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ILGenerator Class

Generates Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL) instructions.

Namespace:  System.Reflection.Emit
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public class ILGenerator : _ILGenerator

ILGenerator is used to generate method bodies for methods and constructors in dynamic assemblies (represented by the MethodBuilder and ConstructorBuilder classes) and for standalone dynamic methods (represented by the DynamicMethod class). To obtain an ILGenerator, use the ConstructorBuilder.GetILGenerator, DynamicMethod.GetILGenerator, and MethodBuilder.GetILGenerator methods.

MSIL is used as input to a just-in-time (JIT) compiler.


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