ToolBoxTab3 Interface

Represents a tab in the Toolbox, along with any objects the tab contains. ToolBoxTab3 supersedes the ToolBoxTab and ToolBoxTab2 interfaces.

Namespace:  EnvDTE90
Assembly:  EnvDTE90 (in EnvDTE90.dll)

public interface ToolBoxTab3 : ToolBoxTab2

The ToolBoxTab3 type exposes the following members.

Public propertyCollectionGets the collection containing the ToolBoxTab object supporting this property.
Public propertyDTEGets the top-level extensibility object.
Public propertyExpandedGets or sets whether the Toolbox tab is displayed or rolled up.
Public propertyListViewGets or sets a value indicating whether items in a particular ToolBox tab display in List view or Icon view format.
Public propertyNameGets or sets the name of the ToolBoxTab3 object.
Public propertyToolBoxItemsGets the collection of ToolBoxItems associated with a ToolBoxTab3.
Public propertyUniqueIDSets or gets a unique ID for the specified tab.

Public methodActivateMoves the focus to the current item.
Public methodDeleteRemoves the ToolBoxTab3 from a collection.

This example selects and activates the first ToolBoxTab3 item and displays its name in a message box. For more information about how to run this example as an add-in, see How to: Compile and Run the Automation Object Model Code Examples.

using EnvDTE;
using EnvDTE80;
using EnvDTE90;
using System.Windows.Forms;
public void OnConnection(object application, 
ext_ConnectMode connectMode, object addInInst, ref Array custom)
    _applicationObject = (DTE2)application;
    _addInInstance = (AddIn)addInInst;
public void ToolBoxTabExample(DTE2 dte)
    ToolBox tlBox;
    ToolBoxTabs tbxTabs;
    ToolBoxTab3 tbxTab;
    ToolBoxItem tbxItem;
        // Create an object reference to the IDE's ToolBox object and
        // its tabs.
        tlBox = (ToolBox)_applicationObject.Windows.Item
        tbxTabs = tlBox.ToolBoxTabs;
        // Select the first Toolbox Tab.
        tbxTab = (ToolBoxTab3)tbxTabs.Item(1);
        MessageBox.Show("The name of the first Toolbox tab is: " 
+ tbxTab.Name);
        tbxItem = tbxTab.ToolBoxItems.Item(1);
        MessageBox.Show("Toolbox item name: " + tbxItem.Name);
    catch (Exception ex)
        MessageBox.Show("ERROR: " + ex.Message);
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