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CodeDomProvider.GenerateCodeFromType Method

Generates code for the specified Code Document Object Model (CodeDOM) type declaration and sends it to the specified text writer, using the specified options.

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

public virtual void GenerateCodeFromType (
	CodeTypeDeclaration codeType,
	TextWriter writer,
	CodeGeneratorOptions options
public void GenerateCodeFromType (
	CodeTypeDeclaration codeType, 
	TextWriter writer, 
	CodeGeneratorOptions options
public function GenerateCodeFromType (
	codeType : CodeTypeDeclaration, 
	writer : TextWriter, 
	options : CodeGeneratorOptions
Not applicable.



A CodeTypeDeclaration object that indicates the type for which to generate code.


The TextWriter to which output code is sent.


A CodeGeneratorOptions that indicates the options to use for generating code.

Exception typeCondition


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


In the .NET Framework versions 1.0 and 1.1, this method is provided by the ICodeGenerator implementation that is returned by the CreateGenerator 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 ICodeGenerator 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 CreateGenerator method for compatibility with preexisting providers that use code generators. The base-class method then calls the equivalent method in the ICodeGenerator 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 generator.

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