CodeFunction.Overloads Property

Gets a collection of overloaded methods for this item.

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

CodeElements Overloads { get; }

Property Value

Type: EnvDTE.CodeElements
A CodeElements collection.

Overloads returns a collection of all methods with the same name that are defined textually alongside the specified code function (that is, lexically in the same class definition syntax). If IsOverloaded is False, then this collection contains only one element — the specified code function.


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 OverloadsExample(DTE2 dte)
    // Before running this example, open a code document from a project
    // and place the insertion point inside a function.
        // Retrieve the CodeFunction at the insertion point.
        TextSelection sel = 
        CodeFunction fun = 
        string ovrloads = "";

        if (fun.IsOverloaded)
            // Display all the overloads.
            foreach (CodeFunction ovrload in fun.Overloads)
                ovrloads += ovrload.get_Prototype(
                    (int)(vsCMPrototype.vsCMPrototypeParamNames | 
                    vsCMPrototype.vsCMPrototypeParamTypes | 
                    vsCMPrototype.vsCMPrototypeType)) + "\n";

            MessageBox.Show(fun.Name + 
                " has the following overloads:\n\n" + ovrloads);
            MessageBox.Show(fun.Name + " isn't overloaded.");
    catch (Exception ex)