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CodeTypeConstructor Class

Represents a static constructor for a class.

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

public class CodeTypeConstructor : CodeMemberMethod

CodeTypeConstructor can be used to represent the static constructor for a class. A static constructor is called once when the type is loaded.


Not all languages support static constructors. Support for static constructors can be checked by calling Supports with the StaticConstructors flag to determine if static constructors are supported by the code generator for a particular language.

The following example demonstrates use of a CodeTypeConstructor to declare a static constructor for a type.

// Declares a new type for a static constructor.
CodeTypeDeclaration type1 = new CodeTypeDeclaration("Type1");
// Declares a static constructor.
CodeTypeConstructor constructor2 = new CodeTypeConstructor();
// Adds the static constructor to the type.
type1.Members.Add( constructor2 );

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

//    public class Type1  
//    { 
//        static Type1()  
//        { 
//        }        
//    }

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