classname — The name of a class, in the object-oriented programming sense


Content Model

classname ::=


The ClassName tag is used to identify the name of a class. This is likely to occur only in documentation about object-oriented programming systems, languages, and architectures.

DocBook does not contain a complete set of inlines appropriate for describing object-oriented programming environments. (While it has ClassName, for example, it has nothing suitable for methods.) This will be addressed in a future version of DocBook.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.


The following elements occur in classname: text, alt, anchor, annotation, biblioref, indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), inlinemediaobject, link, olink, phrase (db._phrase), remark, replaceable, subscript, superscript, xref.

See Also

property, symbol, token, type


<article xmlns=''>
<title>Example classname</title>

<para>All user-interface components must be descendants of the
<classname>Widget</classname> class.


All user-interface components must be descendants of the Widget class.


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