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BUG: EnvDTE.CodeElement.GetStartPoint(vsCMPart.vsCMPartBody) returns wrong result for VB.NET classes using the Implements or Inherits clauses

Author: Carlos J. Quintero (Microsoft MVP) Applies to: Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
Date: July 2009   Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

Introduction

When a class created in a VB.NET project uses the Implements or Inherits clauses, the EnvDTE.CodeElement.GetStartPoint method returns a wrong result when using vsCMPart.vsCMPartBody.

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Steps to reproduce the problem:

  • Create a class with this code:
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1 Public Class C1
2    Public Event Event1()
3 End Class
4
5 Public Class C2
6    Inherits System.Object
7    Public Event Event1()
8 End Class
  • Create and execute this macro:
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Sub Macro1()

   Dim codeElement As CodeElement

   For Each codeElement In DTE.ActiveDocument.ProjectItem.FileCodeModel.CodeElements
      MsgBox(codeElement.Name & ": " & codeElement.GetStartPoint(vsCMPart.vsCMPartBody).Line)
   Next

End Sub

For the first class the result line is 2 (correct) but for the second class the result line is 8 when it should be 7. This is a bug of Visual Studio 2005 and 2008. It didn't happen in Visual Studio .NET 2003.



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