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CodeDomProvider.CompileAssemblyFromDom Method

Compiles an assembly based on the System.CodeDom trees contained in the specified array of CodeCompileUnit objects, using the specified compiler settings.

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

public virtual CompilerResults CompileAssemblyFromDom (
	CompilerParameters options,
	params CodeCompileUnit[] compilationUnits
public CompilerResults CompileAssemblyFromDom (
	CompilerParameters options, 
	CodeCompileUnit[] compilationUnits
public function CompileAssemblyFromDom (
	options : CompilerParameters, 
	... compilationUnits : CodeCompileUnit[]
) : CompilerResults
Not applicable.



A CompilerParameters object that indicates the settings for the compilation.


An array of type CodeCompileUnit that indicates the code to compile.

Return Value

A CompilerResults object that indicates the results of the compilation.

Exception typeCondition


Neither this method nor the CreateCompiler method is overridden in a derived class.


In the .NET Framework versions 1.0 and 1.1, this method is provided by the ICodeCompiler implementation that is returned by the CreateCompiler method of the provider. In version 2.0, this method can be called directly on the code provider even if it is not overridden by the code provider. If the code provider does not override this method, the ICodeCompiler implementation is called by the base class.

Notes to Inheritors: If you override this method, you must not call the corresponding method of the base class. The base-class method creates a generator in the derived class using the obsolete CreateCompiler method for compatibility with preexisting providers that use code compilers. The base-class method then calls the equivalent method in the ICodeCompiler implementation to perform this function. You will get a NotImplementedException if you call the base-class method from a code provider that does not use a code compiler.

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0