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BuildProvider.GetDefaultCompilerTypeForLanguage Method

Returns the compiler settings for the build provider based on the specified language.

Namespace:  System.Web.Compilation
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

protected CompilerType GetDefaultCompilerTypeForLanguage(
	string language


Type: System.String

A code language name.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Compilation.CompilerType
A CompilerType that represents the compiler settings for the build provider based on the specified language. The base class returns the default compiler settings for the language based on the application configuration file.


language is null.


language does not match a configured compiler for the build provider.

Use the GetDefaultCompilerTypeForLanguage method to examine the compiler type configured in the build provider for a specific language name. Use the GetDefaultCompilerType method to examine the default compiler type for a build provider.

The base BuildProvider class determines the default compiler type using the Compiler elements in the Compilers property of the CompilationSection object for the configuration file. This is equivalent to examining the compiler elements in the system.web and the compiler elements in the system.codedom sections of the configuration file. For example, for the language value VB, the base class method returns a CompilerType object that corresponds to the configured settings for an instance of Microsoft.VisualBasic.VBCodeProvider.

When you derive from the BuildProvider class, you can use GetDefaultCompilerTypeForLanguage to set the CodeCompilerType property value for the language supported by your implementation.

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