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CodeNamespace Class

Represents a namespace declaration.

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

public class CodeNamespace : CodeObject

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 {     
//     }


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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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