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Compiler Error CS1618

Visual Studio 2008

Cannot create delegate with 'method' because it has a Conditional attribute

You cannot create a delegate with a conditional method because the method might not exist in some builds.

The following sample generates CS1618:

// CS1618.cs
using System;
using System.Diagnostics;

delegate void del();

class MakeAnError {
   public static void Main() {
      del d = new del(ConditionalMethod);   // CS1618
      // Invalid because on builds where DEBUG is not set, 
      // there will be no "ConditionalMethod".
   }
   // To fix the error, remove the next line:
   [Conditional("DEBUG")]
   public static void ConditionalMethod() 
   {
      Console.WriteLine("Do something only in debug");
   }
}
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