CodeNamespaceImport Class

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


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

<SerializableAttribute> _
<ClassInterfaceAttribute(ClassInterfaceType.AutoDispatch)> _
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)> _
Public Class CodeNamespaceImport _
	Inherits CodeObject

The CodeNamespaceImport type exposes the following members.

Public methodCodeNamespaceImportInitializes a new instance of the CodeNamespaceImport class.
Public methodCodeNamespaceImport(String)Initializes a new instance of the CodeNamespaceImport class using the specified namespace to import.

Public propertyLinePragmaGets or sets the line and file the statement occurs on.
Public propertyNamespaceGets or sets the namespace to import.
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 the default hash function. (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.)

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. 
            Dim compileUnit As New CodeCompileUnit()

            ' Declares a namespace named TestNamespace. 
            Dim testNamespace As New CodeNamespace("TestNamespace")
            ' Adds the namespace to the namespace collection of the compile unit.

            ' Declares a namespace import of the System namespace. 
            Dim import1 As New CodeNamespaceImport("System")
            ' Adds the namespace import to the namespace imports collection of the namespace.

            ' A Visual Basic code generator produces the following source code for the preceeding example code: 

            'Option Strict Off 
            'Option Explicit On 
            'Imports System 
            'Namespace TestNamespace 
            'End Namespace

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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