ICodeGenerator Interface

Defines an interface for generating code.

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

public interface class ICodeGenerator
public interface ICodeGenerator
public interface ICodeGenerator
Not applicable.


In the .NET Framework versions 1.0 and 1.1, code providers consist of implementations of CodeDomProvider, ICodeGenerator, ICodeParser, and ICodeCompiler. In the .NET Framework 2.0, the CreateGenerator, CreateParser, and CreateCompiler methods are obsolete, and the methods of ICodeGenerator and ICodeCompiler are directly available in the CodeDomProvider class. You should override those methods in your code provider implementation and not call the base methods.

Developers of compilers can implement this interface to allow people to dynamically generate code in a particular language. This can be used for a variety of purposes, such as creating code-generating wizards, creating dynamic assemblies with content that can be debugged, and for templated documents with embedded code, such as ASP.NET.

An ICodeGenerator implementation is typically obtained through a call to the CreateGenerator method of CodeDomProvider.

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, 1.1, 1.0

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