Parent Element


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The parent of a button or combo box may only be a group. The parent of a menu or group may be any other menu or group. In a CommandPlacement Element, this element is required; in all other instances it is optional. If this element is omitted, the parent of Group_Undefined:0 will be implied.


<Parent guid="guidMyCommandSet" id="MyParentGroupOrMenu" />  

Attributes and Elements

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.


Attribute Description
guid Required. GUID of GUID/ID command identifier.
id Required. ID of GUID/ID command identifier.

Child Elements


Parent Elements

Element Description
CommandTable Element Defines all the elements that represent commands that a VSPackage provides to the integrated development environment (IDE). For example, menu items, menus, toolbars, and combo boxes.
Buttons Element Groups Button Element elements.
Menus Element Defines all the menus that a VSPackage implements.
Groups Element Contains entries that define the command groups of a VSPackage.

See Also

Visual Studio Command Table (.Vsct) Files