-rootnamespace

Specifies a namespace for all type declarations.

Syntax

-rootnamespace:namespace  

Arguments

Term Definition
namespace The name of the namespace in which to enclose all type declarations for the current project.

Remarks

If you use the Visual Studio executable file (Devenv.exe) to compile a project created in the Visual Studio integrated development environment, use -rootnamespace to specify the value of the RootNamespace property. See Devenv Command Line Switches for more information.

Use the common language runtime MSIL Disassembler (Ildasm.exe) to view the namespace names in your output file.

To set -rootnamespace in the Visual Studio integrated development environment
1. Have a project selected in Solution Explorer. On the Project menu, click Properties.
2. Click the Application tab.
3. Modify the value in the Root Namespace box.

Example

The following code compiles In.vb and encloses all type declarations in the namespace mynamespace.

vbc -rootnamespace:mynamespace in.vb  

See Also

Visual Basic Command-Line Compiler
Ildasm.exe (IL Disassembler)
Sample Compilation Command Lines