CodeDomProvider.CreateProvider CodeDomProvider.CreateProvider CodeDomProvider.CreateProvider CodeDomProvider.CreateProvider Method

Definition

Gets a CodeDomProvider instance for the specified language.

Overloads

CreateProvider(String) CreateProvider(String) CreateProvider(String) CreateProvider(String)

Gets a CodeDomProvider instance for the specified language.

CreateProvider(String, IDictionary<String,String>) CreateProvider(String, IDictionary<String,String>) CreateProvider(String, IDictionary<String,String>) CreateProvider(String, IDictionary<String,String>)

Gets a CodeDomProvider instance for the specified language and provider options.

CreateProvider(String) CreateProvider(String) CreateProvider(String) CreateProvider(String)

Gets a CodeDomProvider instance for the specified language.

public:
 static System::CodeDom::Compiler::CodeDomProvider ^ CreateProvider(System::String ^ language);
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(false)]
public static System.CodeDom.Compiler.CodeDomProvider CreateProvider (string language);
static member CreateProvider : string -> System.CodeDom.Compiler.CodeDomProvider
Public Shared Function CreateProvider (language As String) As CodeDomProvider

Parameters

language
String String String String

The language name.

Returns

A CodeDOM provider that is implemented for the specified language name.

Exceptions

The caller does not have the required permission.

Examples

The following code example determines the CodeDomProvider implementation for an input language and displays the configured settings for the language provider. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the CompilerInfo class.

CodeDomProvider^ provider = nullptr;

// Check for a provider corresponding to the input language.  
if ( CodeDomProvider::IsDefinedLanguage( language ) )
{
   provider = CodeDomProvider::CreateProvider( language );
   if ( provider )
   {
      // Display information about this language provider.
      Console::WriteLine( "Language provider:  {0}", provider->ToString() );
      Console::WriteLine();
      Console::WriteLine( "  Default file extension:  {0}", provider->FileExtension );
      Console::WriteLine();
      
      // Get the compiler settings for this language.
      CompilerInfo^ langCompilerInfo = CodeDomProvider::GetCompilerInfo( language );
      if ( langCompilerInfo )
      {
         CompilerParameters^ langCompilerConfig = langCompilerInfo->CreateDefaultCompilerParameters();
         if ( langCompilerConfig )
         {
            Console::WriteLine( "  Compiler options:        {0}", langCompilerConfig->CompilerOptions );
            Console::WriteLine( "  Compiler warning level:  {0}", langCompilerConfig->WarningLevel.ToString() );
         }
      }
   }
}

if ( provider == nullptr )  // Tell the user that the language provider was not found.
   Console::WriteLine(  "There is no provider configured for input language \"{0}\".", language );

CodeDomProvider provider;

// Check for a provider corresponding to the input language.  
if (CodeDomProvider.IsDefinedLanguage(language))
{
    provider = CodeDomProvider.CreateProvider(language);

    // Display information about this language provider.

    Console.WriteLine("Language provider:  {0}", 
        provider.ToString());
    Console.WriteLine();
    Console.WriteLine("  Default file extension:  {0}", 
        provider.FileExtension);
    Console.WriteLine();

    // Get the compiler settings for this language.

    CompilerInfo langCompilerInfo = CodeDomProvider.GetCompilerInfo(language);
    CompilerParameters langCompilerConfig = langCompilerInfo.CreateDefaultCompilerParameters();

    Console.WriteLine("  Compiler options:        {0}", 
        langCompilerConfig.CompilerOptions);
    Console.WriteLine("  Compiler warning level:  {0}", 
        langCompilerConfig.WarningLevel);
}
else
{
    // Tell the user that the language provider was not found.
    Console.WriteLine("There is no provider configured for input language \"{0}\".", 
        language);
}
Dim provider As CodeDomProvider

' Check for a provider corresponding to the input language.  
If CodeDomProvider.IsDefinedLanguage(language) Then
   provider = CodeDomProvider.CreateProvider(language)
   
   ' Display information about this language provider.
   Console.WriteLine("Language provider:  {0}", _
       provider.ToString())
   Console.WriteLine()
   Console.WriteLine("  Default file extension:  {0}", _
       provider.FileExtension)
   Console.WriteLine()
   
