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CodeNamespaceImport Class

Represents a namespace import directive that indicates a namespace to use.

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

public class CodeNamespaceImport : CodeObject

CodeNamespaceImport can be used to represent a namespace import directive.

In most languages, a namespace import directive causes visibility of the types within the imported namespaces to code that references types in the imported namespaces.


Use fully qualified type references to avoid potential ambiguity.

The following example code demonstrates use of a CodeNamespaceImport to import the CodeNamespaceImport namespace:

// Declares a compile unit to contain a namespace.
CodeCompileUnit compileUnit = new CodeCompileUnit();

// Declares a namespace named TestNamespace.
CodeNamespace testNamespace = new CodeNamespace("TestNamespace");
// Adds the namespace to the namespace collection of the compile unit.

// Declares a namespace import of the System namespace.
CodeNamespaceImport import1 = new CodeNamespaceImport("System");
// Adds the namespace import to the namespace imports collection of the namespace.

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

//    namespace TestNamespace {         
//        using System; 
//  }


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