CodeElement CodeElement CodeElement CodeElement Interface


Represents a code element or construct in a source file.

public interface class CodeElement
public interface CodeElement
type CodeElement = interface
Public Interface CodeElement


A code element can be any fragment of code, but generally, there is a CodeElement object for each definition or declarative syntax in a language. This means that for most top-level definitions or declarations in a file, or for any syntactic form in a class definition, and so forth, there is a corresponding CodeElement object.


The values of code model elements such as classes, structs, functions, attributes, delegates, and so forth can be non-deterministic after making certain kinds of edits, meaning that their values cannot be relied upon to always remain the same. For more information, see the section Code Model Element Values Can Change in Discovering Code by Using the Code Model (Visual Basic).


Children Children Children Children

Returns a collection of objects contained within this CodeElement.

Collection Collection Collection Collection

Gets the CodeElements collection containing the CodeElement that supports this property.


Gets the top-level extensibility object.

EndPoint EndPoint EndPoint EndPoint

Gets the text point that is the location of the end of the code item.

Extender[String] Extender[String] Extender[String] Extender[String]

Gets the requested Extender if it is available for this CodeElement object.

ExtenderCATID ExtenderCATID ExtenderCATID ExtenderCATID

Gets the Extender category ID (CATID) for the object.

ExtenderNames ExtenderNames ExtenderNames ExtenderNames

Gets a list of available Extenders for the object.

FullName FullName FullName FullName

Gets a fully-qualified name of the specified code element.

InfoLocation InfoLocation InfoLocation InfoLocation

Gets the capabilities of the code model.

IsCodeType IsCodeType IsCodeType IsCodeType

Indicates whether or not a CodeType object can be obtained from the CodeElement object.

Kind Kind Kind Kind

Gets an enumeration that defines the type of object.

Language Language Language Language

Gets the programming language that is used to author the code.

Name Name Name Name

Sets or gets the name of the object.

ProjectItem ProjectItem ProjectItem ProjectItem

Gets the ProjectItem object associated with the CodeElement object.

StartPoint StartPoint StartPoint StartPoint

Gets a TextPoint object that defines the beginning of the code item.


GetEndPoint(vsCMPart) GetEndPoint(vsCMPart) GetEndPoint(vsCMPart) GetEndPoint(vsCMPart)

Returns a TextPoint object that marks the end of the code element definition.

GetStartPoint(vsCMPart) GetStartPoint(vsCMPart) GetStartPoint(vsCMPart) GetStartPoint(vsCMPart)

Returns a TextPoint object that marks the beginning of the code element definition.

Applies to