Biml API Reference
AstNode Type
BimlStudio 2017

AstNode is the base type from which all other Biml language model classes derive. It provides a variety of methods and properties that are useful to the language framework.
Inheritance Hierarchy
Assembly:
Biml (in Biml.dll)
Language Element:
AstNode is an abstract type, so it does not have a corresponding Biml language element.
Properties
  Name Summary
Annotations
This is a collection of annotation items that can be used to specify documentation, tags, or other information. Annotations are particularly useful for storing information about nodes that can be used by BimlScript code.
BimlFile
This value specifies the BimlFile in which the Biml code that defines AstNode resides.
Error
Gets the error string for this node, if any
ErrorCount
Gets the count of error diagnostics that have been generated for this node
FlowFile
This value specifies the containing code file of this node for Xml Binding purposes.
ForceDisableIncrementalChangeTracking
This value specifies whether changes to property values of this node should be automatically reflected in the corresponding Biml code. Its primary use is for temporary nodes that will never be persisted into BimlFiles.
FriendlyTypeName
Gets the friendly name of the type of this node
FriendlyTypeNameStatic
Gets the friendly name of the type of this node
IsAstNodeReadOnly
Gets a value indicating whether this node is currently in a read-only state
IsInBrokenLiveBimlScript
Specifies whether or not this object is part of a live BimlScript containing an error, which means that this is a cached object that may be out-of-date
ItemLabel
Gets a label that can be used to identify this node
MessageCount
Gets the count of message diagnostics that have been generated for this node
ObjectTag
This property provides a general purpose storage mechanism for .NET objects to be associated with AstNode objects. It supplements the annotation system, which is intended for use with string-based metadata.
ParentItem
This value specifies the parent of the current node. All nodes must have a valid parent in the Biml framework, except for the root node.
ParentXObjectMappingProvider
This value specifies the parent of the current node for Xml Binding purposes.
PropertyChangeNotificationTarget
Gets a reference to the ViewModel object for this node. This property should only be used by the internal Biml framework.
ScopeBoundary
Gets the scope boundary for this node
SymbolTableProvider
Gets the symbol table provider for this node
TreeDepth
Gets the distance between this node and the root item
UserDefinedItems
Gets the child items of this node that were defined in user code
WarningCount
Gets the count of warning diagnostics that have been generated for this node
XmlMapping
Gets the XML binding information that is used to track the Biml code that corresponds to this node
Methods
  Name Summary
Events
  Name Summary
ScopeBoundaryChanged
The ScopeBoundaryChanged event occurs when any ancestor (as determined by following ParentItem to the AstRootNode) changes in such a way as the ScopeBoundary for this node changes. This will force the ScopedName of this node to change if it is an AstNamedNode.
Extension Methods
  Name Summary
.NET API Metadata
Assembly:
Biml
Friendly Name:
AstNode
Abstract:
True
Referenceable:
False
Root Item:
False
Scope Boundary:
False
Symbol Table Provider:
False
Biml Language Metadata
Xml Schema Name:
Varigence.Languages.Biml.AstNode
Xsd Namespace:
http://schemas.varigence.com/biml.xsd
Referenceable:
False
Scope Boundary:
False
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