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Handling and Raising Events

Events in the .NET Framework are based on the delegate model. (Those familiar with design patterns in object-oriented programming will notice the observer design pattern.) This section contains topics that describe the delegate model, show how to consume events in applications, and describe how to raise events from your class.

For details about the event syntax in a specific programming language, see the documentation for that language.

In This Section

Events and Delegates
Provides an overview of the event model and describes delegates in the .NET Framework.
Consuming Events
Provides an overview of how .NET Framework applications consume events.
Raising an Event
Shows how to provide event functionality in your class.
Event Sample
Contains a detailed sample that walks through the steps for raising an event from a class.
Raising Multiple Events
Shows a technique for optimizing storage for multiple events.

Related Sections

Web Server Control Event Model
Describes the details of the event model for ASP.NET Web Forms.
Events in ASP.NET Server Controls
Describes how to raise events from custom ASP.NET server controls.
Events in Windows Forms Controls
Describes how to raise events from custom Windows Forms controls.
Managed and Unmanaged Events
Describes how managed events in the .NET Framework interoperate with unmanaged COM events.