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ICommandManager.AddCommandTab fails

Question asked by Ron Bates on Jun 10, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 15, 2016 by Nick Sinno

For odd reasons, my add-in gets into a scenario where AddCommandTab fails to return my add-in command tab.


ie following typical add-in samples in C#, I have the following code:


//if cmdTab is null, must be first load (possibly after reset), add the commands to the tabs

if (cmdTab == null)


     cmdTab = _commandMgr.AddCommandTab(type, Title);


If _commandMgr is good (i can i tell?) and type is just an swDocumentType_e, then WHY would this call ever fail?


It occurs for me when I've done some messing around with standard cmdTab visibility (essentially hidden all cmdTab's but my add-in tab) and then I have some improper shutdown (like a crash).  Under a normal shutdown, I have code that manages the cmdTab visibility and keeps standard UI kosher.  But in the case of a crash, I seem to be stuck.  My add-in fails to load b/c cmdTab is null after above call.