CodeParameter.AddAttribute Method

Creates a new attribute code construct and inserts the code in the correct location.

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


Function AddAttribute ( _
    Name As String, _
    Value As String, _
    Position As Object _
) As CodeAttribute
CodeAttribute AddAttribute(
    string Name,
    string Value,
    Object Position
CodeAttribute^ AddAttribute(
    String^ Name, 
    String^ Value, 
    Object^ Position
abstract AddAttribute : 
        Name:string * 
        Value:string * 
        Position:Object -> CodeAttribute 
function AddAttribute(
    Name : String, 
    Value : String, 
    Position : Object
) : CodeAttribute


  • Name
    Type: System.String
    Required. The name of the new attribute.
  • Value
    Type: System.String
    Required. The value of the attribute, which may be a comma-separated list of parameters for a parameterized property.
  • Position
    Type: System.Object
    Optional. Default = 0. The code element after which to add the new element. If the value is a CodeElement, then the new element is added immediately after it.
    If the value is a Long data type, then AddAttribute indicates the element after which to add the new element.
    Because collections begin their count at 1, passing 0 indicates that the new element should be placed at the beginning of the collection. A value of -1 means that the element should be placed at the end.

Return Value

Type: EnvDTE.CodeAttribute
A CodeAttribute object.


If the attribute already exists, AddAttribute adds another. This might be incorrect for the attribute or the language behind the code model.


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).

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See Also


CodeParameter Interface

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#)