ProjectElement Class

Abstract base class for MSBuild construction object model elements.

MSBuild is now included in Visual Studio instead of the .NET Framework. You can use MSBuild 12.0 side-by-side with versions previously deployed with the .NET Framework.For more information, see What's New in MSBuild 12.0.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Build.Construction
Assembly:  Microsoft.Build (in Microsoft.Build.dll)

public abstract class ProjectElement

The ProjectElement type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyAllParentsAll parent elements of this element, going up to the ProjectRootElement. None if this is a ProjectRootElement. None if this has not been attached to a parent yet.MSBuild is now included in Visual Studio instead of the .NET Framework. You can use MSBuild 12.0 side-by-side with versions previously deployed with the .NET Framework.For more information, see What's New in MSBuild 12.0.
Public propertyConditionGets or sets the Condition value. It will return empty string IFF a condition attribute is legal but it’s not present or has no value. It will return null IFF a Condition attribute is illegal on that element. Removes the attribute if the value to set is empty. It is possible for derived classes to throw an InvalidOperationException if setting the condition is not applicable for those elements.MSBuild is now included in Visual Studio instead of the .NET Framework. You can use MSBuild 12.0 side-by-side with versions previously deployed with the .NET Framework.For more information, see What's New in MSBuild 12.0.
Public propertyConditionLocationLocation of the "Condition" attribute on this element, if any. If there is no such attribute, returns null.MSBuild is now included in Visual Studio instead of the .NET Framework. You can use MSBuild 12.0 side-by-side with versions previously deployed with the .NET Framework.For more information, see What's New in MSBuild 12.0.
Public propertyContainingProjectProjectRootElement (possibly imported) that contains this Xml. Cannot be null.MSBuild is now included in Visual Studio instead of the .NET Framework. You can use MSBuild 12.0 side-by-side with versions previously deployed with the .NET Framework.For more information, see What's New in MSBuild 12.0.
Public propertyLabelGets or sets the Label value. Returns empty string if it is not present. Removes the attribute if the value to set is empty.MSBuild is now included in Visual Studio instead of the .NET Framework. You can use MSBuild 12.0 side-by-side with versions previously deployed with the .NET Framework.For more information, see What's New in MSBuild 12.0.
Public propertyLabelLocationLocation of the "Label" attribute on this element, if any. If there is no such attribute, returns null;MSBuild is now included in Visual Studio instead of the .NET Framework. You can use MSBuild 12.0 side-by-side with versions previously deployed with the .NET Framework.For more information, see What's New in MSBuild 12.0.
Public propertyLocationLocation of the corresponding Xml element. May not be correct if file is not saved, or file has been edited since it was last saved. In the case of an unsaved edit, the location only contains the path to the file that the element originates from.MSBuild is now included in Visual Studio instead of the .NET Framework. You can use MSBuild 12.0 side-by-side with versions previously deployed with the .NET Framework.For more information, see What's New in MSBuild 12.0.
Public propertyNextSiblingNext sibling element. May be null.MSBuild is now included in Visual Studio instead of the .NET Framework. You can use MSBuild 12.0 side-by-side with versions previously deployed with the .NET Framework.For more information, see What's New in MSBuild 12.0.
Public propertyParentNull if this is a ProjectRootElement. Null if this has not been attached to a parent yet.MSBuild is now included in Visual Studio instead of the .NET Framework. You can use MSBuild 12.0 side-by-side with versions previously deployed with the .NET Framework.For more information, see What's New in MSBuild 12.0.
Public propertyPreviousSiblingPrevious sibling element. May be null.MSBuild is now included in Visual Studio instead of the .NET Framework. You can use MSBuild 12.0 side-by-side with versions previously deployed with the .NET Framework.For more information, see What's New in MSBuild 12.0.
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  NameDescription
Public methodClone()
Protected methodClone(ProjectRootElement)
Public methodCopyFrom
Protected methodCreateNewInstance
Public methodEquals (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalize (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCode (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetType (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseClone (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToString (Inherited from Object.)
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Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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