MethodBuilder.MakeGenericMethod Method (Type[])

 
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Returns a generic method constructed from the current generic method definition using the specified generic type arguments.

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

override MakeGenericMethod : 
        [<ParamArrayAttribute>] typeArguments:Type[] -> MethodInfo

Parameters

typeArguments
Type: System.Type[]

An array of Type objects that represent the type arguments for the generic method.

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.MethodInfo

A MethodInfo representing the generic method constructed from the current generic method definition using the specified generic type arguments.

When you are emitting dynamic code, you might need to emit a call to a method constructed from the generic method definition represented by a MethodBuilder, before the enclosing type has been completed. You can use the MakeGenericMethod method to create a MethodInfo for such a constructed method, and use the MethodInfo in the emitted call.

The following code example creates a constructed method from an incomplete generic method definition in an incomplete type.

The example creates a transient assembly and module with a single type, adds a method M, and makes the method generic by adding a type parameter T using the DefineGenericParameters method. The type parameter is used as the type of the method's parameter, and also as its return type. The generic method definition is not given a body, and the enclosing type is not completed. The MakeGenericMethod method is then used to make the constructed method M<String> (M(Of String) in Visual Basic). The example code has no output, because the subclass of MethodInfo returned by the MakeGenericMethod method does not allow reflection over its parameters.

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For another code example that uses MakeGenericMethod, see DefineGenericParameters. MakeGenericMethod is also used extensively when emitting code that uses generic types. See How to: Define a Generic Method with Reflection Emit.

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.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
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