1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 15, 2016 10:08 AM by Nick Sinno

    ICommandManager.AddCommandTab fails

    Ron Bates

      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 think...how 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.