CodeElement.Children Property

Returns a collection of objects contained within this CodeElement.

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

Syntax

'Declaration
ReadOnly Property Children As CodeElements
CodeElements Children { get; }
property CodeElements^ Children {
    CodeElements^ get ();
}
abstract Children : CodeElements with get
function get Children () : CodeElements

Property Value

Type: EnvDTE.CodeElements
A CodeElements collection.

Remarks

If a CodeElement 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.

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.

Note

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

Reference

CodeElement 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#)