   ' Get the compiler settings for this language.
   Dim langCompilerInfo As CompilerInfo = CodeDomProvider.GetCompilerInfo(language)
   Dim langCompilerConfig As CompilerParameters = langCompilerInfo.CreateDefaultCompilerParameters()
   
   Console.WriteLine("  Compiler options:        {0}", _
       langCompilerConfig.CompilerOptions)
   Console.WriteLine("  Compiler warning level:  {0}", _
       langCompilerConfig.WarningLevel)
Else
   ' Tell the user that the language provider was not found.
   Console.WriteLine("There is no provider configured for input language ""{0}"".", _
       language)
End If

Remarks

Note

This method is most commonly used to create an instance of a code provider in an application that may optionally use one of several providers. CreateProvider allows you to specify at run time the code provider you wish to instantiate. If you know at design time which code provider is to be used, you should create an instance of that code provider rather than use the CreateProvider method.

The CreateProvider method returns a CodeDomProvider instance for a specific language name; it is similar to calling the Activator.CreateInstance method with the language provider type. Use CreateProvider when you want to dynamically find a configured provider implementation for a language name.

If more than one provider implementation is configured for the language name, CreateProvider returns a provider instance for the last matching configuration element.

Use the Activator.CreateInstance(Type, BindingFlags, Binder, Object[], CultureInfo) method overload when you want a specific language provider implementation. For example, use the CreateProvider method to get a provider instance that supports the language name "CSharp"; use the Activator.CreateInstance(Type, BindingFlags, Binder, Object[], CultureInfo) method overload to get a provider instance specifically for the Microsoft.CSharp.CSharpCodeProvider implementation. You should use the [], CultureInfo, Object<xref:System.Activator.CreateInstance%28System.Type%2CSystem.Reflection.BindingFlags%2CSystem.Reflection.Binder%2CSystem.Object%5B%5D%2CSystem.Globalization.CultureInfo%2CSystem.Object%5B%5D%29?displayProperty=nameWithType> method if you have multiple code providers for a language and you desire to instantiate a specific code provider.

The IsDefinedLanguage method checks whether at least one provider implementation supports a specific language. You can validate a language name using IsDefinedLanguage before passing it to CreateProvider. If you pass an unsupported language name to CreateProvider a System.Configuration.ConfigurationException is thrown.

The GetAllCompilerInfo method can be used to determine all CodeDomProvider implementations on a computer, including additional implementations provided by developers and compiler vendors that are identified in the <system.codedom> Element in the machine configuration file (Machine.config).

The CreateProvider method returns an instance of a CodeDomProvider implementation for a specific language.

Language names are case-insensitive.

Security

LinkDemand
for full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code.

See also

CreateProvider(String, IDictionary<String,String>) CreateProvider(String, IDictionary<String,String>) CreateProvider(String, IDictionary<String,String>) CreateProvider(String, IDictionary<String,String>)

Gets a CodeDomProvider instance for the specified language and provider options.

public:
 static System::CodeDom::Compiler::CodeDomProvider ^ CreateProvider(System::String ^ language, System::Collections::Generic::IDictionary<System::String ^, System::String ^> ^ providerOptions);
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(false)]
public static System.CodeDom.Compiler.CodeDomProvider CreateProvider (string language, System.Collections.Generic.IDictionary<string,string> providerOptions);
static member CreateProvider : string * System.Collections.Generic.IDictionary<string, string> -> System.CodeDom.Compiler.CodeDomProvider
Public Shared Function CreateProvider (language As String, providerOptions As IDictionary(Of String, String)) As CodeDomProvider

Parameters

language
String String String String

The language name.

providerOptions
IDictionary<String,String>

A collection of provider options from the configuration file.

Returns

A CodeDOM provider that is implemented for the specified language name and options.

