CodeMethodReferenceExpression Class


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Represents a reference to a method.

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


public class CodeMethodReferenceExpression : CodeExpression


Initializes a new instance of the CodeMethodReferenceExpression class.

System_CAPS_pubmethodCodeMethodReferenceExpression(CodeExpression, String)

Initializes a new instance of the CodeMethodReferenceExpression class using the specified target object and method name.

System_CAPS_pubmethodCodeMethodReferenceExpression(CodeExpression, String, CodeTypeReference[])

Initializes a new instance of the CodeMethodReferenceExpression class using the specified target object, method name, and generic type arguments.


Gets or sets the name of the method to reference.


Gets or sets the expression that indicates the method to reference.


Gets the type arguments for the current generic method reference expression.


Gets the user-definable data for the current object.(Inherited from CodeObject.)


Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)


Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)


Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)


Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

A CodeMethodReferenceExpression can be used to represent an expression of the form Object.Method.

The TargetObject property indicates the object that contains the method. The MethodName property indicates the name of the method.

A CodeMethodReferenceExpression is used with a CodeMethodInvokeExpression to indicate the method to invoke, and with a CodeDelegateCreateExpression to indicate the method to handle the event.

The following code example uses a CodeMethodReferenceExpression to refer to a method:

// Invokes the TestMethod method of the current type object.
CodeMethodReferenceExpression methodRef1 = new CodeMethodReferenceExpression( new CodeThisReferenceExpression(), "TestMethod" );
CodeMethodInvokeExpression invoke1 = new CodeMethodInvokeExpression( methodRef1, new CodeParameterDeclarationExpression[] {} );                                    

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

//        this.TestMethod();

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1

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

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