CodeElement.Kind Property

Gets an enumeration that defines the type of object.

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

Syntax

'Declaration
ReadOnly Property Kind As vsCMElement
vsCMElement Kind { get; }
property vsCMElement Kind {
    vsCMElement get ();
}
abstract Kind : vsCMElement with get
function get Kind () : vsCMElement

Property Value

Type: EnvDTE.vsCMElement
A vsCMElement value.

Remarks

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).

Examples

Sub KindExample(ByVal dte As DTE2)

    ' NOTE: This example requires a reference to the System.Text 
    '       namespace.

    ' Before running this example, open a code document from a project.
    Dim item As ProjectItem = dte.ActiveDocument.ProjectItem
    Dim sb As New StringBuilder

    RecurseElements(item.FileCodeModel.CodeElements, 0, sb)

    MsgBox(item.Name & " contains the following elements:" & vbCrLf & _
        vbCrLf & sb.ToString())

End Sub

Sub RecurseElements(ByVal elems As CodeElements, _
    ByVal level As Integer, ByVal sb As StringBuilder)

    Dim elem As CodeElement
    For Each elem In elems
        ' Add element to the list of names.
        sb.Append(" "c, level * 8)
        sb.Append(elem.Name & " [" & elem.Kind.ToString() & "]" & _
            vbCrLf)

        ' Call this function recursively if element has children.
        If elem.Kind = vsCMElement.vsCMElementNamespace Then
            RecurseElements(CType(elem, CodeNamespace).Members, _
                level + 1, sb)
        ElseIf elem.IsCodeType Then
            RecurseElements(CType(elem, CodeType).Members, _
                level + 1, sb)
        End If
    Next

End Sub
public void KindExample(DTE2 dte)
{
    // NOTE: This example requires a reference to the 
    //       System.Text namespace.

    // Before running this example, open a code document from 
    // a project.
    ProjectItem item = dte.ActiveDocument.ProjectItem;
    StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();

    RecurseElements(item.FileCodeModel.CodeElements, 0, sb);
    MessageBox.Show(item.Name + 
        " contains the following elements:\n\n" + sb.ToString());
}

void RecurseElements(CodeElements elems, int level, StringBuilder sb)
{
    foreach (CodeElement elem in elems)
    {
        // Add element to the list of names.
        sb.Append(' ', level * 8);
        sb.Append(elem.Name + " [" + elem.Kind.ToString() + "]\n");

        // Call this function recursively if element has children.
        if (elem.Kind == vsCMElement.vsCMElementNamespace)
            RecurseElements(((CodeNamespace)elem).Members, 
                level + 1, sb);
        else if (elem.IsCodeType)
            RecurseElements(((CodeType)elem).Members, level + 1, sb);
    }
}

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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#)