CodeProperty2.Children CodeProperty2.Children CodeProperty2.Children CodeProperty2.Children Property


Gets a collection of objects contained within this CodeProperty2 object.

 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.

This property is used primarily by Visual C++. Children 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 QI (query interface) 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. For example, for a CodeClass, this might include the metadata code elements for the class and perhaps the Visual C++ declspecs, along with contributed code based on the Attributed Programming feature in Visual C++, template parameters, and so forth. A CodeFunction might include all of its parameters, contributed parameters based on the Attributed Programming feature in Visual C++, and so forth.

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

Applies to