CodeElement Interface

Represents a code element or construct in a source file.

Namespace:  EnvDTE
Assembly:  EnvDTE (in EnvDTE.dll)


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Public Interface CodeElement
Dim instance As CodeElement
public interface CodeElement
public interface class CodeElement
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).

See Also


CodeElement Members

EnvDTE Namespace


Other Resources

How to: Compile and Run the Automation Object Model Code Examples

Discovering Code by Using the Code Model (Visual Basic)

Discovering Code by Using the Code Model (Visual C#)