Examples

The following example shows how to create an instance of a provider by using the providerOptions parameter.

using System;
using System.CodeDom.Compiler;
using Microsoft.CSharp;
using Microsoft.VisualBasic;
using System.Collections.Generic;

namespace ProviderOptions
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            DisplayCSharpCompilerInfo();
            DisplayVBCompilerInfo();
            Console.WriteLine("Press Enter key to exit.");
            Console.ReadLine();
        }
        static void DisplayCSharpCompilerInfo()
        {
            Dictionary<string, string> provOptions =
            new Dictionary<string, string>();

            provOptions.Add("CompilerVersion", "v4");
            // Get the provider for Microsoft.CSharp
            CodeDomProvider provider = CodeDomProvider.CreateProvider("CSharp", provOptions);

            // Display the C# language provider information.
            Console.WriteLine("CSharp provider is {0}",
                provider.ToString());
            Console.WriteLine("  Provider hash code:     {0}",
                provider.GetHashCode().ToString());
            Console.WriteLine("  Default file extension: {0}",
                provider.FileExtension);

            Console.WriteLine();
        }

        static void DisplayVBCompilerInfo()
        {
            Dictionary<string, string> provOptions =
            new Dictionary<string, string>();

            provOptions.Add("CompilerVersion", "v3.5");
            // Get the provider for Microsoft.VisualBasic
            CodeDomProvider provider = CodeDomProvider.CreateProvider("VisualBasic", provOptions);

            // Display the Visual Basic language provider information.
            Console.WriteLine("Visual Basic provider is {0}",
                provider.ToString());
            Console.WriteLine("  Provider hash code:     {0}",
                provider.GetHashCode().ToString());
            Console.WriteLine("  Default file extension: {0}",
                provider.FileExtension);

            Console.WriteLine();
        }
    }
}
Imports System
Imports System.CodeDom.Compiler
Imports Microsoft.CSharp
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic
Imports System.Collections.Generic



Class Program

    Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
        DisplayCSharpCompilerInfo()
        DisplayVBCompilerInfo()
        Console.WriteLine("Press Enter key to exit.")
        Console.ReadLine()

    End Sub 'Main

    Shared Sub DisplayCSharpCompilerInfo()
        Dim provOptions As New Dictionary(Of String, String)
        provOptions.Add("CompilerVersion", "v4")
        ' Get the provider for Microsoft.CSharp
        Dim provider As CodeDomProvider = CodeDomProvider.CreateProvider("CSharp", provOptions)

        ' Display the C# language provider information.
        Console.WriteLine("CSharp provider is {0}", provider.ToString())
        Console.WriteLine("  Provider hash code:     {0}", provider.GetHashCode().ToString())
        Console.WriteLine("  Default file extension: {0}", provider.FileExtension)

        Console.WriteLine()

    End Sub 'DisplayCSharpCompilerInfo


    Shared Sub DisplayVBCompilerInfo()
        Dim provOptions As New Dictionary(Of String, String)
        provOptions.Add("CompilerVersion", "v3.5")
        ' Get the provider for Microsoft.VisualBasic
        Dim provider As CodeDomProvider = CodeDomProvider.CreateProvider("VisualBasic", provOptions)

        ' Display the Visual Basic language provider information.
        Console.WriteLine("Visual Basic provider is {0}", provider.ToString())
        Console.WriteLine("  Provider hash code:     {0}", provider.GetHashCode().ToString())
        Console.WriteLine("  Default file extension: {0}", provider.FileExtension)

        Console.WriteLine()

    End Sub 'DisplayVBCompilerInfo
End Class 'Program

Remarks

Note

This method is most commonly used to create an instance of a code provider in an application that may optionally use one of several providers. CreateProvider(String, IDictionary<String,String>) enables you to specify at run time the version of the code provider you want to instantiate. If you know at design time which code provider is to be used, you should create an instance of that code provider instead of using the CreateProvider(String, IDictionary<String,String>) method.

Use CreateProvider(String, IDictionary<String,String>) when you want to dynamically find a configured provider implementation for a specific language and options. Language names are case-insensitive. For information about supported provider options, see the specific CodeDOM provider documentation.

For information about validating a provider and calling a provider if more than one provider implementation is configured for the language name, see the Remarks section of the CreateProvider(String) method.

Applies to