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CodeDOM Quick Reference

The quick reference table below enables developers using the Code Document Object Model (CodeDOM) to search for CodeDOM elements by type and function. This table is sorted by type of CodeDOM or source code element and provides a description as well as a link to reference material for each element. You can find additional information about how the CodeDOM represents source code and generates it in an extensible set of programming languages at Generating and Compiling Source Code Dynamically in Multiple Languages.

Code Graph Containers

Type of source code element Representative CodeDOM element
A compilable source code graph. CodeCompileUnit
A compilable section of literal code. CodeSnippetCompileUnit

Namespace Declaration Elements

Type of source code element Representative CodeDOM element
A namespace declaration. CodeNamespace
A namespace declaration collection. CodeNamespaceCollection
A namespace import. CodeNamespaceImport
A namespace import collection. CodeNamespaceImportCollection

Type Declaration Elements

Type of source code element Representative CodeDOM element
A type declaration for a class, struct or enumeration. CodeTypeDeclaration
A type declaration collection. CodeTypeDeclarationCollection

Type Reference Elements

Type of source code element Representative CodeDOM element
A reference to a type. CodeTypeReference
A collection of references to types. CodeTypeReferenceCollection

Type Member Elements

Type of source code element Representative CodeDOM element
An abstract base class that represents a member of a type. CodeTypeMember
Represents a collection of members of a type. CodeTypeMemberCollection
A class method declaration. CodeMemberMethod
A class field declaration. CodeMemberField
A class property declaration. CodeMemberProperty
A constructor for a type. CodeConstructor
A static constructor for a type. CodeTypeConstructor
Represents the entry point of a program. CodeEntryPoint
Represents attributes with identifiers that are used by CodeTypeMember. MemberAttributes

Member Attributes

Type of source code element Representative CodeDOM element
Represents member modifiers that are used by CodeTypeMember. MemberAttributes
A custom attribute declaration. CodeAttributeDeclaration
A custom attribute declaration collection. CodeAttributeDeclarationCollection
A parameter declaration. CodeParameterDeclarationExpression
A parameter declaration collection. CodeParameterDeclarationExpressionCollection
An argument for a custom attribute. CodeAttributeArgument
An argument for a custom attribute collection. CodeAttributeArgumentCollection
Field direction modifiers
A directional expression. CodeDirectionExpression
Represents the direction of an argument. FieldDirection

Code Statements

Type of source code element Representative CodeDOM element
The abstract base class for statements. CodeStatement
A code statement collection. CodeStatementCollection
A code expression that can be treated as a code statement. CodeExpressionStatement
A variable declaration statement. CodeVariableDeclarationStatement
Assignment operations
A statement that assigns a value. CodeAssignStatement
Binary operations
An expression that represents a binary operator. A binary operator is an operator that uses two operands, usually termed the left and right operands. CodeBinaryOperatorExpression
Represents a type of binary operator. CodeBinaryOperatorType
Comments
A comment. CodeComment
A comment statement. CodeCommentStatement
A comment statement collection. CodeCommentStatementCollection
Delegates and events
A class event declaration. CodeMemberEvent
A delegate declaration. CodeTypeDelegate
An expression that creates a delegate. CodeDelegateCreateExpression
An expression that invokes a delegate. CodeDelegateInvokeExpression
A statement that attaches a delegate for an event. CodeAttachEventStatement
A statement that removes a delegate for an event. CodeRemoveEventStatement
Error handling
A throw exception statement. CodeThrowExceptionStatement
A trycatchfinally block. CodeTryCatchFinallyStatement
A catch clause block. CodeCatchClause
A catch clause block collection. CodeCatchClauseCollection
Flow control statements
An if statement. CodeConditionStatement
A for loop statement. CodeIterationStatement
A goto statement. CodeGotoStatement
A return value statement. CodeMethodReturnStatement
A labeled statement. CodeLabeledStatement

Code Expressions

Type of source code element Representative CodeDOM element
The abstract base class for expressions. CodeExpression
A code expression collection. CodeExpressionCollection
An expression that casts an object or expression to a data type. CodeCastExpression
A primitive value expression. CodePrimitiveExpression
A typeof expression. CodeTypeOfExpression
An array indexer. CodeArrayIndexerExpression
A reference to an argument. CodeArgumentReferenceExpression
A reference to a variable. CodeVariableReferenceExpression
An expression that references a type. CodeTypeReferenceExpression
An expression that represents the value argument of a property set. CodePropertySetValueReferenceExpression
Object creation
An expression that creates an object. For example, the new operator. CodeObjectCreateExpression
An expression that creates an array. CodeArrayCreateExpression
Method invocation
An expression that invokes a method. CodeMethodInvokeExpression
Member references
A type indexer. CodeIndexerExpression
A reference to a base class. CodeBaseReferenceExpression
A reference to a field. CodeFieldReferenceExpression
A reference to a method. CodeMethodReferenceExpression
A reference to a property. CodePropertyReferenceExpression
A reference to an event. CodeEventReferenceExpression
A reference to the current object. CodeThisReferenceExpression

Literal Snippets

Type of source code element Representative CodeDOM element
A literal code compilable unit. CodeSnippetCompileUnit
A literal code element that represents a class member. CodeSnippetTypeMember
A literal code statement. CodeSnippetStatement
A literal code element that represents an expression. CodeSnippetExpression

Other

Type of source code element Representative CodeDOM element
The abstract base class for CodeDOM objects. CodeObject
Represents a location with a filename and line number. CodeLinePragma

See Also

.NET Framework Reference | Generating and Compiling Source Code Dynamically in Multiple Languages | System.CodeDom | System.CodeDom.Compiler

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