Specifies a namespace for all type declarations.




Term Definition
namespace The name of the namespace in which to enclose all type declarations for the current project.


If you use the Visual Studio executable file (Devenv.exe) to compile a project created in the Visual Studio integrated development environment, use -rootnamespace to specify the value of the RootNamespace property. See Devenv Command Line Switches for more information.

Use the IL Disassembler tool (Ildasm.exe) to view the namespace names in your output file.

To set -rootnamespace in the Visual Studio integrated development environment
1. Have a project selected in Solution Explorer. On the Project menu, click Properties.
2. Click the Application tab.
3. Modify the value in the Root Namespace box.


The following code compiles In.vb and encloses all type declarations in the namespace mynamespace.

vbc -rootnamespace:mynamespace in.vb

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