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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,
  • combination,
  • enumeration.
Remark: For more details on the declaration of this type of variable and the use of WLanguage properties, see Declaring a variable.
Example
// Retrieves the definition of x type
d is Définition
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
AssociationDefinitionArray of Definition variablesDefinition of associated types.
In this case, the Associated property of Property Description, Variable Description and Procedure Description variables returns True.
New in version 28
AttributeMapping
Character string
  • Value of the <Mapping> extension attribute for a class or structure,
  • "" (empty string) if the attribute is not specified (or for other types).
This property is read-only.
New in version 28
AttributeNote
Character stringContent of the <Note> extension attribute.
This property is read-only.
New in version 28
AttributeSerialize
Character stringSerialization name of the type according to its name and the <Serialize> attribute:
  • Name of the class, if the attribute is not specified,
  • Content of the string if the attribute contains a string,
  • "" (empty string) if the attribute is set to False or if the type is not a class.
This property is read-only.
BaseDefinitionArray of Definition variablesDefinition of base types.
DefinitionFamilyIntegerDefinition of base types.
This property is accessible in read-only.
Name Character stringName of type.
This property is accessible in read-only.
OptionArray 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.
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.
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.
ValueArray 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.
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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