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StandardToolWindows Class

Defines GUID identifiers that correspond to the standard set of tool windows that are available in the design environment.


Namespace:  System.ComponentModel.Design
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

[PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Name = "FullTrust")]
[PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Name = "FullTrust")]
[HostProtectionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, SharedState = true)]
public class StandardToolWindows

The StandardToolWindows type exposes the following members.

Public methodStandardToolWindowsInitializes a new instance of the StandardToolWindows class.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

Public fieldStatic memberObjectBrowserGets the GUID for the object browser. This field is read-only.
Public fieldStatic memberOutputWindowGets the GUID for the output window. This field is read-only.
Public fieldStatic memberProjectExplorerGets the GUID for the solution explorer. This field is read-only.
Public fieldStatic memberPropertyBrowserGets the GUID for the Properties window. This field is read-only.
Public fieldStatic memberRelatedLinksGets the GUID for the related links frame. This field is read-only.
Public fieldStatic memberServerExplorerGets the GUID for the server explorer. This field is read-only.
Public fieldStatic memberTaskListGets the GUID for the task list. This field is read-only.
Public fieldStatic memberToolboxGets the GUID for the Toolbox. This field is read-only.

These GUIDs can be used to access the standard tool windows that are available to the design-time environment.


The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: SharedState. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.

The following code example demonstrates how to use StandardToolWindows to display a standard tool window. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the IUIService interface.

IUIService UIservice = (IUIService)this.GetService( 
    typeof( System.Windows.Forms.Design.IUIService ) );
if( UIservice != null )            

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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