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CodeDelegateCreateExpression Class

Represents an expression that creates a delegate.

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

public class CodeDelegateCreateExpression : CodeExpression

CodeDelegateCreateExpression represents code that creates a delegate. CodeDelegateCreateExpression is often used with CodeAttachEventStatement or CodeRemoveEventStatement to represent an event handler to attach or remove from an event.

The DelegateType property specifies the type of delegate to create. The TargetObject property indicates the object that contains the event-handler method. The MethodName property indicates the name of the event-handler method whose method signature matches the method signature of the delegate.

In C#, a delegate creation expression is typically of the following form: new EventHandler(this.HandleEventMethod). In Visual Basic, a delegate creation expression is typically of the following form: AddressOf Me.HandleEventMethod.

The following example code uses a CodeDelegateCreateExpression to create a delegate.

// Defines a delegate creation expression that creates an EventHandler delegate pointing to a method named TestMethod.
CodeDelegateCreateExpression createDelegate1 = new CodeDelegateCreateExpression( 
new CodeTypeReference( "System.EventHandler" ), new CodeThisReferenceExpression(), "TestMethod" );                                
// Attaches an EventHandler delegate pointing to TestMethod to the TestEvent event.
CodeAttachEventStatement attachStatement1 = new CodeAttachEventStatement( new CodeThisReferenceExpression(), "TestEvent", createDelegate1 );

// A C# code generator produces the following source code for the preceeding example code: 

//     this.TestEvent += new System.EventHandler(this.TestMethod);


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0