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Delegate.CreateDelegate Method (Type, Object, String, Boolean, 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 and the specified behavior on failure to bind.

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

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


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
A Boolean indicating whether to ignore the case when comparing the name of the method.
Type: System.Boolean
true to throw an exception if method cannot be bound; 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, and throwOnBindFailure is true.


The Invoke method of type is not found.


The caller does not have the permissions necessary to access 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.


Starting with the .NET Framework version 2.0 Service Pack 1, this method can be used to access non-public methods if the caller has been granted ReflectionPermission with the ReflectionPermissionFlag.RestrictedMemberAccess flag and if the grant set of the non-public methods is restricted to the caller’s grant set, or a subset thereof. (See Security Considerations for Reflection.)

To use this functionality, your application should target the .NET Framework version 3.5 or later.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.