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CodeVariable.AddAttribute Method

Creates a new attribute code construct and inserts the code in the correct location.

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

CodeAttribute AddAttribute (
	string Name,
	string Value,
	[OptionalAttribute] Object Position
CodeAttribute AddAttribute (
	String Name, 
	String Value, 
	/** @attribute OptionalAttribute() */ Object Position
function AddAttribute (
	Name : String, 
	Value : String, 
	Position : Object
) : CodeAttribute



Required. The name of the new attribute.


Required. The value of the attribute, which may be a list of parameters for a parameterized property, separated by commas.


Optional. Default = 0. The code element after which to add the new element. If the value is a CodeElement, then the new element is added immediately after it.

If the value is a Long data type, then AddAttribute indicates the element after which to add the new element.

Because collections begin their count at 1, passing 0 indicates that the new element should be placed at the beginning of the collection. A value of -1 means the element should be placed at the end.

Return Value

A CodeAttribute object.

If the attribute already exists, AddAttribute adds another. This may be incorrect for the attribute or the language behind the code model.


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 with the Code Model (Visual Basic).