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TypeBuilder.DefineInitializedData Method

Defines initialized data field in the .sdata section of the portable executable (PE) file.

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

public FieldBuilder DefineInitializedData (
	string name,
	byte[] data,
	FieldAttributes attributes
public FieldBuilder DefineInitializedData (
	String name, 
	byte[] data, 
	FieldAttributes attributes
public function DefineInitializedData (
	name : String, 
	data : byte[], 
	attributes : FieldAttributes
) : FieldBuilder
Not applicable.



The name used to refer to the data. name cannot contain embedded nulls.


The blob of data.


The attributes for the field.

Return Value

A field to reference the data.

Exception typeCondition


Length of name is zero.


The size of the data is less than or equal to zero, or greater than or equal to 0x3f0000.


name or data is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


CreateType has been previously called.

The field that you create with this method will be static, even if you do not include FieldAttributes.Static in the attributes parameter.

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