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ClientBuildManager.GenerateCodeCompileUnit Method (String, String, Type, CompilerParameters, IDictionary)

Returns the contents, codeDOM tree, compiler type, and compiler parameters for a file represented by a virtual path.

Namespace:  System.Web.Compilation
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public CodeCompileUnit GenerateCodeCompileUnit(
	string virtualPath,
	string virtualFileString,
	out Type codeDomProviderType,
	out CompilerParameters compilerParameters,
	out IDictionary linePragmasTable


Type: System.String

The virtual path to the file.

Type: System.String

The contents of the file represented by the virtualPath parameter.

Type: System.Type

When this method returns, contains the codeDOM provider type used for code generation and compilation.

Type: System.CodeDom.Compiler.CompilerParameters

When this method returns, contains the properties that define how the file represented by the virtualPath parameter will be compiled.

Type: System.Collections.IDictionary

When this method returns, contains a dictionary of line pragmas.

Return Value

Type: System.CodeDom.CodeCompileUnit
A CodeCompileUnit for the given file.


virtualPath is null.

The GenerateCodeCompileUnit method retrieves information needed to compile a file. In addition to a CodeCompileUnit object as a return value, it returns three out parameters. The codeDomProviderType parameter returns the provider type for generating and compiling the file. The compilerParameters parameter contains properties that determine compilation behavior. The linePragmasTable parameter contains a dictionary of line pragmas.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.3, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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