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Compiler Error CS0121

The call is ambiguous between the following methods or properties: 'method1' and 'method2'

Due to implicit conversion, the compiler was not able to call one form of an overloaded method. You can resolve this error in the following ways:

  • Specify the method parameters in such a way that implicit conversion does not take place.

  • Remove all overloads for the method.

  • Cast to proper type before calling method.

The following sample generates CS0121:

// CS0121.cs
public class C
{
   void f(int i, double d) 
   {
   }

   void f(double d, int i)
   {
   }

   public static void Main()
   {
      C c = new C();

      c.f(1, 1);   // CS0121
      // try the following line instead
      // c.f(1, 1.0);
      // or
      // c.f(1.0, 1);
      // or
      // c.f(1, (double)1);   // cast and specify which method to call
   }
}

The following example produces CS0121 in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 but not in Visual Studio 2005:

    //CS0121_2.cs
    class Program2
    {

        static int ol_invoked = 0;

        delegate int D1(int x);
        delegate T D1<T>(T x);
        delegate T D1<T, U>(U u);

        static void F(D1 d1) { ol_invoked = 1; }
        static void F<T>(D1<T> d1t) { ol_invoked = 2; }
        static void F<T, U>(D1<T, U> d1t) { ol_invoked = 3; }

        static int Test001()
        {
            F(delegate(int x) { return 1; }); //CS0121
            if (ol_invoked == 1)
                return 0;
            else
                return 1;
        }

        static int Main()
        {
            return Test001();
        }
    }
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