I use ArcGIS 10.0 and ArcGIS .net SDK. I created AddIn project which contains Tool:

<Tool id="AddSearchLocationPoint"
  category="Add-In Controls"
  image="Images\insert.png" />

and DockableWindow:

<DockableWindow id="SearchDockableWindow"
  <InitialPlacement height="360" width="570" state="pinned" position="right" />

The dockableWindow contains WinForm’s HostElement which displays my WPF UserControl. Now I want to add a button to the WPF UserControl which will launch my tool. Do you know a way to raise the event which launches the tool?

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Does the tool "Launch" or do you mean set it as the current tool? Maybe I'm not understanding your question.

I think you need to get an ICommandItem for your tool or button, similar to my answer here: Can you programmatically change the button image for a ESRI.ArcGIS.Desktop.AddIns.Button?

ICommandItem commandItem = ArcMap.Application.Document.CommandBars.Find(uid, true, true);
ArcMap.Application.CurrentTool = commandItem;

or if it isn't a tool, you could execute:

ICommandItem commandItem = ArcMap.Application.Document.CommandBars.Find(uid, true, true);

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