Delegate.CreateDelegate Method (Type, Type, String)

Creates a delegate of the specified type that represents the specified static method of the specified class.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static Delegate CreateDelegate(
	Type type,
	Type target,
	string method
)

Parameters

type
Type: System.Type

The Type of delegate to create.

target
Type: System.Type

The Type representing the class that implements method.

method
Type: System.String

The name of the static method that the delegate is to represent.

Return Value

Type: System.Delegate
A delegate of the specified type that represents the specified static method of the specified class.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

type is null.

-or-

target is null.

-or-

method is null.

ArgumentException

type does not inherit MulticastDelegate.

-or-

type is not a RuntimeType. See Runtime Types in Reflection.

-or-

target is not a RuntimeType.

-or-

target is an open generic type. That is, its ContainsGenericParameters property is true.

-or-

method is not a static method (Shared method in Visual Basic).

-or-

method cannot be bound, for example because it cannot be found, and throwOnBindFailure is true.

MissingMethodException

The Invoke method of type is not found.

MethodAccessException

The caller does not have the permissions necessary to access method.

This method creates delegates for static methods only. An instance method is a method that is associated with an instance of a class; a static method is a method that is associated with the class itself.

This method overload is equivalent to calling the CreateDelegate(Type, Type, String, Boolean, Boolean) method overload, specifying false for ignoreCase and true for throwOnBindFailure.

NoteNote

Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1, this method can be used to access non-public methods if the caller has been granted ReflectionPermission with the ReflectionPermissionFlag.RestrictedMemberAccess flag and if the grant set of the non-public methods is restricted to the caller’s grant set, or a subset thereof. (See Security Considerations for Reflection.)

To use this functionality, your application should target the .NET Framework 3.5 or later.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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