Delegate Constructor (Type, String)
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Delegate Constructor (Type, String)


Initializes a delegate that invokes the specified static method from the specified class.

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

protected Delegate(
	Type target,
	string method


Type: System.Type

The Type representing the class that defines method.

Type: System.String

The name of the static method that the delegate represents.

Exception Condition

target is null.


method is null.


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


target represents an open generic type.

This constructor cannot be used in application code. To create a delegate by specifying the name of a static method, use an overload of the CreateDelegate method that specifies a method name but does not specify a target object. For example, the CreateDelegate(Type, Type, String) method overload creates a static delegate for a method with a specified name.

This constructor 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.


when invoked late-bound through mechanisms such as Type.InvokeMember. Associated enumeration: ReflectionPermissionFlag.MemberAccess

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Available since 2.0
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