Delegate.CreateDelegate Method (Type, Object, String, Boolean)

Creates a delegate of the specified type that represents the specified instance method to invoke on the specified class instance with the specified case-sensitivity.

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

public static Delegate CreateDelegate(
	Type type,
	Object target,
	string method,
	bool ignoreCase


Type: System.Type
The type of delegate to create.
Type: System.Object
The class instance on which method is invoked.
Type: System.String
The name of the instance method that the delegate is to represent.
Type: System.Boolean
true to ignore the case when comparing the name of the method; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.Delegate
A delegate of the specified type that represents the specified instance method to invoke on the specified class instance.


type is null.


target is null.


method is null.


type does not inherit MulticastDelegate.


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


method is not an instance method.


method cannot be bound; for example, because it cannot be found.


The Invoke method of type is not found.


The caller does not have access to method.


Application code attempts to access this member late-bound, for example, by using the Type.InvokeMember method.

This method creates delegates for instance 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.

In Silverlight, method must specify an accessible method.

This method overload is equivalent to calling the CreateDelegate(Type, Object, String, Boolean, Boolean) method overload, and specifying true for throwOnBindFailure.

Platform Notes

Silverlight for Windows Phone Silverlight for Windows Phone

 CreateDelegate throws MissingMethodException when attempting to create a delegate with incorrect arguments. Delegate.CreateDelegate throws TargetInvocationException when called on a null object. Delegate.CreateDelegate throws MissingMethodException instead of ArgumentException for non-instance methods.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

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

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