CodeElements Interface

A collection of objects representing code constructs in a source file.

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


<GuidAttribute("0CFBC2B5-0D4E-11D3-8997-00C04F688DDE")> _
Public Interface CodeElements _
    Inherits IEnumerable
public interface CodeElements : IEnumerable
public interface class CodeElements : IEnumerable
type CodeElements =  
        interface IEnumerable
public interface CodeElements extends IEnumerable

The CodeElements type exposes the following members.


  Name Description
Public property Count Gets a value indicating the number of objects in the CodeElements collection.
Public property DTE Gets the top-level extensibility object.
Public property Parent Gets the immediate parent object of a CodeElements collection.



  Name Description
Public method CreateUniqueID Creates a programmatic identifier that does not collide with other identifiers in the scope and that follows the current language naming rules.
Public method GetEnumerator Returns an enumerator for items in the CodeElements collection.
Public method Item Returns a CodeElement object in a CodeElements collection.
Public method Reserved1 Infrastructure. Microsoft Internal Use Only.



CodeElements contains all elements in source files, members of classes, and so forth. It is automatically updated if an item is added to or removed from an open document or through the code model.

You can navigate through code elements using ProjectItem.FileCodeModel.CodeElements.


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


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#)