CodeVariable.Children CodeVariable.Children CodeVariable.Children CodeVariable.Children Property


Gets a collection of objects contained within this CodeVariable.

 property EnvDTE::CodeElements ^ Children { EnvDTE::CodeElements ^ get(); };
[get: System.Runtime.InteropServices.DispId(8)]
[get: System.Runtime.InteropServices.TypeLibFunc(1024)]
public EnvDTE.CodeElements Children { get; }
member this.Children : EnvDTE.CodeElements
Public ReadOnly Property Children As CodeElements
Property Value


If an object has no children, then Nothing is returned.

Children is used primarily by Visual C++. Children property returns every object returnable from a code element. A class, for example, returns members, bases, implemented interfaces, attributes, comments, and so forth.

To iterate through the members of a namespace or type (class, struct, interface, and so forth), you must query interface (QI) or cast the CodeElement to a CodeNamespace and then use the Members property.

Children returns the collection of all related CodeElement objects that can be referenced via this code element.

The Children property may return Nothing depending on the object and the language. There is no requirement to support this in Visual Studio.


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).

Applies to