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CodeNamespace Class

Represents a namespace declaration.


Namespace:  System.CodeDom
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public class CodeNamespace : CodeObject

The CodeNamespace type exposes the following members.

Public methodCodeNamespace()Initializes a new instance of the CodeNamespace class.
Public methodCodeNamespace(String)Initializes a new instance of the CodeNamespace class using the specified name.

Public propertyCommentsGets the comments for the namespace.
Public propertyImportsGets the collection of namespace import directives used by the namespace.
Public propertyNameGets or sets the name of the namespace.
Public propertyTypesGets the collection of types that the namespace contains.
Public propertyUserDataGets the user-definable data for the current object. (Inherited from CodeObject.)

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

Public eventPopulateCommentsAn event that will be raised the first time the Comments collection is accessed.
Public eventPopulateImportsAn event that will be raised the first time the Imports collection is accessed.
Public eventPopulateTypesAn event that will be raised the first time the Types collection is accessed.

CodeNamespace can be used to represent a namespace declaration.

The Name property specifies the name of the namespace. The Imports property contains the namespace import directives for the namespace. The Types property contains the type declarations for the namespace. The Comments property contains the comments that apply at the namespace level.

In some languages, a namespace can function as a container for type declarations; all types in the same namespace are accessible without using fully-qualified type references, if the there is no conflict between type names.


Use fully qualified type references to avoid potential ambiguity.

The following example code demonstrates use of a CodeNamespace to declare a namespace.

            CodeCompileUnit compileUnit = new CodeCompileUnit();
            CodeNamespace namespace1 = new CodeNamespace("TestNamespace");
            compileUnit.Namespaces.Add( namespace1 );

            // A C# code generator produces the following source code for the preceeding example code:

            //     namespace TestNamespace {    
            //     }

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.