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  • Functions that handle the Definition type
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The Definition type is used to find out the characteristics of a type:
  • simple type,
  • advanced type,
  • class,
  • structure,
  • Versions 23 and later
    combination,
    New in version 23
    combination,
    combination,
  • Versions 23 and later
    enumeration.
    New in version 23
    enumeration.
    enumeration.
Remark: For more details on the declaration of this type of variable and the use of WLanguage properties, see Declaring a variable.
Versions 18 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This type of variable is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
New in version 18
Universal Windows 10 App This type of variable is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This type of variable is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
Example
// Retrieves the definition of x type
d is Definition
d = GetDefinition(x)
// Displays the name of x type
Trace(d.Name)
Remarks

Properties specific to the description of Definition variables

The following properties can be used to handle a Definition variable:
Property nameType usedEffect
Versions 22 and later
AssociationDefinition
New in version 22
AssociationDefinition
AssociationDefinition
Array of Definition variablesDefinition of associated types.
In this case, the Associated property of Property Description, Variable description and Procedure Description variables returns True.
BaseDefinitionArray of Definition variablesDefinition of base types.
DefinitionFamilyIntegerDefinition of base types.
This property is accessible in read-only.
NameCharacter stringName of type.
This property is accessible in read-only.
Versions 23 and later
Option
New in version 23
Option
Option
Array of Option DescriptionDescription of options for a definition of combination.
Remark: Information available for the combinations defined in the data model editor and for the combinations defined in WLanguage.
ProcedureArray of Procedure DescriptionMethods of class if the defined type is a class.
Versions 22 and later
The Associated property of Procedure Description variables returns False in the case of base class methods.
New in version 22
The Associated property of Procedure Description variables returns False in the case of base class methods.
The Associated property of Procedure Description variables returns False in the case of base class methods.
PropertyArray of Property DescriptionProperties of class if the defined type is a class.
Versions 22 and later
The Associated property of Property Description variables returns False in the case of base class properties.
New in version 22
The Associated property of Property Description variables returns False in the case of base class properties.
The Associated property of Property Description variables returns False in the case of base class properties.
TypeIntegerWLanguage type.
This property is accessible in read-only. The available values are identical to the ones returned by TypeVar.
Versions 23 and later
Value
New in version 23
Value
Value
Array of Value descriptionDescription of values for a definition of enumeration.
Remark: Information available for the enumerations defined in the data model editor and for the enumerations defined in WLanguage.
VariableArray of Variable DescriptionMembers of class or structure if the defined type is a class or a structure.
Versions 22 and later
The Associated property of Variable description variables returns False in the case of base class members.
New in version 22
The Associated property of Variable description variables returns False in the case of base class members.
The Associated property of Variable description variables returns False in the case of base class members.

Functions that handle the Definition type

GetDefinitionRetrieves the definition of element type.
Minimum version required
  • Version 16
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