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IElement Interface

The supertype of all UML types.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Uml.Classes
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Uml.Interfaces (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.Uml.Interfaces.dll)

public interface IElement

The IElement type exposes the following members.

Public propertyApplicableStereotypesThe set of stereotypes that could be applied to this element.
Public propertyAppliedStereotypesEach IStereotypeInstance denotes that a stereotype has been applied to this element.
Public propertyDescriptionThe description of this element.
Public propertyOwnedCommentsGets Comments contained in this element (not comments linked to it).
Public propertyOwnedElementsGets Elements owned by this element. Every element has one owner, except the root IModel.
Public propertyOwnerGets the Element that owns this element. Every element except the root IModel has one owner.
Public propertyVisibleAppliedStereotypes

Public Extension MethodAddReferenceLinks a string to an element, usually where the string is a reference such as a URI, modelbus reference, or work item ID. Use the name to indicate the type of reference. Returns an IReference object that represents the link. (Defined by UmlExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodApplyStereotypeApplies the stereotype to element. Creates an IStereotypeInstance that represents the extension of the model element by the stereotype. (Defined by ProfileStereotypeExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodDeleteDeletes this element and any relationships, owned elements, and shapes. (Defined by UmlExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodDeleteAllReferenceRemove all the references of a given tag. (Defined by UmlExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodGetIdGets a GUID that identifies this element. (Defined by UmlExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodGetModelStoreGets the IModelStore that contains this element. (Defined by UmlExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodGetReferencesGet the IReferences of a given tag that are associated with this element. (Defined by UmlExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodGetRelatedElements<T>Gets elements related to this element by relationships of the specified type. (Defined by UmlExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodGetRelatedLinks<T>Gets relationships of a specified type from or to this element. (Defined by UmlExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodShapesAll the shapes that display the model element on any open diagram, or on a specified open diagram. (Defined by PresentationHelpers.)


The methods defined on this type are extension methods. To use the methods, you must add a project reference to the .NET assembly Microsoft.VisualStudio.ArchitectureTools.Extensibility.dll, and you must include the directive using Microsoft.VisualStudio.ArchitectureTools.Extensibility.Uml; in your code.