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Assembly: Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCCodeModel (in microsoft.visualstudio.vccodemodel.dll)
If an object has no children, then Nothing or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) is returned.
Children is used primarily by Visual C++. Children returns every object returnable from a code element. A class, for example, returns members, bases, implemented interfaces, attributes, comments, and so forth.
To iterate through the members of a namespace or type (class, struct, interface, and so forth), you must query interface (QI) or cast theto a and then use the property.
Children returns the collection of all related CodeElement objects that can be referenced via this code element. For example, for a, this might include the metadata code elements for the class and perhaps the Visual C++ declspecs, along with contributed code based on the Attributed Programming feature in Visual C++, template parameters, and so forth. A might include all of its parameters, contributed parameters based on the Attributed Programming feature in Visual C++, and so forth.
The Children property may return Nothing or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) depending on the object and the language. There is no requirement to support this in Visual Studio.