ILGenerator.Emit Method (OpCode)

Puts the specified instruction onto the stream of instructions.

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

public virtual void Emit(
	OpCode opcode


Type: System.Reflection.Emit.OpCode
The Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL) instruction to be put onto the stream.

If the opcode parameter requires an argument, the caller must ensure that the argument length matches the length of the declared parameter. Otherwise, results will be unpredictable. For example, if the Emit instruction requires a 2-byte operand and the caller supplies a 4-byte operand, the runtime will emit two additional bytes to the instruction stream. These extra bytes will be Nop instructions.

The instruction values are defined in OpCodes.

The following example demonstrates the use of Emit method overloads to emit an instruction with no target, an instruction that requires a LocalBuilder, and an instruction that requires a Label. This code is part of a larger example provided for the BeginExceptionBlock method.

// The addition failed, but the function has to return an integer value, so
// store -1 in the local variable named result. Use the Leave instruction to
// exit the catch block. The finally block will be executed.
adderIL.Emit(OpCodes.Stloc, result);
adderIL.Emit(OpCodes.Leave_S, exTryCatchFinally);


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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