ModuleBuilder.DefineGlobalMethod Method (String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions, Type, Type[], Type[], Type[], Type[][], Type[][])

Defines a global method with the specified name, attributes, calling convention, return type, custom modifiers for the return type, parameter types, and custom modifiers for the parameter types.

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

public MethodBuilder DefineGlobalMethod(
	string name,
	MethodAttributes attributes,
	CallingConventions callingConvention,
	Type returnType,
	Type[] requiredReturnTypeCustomModifiers,
	Type[] optionalReturnTypeCustomModifiers,
	Type[] parameterTypes,
	Type[][] requiredParameterTypeCustomModifiers,
	Type[][] optionalParameterTypeCustomModifiers
)

Parameters

name
Type: System.String

The name of the method. name cannot contain embedded null characters.

attributes
Type: System.Reflection.MethodAttributes

The attributes of the method. attributes must include Static.

callingConvention
Type: System.Reflection.CallingConventions

The calling convention for the method.

returnType
Type: System.Type

The return type of the method.

requiredReturnTypeCustomModifiers
Type: System.Type[]

An array of types representing the required custom modifiers for the return type, such as IsConst or IsBoxed. If the return type has no required custom modifiers, specify null.

optionalReturnTypeCustomModifiers
Type: System.Type[]

An array of types representing the optional custom modifiers for the return type, such as IsConst or IsBoxed. If the return type has no optional custom modifiers, specify null.

parameterTypes
Type: System.Type[]

The types of the method's parameters.

requiredParameterTypeCustomModifiers
Type: System.Type[][]

An array of arrays of types. Each array of types represents the required custom modifiers for the corresponding parameter of the global method. If a particular argument has no required custom modifiers, specify null instead of an array of types. If the global method has no arguments, or if none of the arguments have required custom modifiers, specify null instead of an array of arrays.

optionalParameterTypeCustomModifiers
Type: System.Type[][]

An array of arrays of types. Each array of types represents the optional custom modifiers for the corresponding parameter. If a particular argument has no optional custom modifiers, specify null instead of an array of types. If the global method has no arguments, or if none of the arguments have optional custom modifiers, specify null instead of an array of arrays.

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.Emit.MethodBuilder
The defined global method.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

The method is not static. That is, attributes does not include Static.

-or-

An element in the Type array is null.

ArgumentNullException

name is null.

InvalidOperationException

The CreateGlobalFunctions method has been previously called.

This overload is provided for designers of managed compilers.

You cannot use the global method that this method defines until you call CreateGlobalFunctions.

NoteNote

Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1, this member no longer requires ReflectionPermission with the ReflectionPermissionFlag.ReflectionEmit flag. (See Security Issues in Reflection Emit.) To use this functionality, your application should target the .NET Framework 3.5 or later.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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