FieldBuilder Class

Defines and represents a field. This class cannot be inherited.

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

[ClassInterfaceAttribute(ClassInterfaceType.None)]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
[HostProtectionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, MayLeakOnAbort = true)]
public sealed class FieldBuilder : FieldInfo, 
	_FieldBuilder

NoteNote:

The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: MayLeakOnAbort. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.

Get an instance of FieldBuilder by calling DefineField, DefineInitializedData, or DefineUninitializedData.

NoteNote:

The SetValue method is currently not supported. As a workaround, retrieve the FieldInfo by reflecting on the finished type and call SetValue to set the value of the field.

The following code sample illustrates the use of FieldBuilder.

using System;
using System.Threading;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Reflection.Emit;
using System.Security.Permissions;

public class FieldBuilder_Sample
{
   private static Type CreateType(AppDomain currentDomain)
   {

      // Create an assembly.
      AssemblyName myAssemblyName = new AssemblyName();
      myAssemblyName.Name = "DynamicAssembly";
      AssemblyBuilder myAssembly =
                     currentDomain.DefineDynamicAssembly(myAssemblyName,AssemblyBuilderAccess.Run);
      // Create a dynamic module in Dynamic Assembly.
      ModuleBuilder myModuleBuilder=myAssembly.DefineDynamicModule("MyModule");
      // Define a public class named "MyClass" in the assembly.
      TypeBuilder myTypeBuilder= myModuleBuilder.DefineType("MyClass",TypeAttributes.Public);

      // Define a private String field named "MyField" in the type.
      FieldBuilder myFieldBuilder= myTypeBuilder.DefineField("MyField",
          typeof(string),FieldAttributes.Private|FieldAttributes.Static);
      // Create the constructor.
      Type[] constructorArgs = { typeof(String) };
      ConstructorBuilder constructor = myTypeBuilder.DefineConstructor(
         MethodAttributes.Public, CallingConventions.Standard, constructorArgs);
      ILGenerator constructorIL = constructor.GetILGenerator();
      constructorIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ldarg_0);
      ConstructorInfo superConstructor = typeof(Object).GetConstructor(new Type[0]);
      constructorIL.Emit(OpCodes.Call, superConstructor);
      constructorIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ldarg_0);
      constructorIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ldarg_1);
      constructorIL.Emit(OpCodes.Stfld, myFieldBuilder);
      constructorIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ret);

      // Create the MyMethod method.
      MethodBuilder myMethodBuilder= myTypeBuilder.DefineMethod("MyMethod",
                           MethodAttributes.Public,typeof(String),null);
      ILGenerator methodIL = myMethodBuilder.GetILGenerator();
      methodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ldarg_0);
      methodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ldfld, myFieldBuilder);
      methodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ret);
      Console.WriteLine("Name               :"+myFieldBuilder.Name);
      Console.WriteLine("DeclaringType      :"+myFieldBuilder.DeclaringType);
      Console.WriteLine("Type               :"+myFieldBuilder.FieldType);
      Console.WriteLine("Token              :"+myFieldBuilder.GetToken().Token);
      return myTypeBuilder.CreateType();
   }

   [PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, Name="FullTrust")]
   public static void Main()
   {
      try
      {
         Type myType = CreateType(Thread.GetDomain());
         // Create an instance of the "HelloWorld" class.
         Object helloWorld = Activator.CreateInstance(myType, new Object[] { "HelloWorld" });
         // Invoke the "MyMethod" method of the "MyClass" class.
         Object myObject  = myType.InvokeMember("MyMethod",
                        BindingFlags.InvokeMethod, null, helloWorld, null);
         Console.WriteLine("MyClass.MyMethod returned: \"" + myObject + "\"");
      }
      catch( Exception e)
      {
         Console.WriteLine("Exception Caught "+e.Message);
      }
  }
}

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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