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CodeProperty.Children Property

Gets a collection of objects contained within this CodeProperty object.

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

CodeElements Children { get; }

Property Value

Type: EnvDTE.CodeElements
A CodeElements collection.

If an 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.

To iterate through the members of a namespace or type (class, struct, interface, and so forth), you must use query interface (QI) or cast the CodeElement to a CodeNamespace and then use the Members property.

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.

NoteNote

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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