show("Created new configuration: " + 
    colWinConfig.Item(colWinConfig.Count).Name);
    FillMsg(colWinConfig);
}

void WinConfigExample2b(_DTE dte)
{
    // Before running this, alter the current window configuration.
    WindowConfigurations colWinConfig = dte.WindowConfigurations;
    WindowConfiguration objWinConfig; 
    int lCtr;

    // Create another new window configuration.
    MessageBox.Show("Now we'll save the new configuration...");
    objWinConfig = colWinConfig.Add("Layout_2");

    MessageBox.Show("Created new configuration: " + 
    colWinConfig.Item(colWinConfig.Count).Name);
    FillMsg(colWinConfig);
    MessageBox.Show("Now we'll load and apply the Layout_1 
    configuration. \n You should see the windows change back.");
    colWinConfig.Item(colWinConfig.Count - 1).Apply(true);
    MessageBox.Show("Now we'll change back to Layout_2...");
    colWinConfig.Item(colWinConfig.Count).Apply(true);

    // Delete both new window configurations.
    colWinConfig.Item(3).Apply(true);
    for (lCtr = (colWinConfig.Count - 1); lCtr < (colWinConfig.Count 
    +1); lCtr++)
    {
        objWinConfig = colWinConfig.Item(colWinConfig.Count);
        objWinConfig.Delete();
        FillMsg(colWinConfig);
    }
}

void FillMsg(WindowConfigurations colWinConfig )
{
    // Lists all currently available named window configurations.
    int lCtr;
    string strMsg = null;

    for (lCtr = 1; lCtr < colWinConfig.Count + 1; lCtr ++)
    {
    strMsg = strMsg + "Configuration name " + lCtr + ": " + _
    colWinConfig.Item(lCtr).Name + "\n"; 
    }
    strMsg = "Current Configurations: \n" + strMsg;
    MessageBox.Show(strMsg);
}
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