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CodeElement.Kind Property

Gets an enumeration that defines the type of object.

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

vsCMElement Kind { get; }

Property Value

Type: EnvDTE.vsCMElement
A vsCMElement value.

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).

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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