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VCCodeBase.Children Property 

Gets a collection of objects contained within this code construct.

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCCodeModel
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCCodeModel (in microsoft.visualstudio.vccodemodel.dll)

CodeElements Children { get; }
/** @property */
CodeElements get_Children ()

function get Children () : CodeElements

Property Value

A CodeElements collection.

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 the CodeElement to a CodeNamespace and then use the Members property.

Children returns the collection of all related CodeElement objects that can be referenced via this code element. For example, for a CodeClass, 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 CodeFunction 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.

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