Save Active Document DTE VSIX extension RRS feed

  • Question

  • i'm creating VS 2017 extension. i create file using ItemOperationd.NewFile and add some content to the file but that file exists on temp directory so i want to save that file in to specific location how can i do it

    here is file create code

    dte.ItemOperations.NewFile(@"General\Text File", docName, EnvDTE.Constants.vsViewKindTextView);

    Friday, June 9, 2017 7:27 AM

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  • Hi Gayan85,

    >>i want to save that file in to specific location how can i do it

    If you want to save the file into special location, you could use File class to achieve it. like this:

    string path = @"D:\Data\MyTest.txt";
                    // Delete the file if it exists.
                    if (File.Exists(path))
                        // Note that no lock is put on the
                        // file and the possibility exists
                        // that another process could do
                        // something with it between
                        // the calls to Exists and Delete.
                    // Create the file.
                    using (FileStream fs = File.Create(path))
                        Byte[] info = new UTF8Encoding(true).GetBytes("//This is some text in the file.");
                        // Add some information to the file.
                        fs.Write(info, 0, info.Length);
                    // Open the stream and read it back.
                    using (StreamReader sr = File.OpenText(path))
                        string s = "";
                        while ((s = sr.ReadLine()) != null)
                catch (Exception ex)

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    Monday, June 12, 2017 7:43 AM
  • Hi,

    dte.ItemOperations.NewFile is intended to simulate the New File dialog. Normally you don't need that.

    To add a file (ProjectItem) to an existing project, see:

    HOWTO: Create a project item from a Visual Studio add-in

    To get the ProjectItem once added, see:

    PRB: Solution.AddXXX and ProjectItems.AddXXX methods return Nothing (null)
    (same link)

    Once you have the ProjectItem, to add code to it see:

    HOWTO: Manipulate a code or form designer file from a Visual Studio add-in
    (same link)

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    Monday, June 12, 2017 10:24 AM