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IUIService.ShowToolWindow Method

Displays the specified tool window.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms.Design
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

bool ShowToolWindow(
	Guid toolWindow


Type: System.Guid

A Guid identifier for the tool window. This can be a custom Guid or one of the predefined values from StandardToolWindows.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the tool window was successfully shown; false if it could not be shown or found.

The following code example attempts to obtain an instance of the IUIService and invoke the service's ShowToolWindow method.

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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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