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CodeEntryPointMethod Class

Represents the entry point method of an executable.

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

public class CodeEntryPointMethod : CodeMemberMethod

A CodeEntryPointMethod is a CodeMemberMethod that represents the entry point method of an executable.

This example demonstrates using a CodeEntryPointMethod to indicate the method to start program execution at.

// Builds a Hello World Program Graph using System.CodeDom objects 
public static CodeCompileUnit BuildHelloWorldGraph()
    // Create a new CodeCompileUnit to contain the program graph
    CodeCompileUnit CompileUnit = new CodeCompileUnit();

    // Declare a new namespace object and name it
    CodeNamespace Samples = new CodeNamespace("Samples");
    // Add the namespace object to the compile unit
    CompileUnit.Namespaces.Add( Samples );

    // Add a new namespace import for the System namespace
    Samples.Imports.Add( new CodeNamespaceImport("System") );            

    // Declare a new type object and name it
    CodeTypeDeclaration Class1 = new CodeTypeDeclaration("Class1");
    // Add the new type to the namespace object's type collection

    // Declare a new code entry point method
    CodeEntryPointMethod Start = new CodeEntryPointMethod();
    // Create a new method invoke expression
    CodeMethodInvokeExpression cs1 = new CodeMethodInvokeExpression( 
        // Call the System.Console.WriteLine method 
        new CodeTypeReferenceExpression("System.Console"), "WriteLine", 
        // Pass a primitive string parameter to the WriteLine method 
        new CodePrimitiveExpression("Hello World!") );
    // Add the new method code statement
    Start.Statements.Add(new CodeExpressionStatement(cs1));        

    // Add the code entry point method to the type's members collection
    Class1.Members.Add( Start );

    return CompileUnit;

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