CodeDomProvider.GenerateCodeFromMember(CodeTypeMember, TextWriter, CodeGeneratorOptions) Method

Definition

Generates code for the specified Code Document Object Model (CodeDOM) member declaration and sends it to the specified text writer, using the specified options.

public:
 virtual void GenerateCodeFromMember(System::CodeDom::CodeTypeMember ^ member, System::IO::TextWriter ^ writer, System::CodeDom::Compiler::CodeGeneratorOptions ^ options);
public virtual void GenerateCodeFromMember (System.CodeDom.CodeTypeMember member, System.IO.TextWriter writer, System.CodeDom.Compiler.CodeGeneratorOptions options);
abstract member GenerateCodeFromMember : System.CodeDom.CodeTypeMember * System.IO.TextWriter * System.CodeDom.Compiler.CodeGeneratorOptions -> unit
override this.GenerateCodeFromMember : System.CodeDom.CodeTypeMember * System.IO.TextWriter * System.CodeDom.Compiler.CodeGeneratorOptions -> unit
Public Overridable Sub GenerateCodeFromMember (member As CodeTypeMember, writer As TextWriter, options As CodeGeneratorOptions)

Parameters

member
CodeTypeMember

A CodeTypeMember object that indicates the member for which to generate code.

writer
TextWriter

The TextWriter to which output code is sent.

options
CodeGeneratorOptions

A CodeGeneratorOptions that indicates the options to use for generating code.

Exceptions

This method is not overridden in a derived class.

Examples

The following code example shows the use of the GenerateCodeFromMember method as implemented by the CSharpCodeProvider and VBCodeProvider classes.

using System;
using System.CodeDom;
using System.CodeDom.Compiler;
using System.IO;
using System.Text.RegularExpressions;

namespace BasicCodeDomApp
{
    class Program
    {
        static string providerName = "cs";
        static string sourceFileName = "test.cs";
        static CodeSnippetTypeMember snippetMethod;
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            CodeDomProvider provider = CodeDomProvider.CreateProvider(providerName);

            // Create a code snippet to be used in the graph.
            GenCodeFromMember(provider, new CodeGeneratorOptions());

            LogMessage("Building CodeDOM graph...");

            CodeCompileUnit cu = new CodeCompileUnit();

            cu = BuildClass1();

            StringWriter sw = new StringWriter();

            LogMessage("Generating code...");
            provider.GenerateCodeFromCompileUnit(cu, sw, null);

            string output = sw.ToString();

            LogMessage("Dumping source...");
            LogMessage(output);

            LogMessage("Writing source to file...");
            Stream s = File.Open(sourceFileName, FileMode.Create);
            StreamWriter t = new StreamWriter(s);
            t.Write(output);
            t.Close();
            s.Close();

            CompilerParameters opt = new CompilerParameters(new string[]{
                                      "System.dll" });
            opt.GenerateExecutable = false;
            opt.OutputAssembly = "Sample.dll";

            CompilerResults results;

            LogMessage("Compiling with " + providerName);
            results = provider.CompileAssemblyFromFile(opt, sourceFileName);

            OutputResults(results);
            if (results.NativeCompilerReturnValue != 0)
            {
                LogMessage("");
                LogMessage("Compilation failed.");
            }
            else
            {
                LogMessage("");
                LogMessage("Demo completed successfully.");
            }
            File.Delete(sourceFileName);
        }

        // Build a library program graph using 
        // System.CodeDom types.
        public static CodeCompileUnit BuildClass1()
        {
            // Create a new CodeCompileUnit to contain 
            // the program graph.
            CodeCompileUnit compileUnit = new CodeCompileUnit();

            // Declare a new namespace called Samples.
            CodeNamespace samples = new CodeNamespace("Samples");
            // Add the new namespace to the compile unit.
            compileUnit.Namespaces.Add(samples);

            // Add the new namespace import for the System namespace.
            samples.Imports.Add(new CodeNamespaceImport("System"));

            // Declare a new type called Class1.
            CodeTypeDeclaration class1 = new CodeTypeDeclaration("Class1");

            // Add the new type to the namespace type collection.
            samples.Types.Add(class1);

            class1.Members.Add(snippetMethod);

            return compileUnit;
        }
        static void LogMessage(string text)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(text);
        }

        static void OutputResults(CompilerResults results)
        {
            LogMessage("NativeCompilerReturnValue=" +
                results.NativeCompilerReturnValue.ToString());
            foreach (string s in results.Output)
            {
                LogMessage(s);
            }
        }
        static void GenCodeFromMember(CodeDomProvider provider, CodeGeneratorOptions options)
        {
            options.BracingStyle = "C";
            CodeMemberMethod method1 = new CodeMemberMethod();
            method1.Name = "ReturnString";
            method1.Attributes = MemberAttributes.Public;
            method1.ReturnType = new CodeTypeReference("System.String");
            method1.Parameters.Add(new CodeParameterDeclarationExpression("System.String", "text"));
            method1.Statements.Add(new CodeMethodReturnStatement(new CodeArgumentReferenceExpression("text")));
            StringWriter sw = new StringWriter();
            provider.GenerateCodeFromMember(method1, sw, options);
            snippetMethod = new CodeSnippetTypeMember(sw.ToString());
        }

    }
}
Imports System.CodeDom
Imports System.CodeDom.Compiler
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Text.RegularExpressions



Class Program
    Private Shared providerName As String = "vb"
    Private Shared sourceFileName As String = "test.vb"
    Private Shared snippetMethod As CodeSnippetTypeMember
    
    Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String) 
        Dim provider As CodeDomProvider = CodeDomProvider.CreateProvider(providerName)
        
        ' Create a code snippet to be used in the graph.
        GenCodeFromMember(provider, New CodeGeneratorOptions())
        
        LogMessage("Building CodeDOM graph...")
        
        Dim cu As New CodeCompileUnit()
        
        cu = BuildClass1()
        
        Dim sw As New StringWriter()
        
        LogMessage("Generating code...")
        provider.GenerateCodeFromCompileUnit(cu, sw, Nothing)
        
        Dim output As String = sw.ToString()
        
        LogMessage("Dumping source...")
        LogMessage(output)
        
        LogMessage("Writing source to file...")
        Dim s As Stream = File.Open(sourceFileName, FileMode.Create)
        Dim t As New StreamWriter(s)
        t.Write(output)
        t.Close()
        s.Close()
        
        Dim opt As New CompilerParameters(New String() {"System.dll"})
        opt.GenerateExecutable = False
        opt.OutputAssembly = "Sample.dll"
        
        Dim results As CompilerResults
        
        LogMessage(("Compiling with " + providerName))
        results = provider.CompileAssemblyFromFile(opt, sourceFileName)
        
        OutputResults(results)
        If results.NativeCompilerReturnValue <> 0 Then
            LogMessage("")
            LogMessage("Compilation failed.")
        Else
            LogMessage("")
            LogMessage("Demo completed successfully.")
        End If
        File.Delete(sourceFileName)
    
    End Sub
    
    
    ' Build a library program graph using 
    ' System.CodeDom types.
    Public Shared Function BuildClass1() As CodeCompileUnit 
        ' Create a new CodeCompileUnit to contain 
        ' the program graph.
        Dim compileUnit As New CodeCompileUnit()
        
        ' Declare a new namespace called Samples.
        Dim samples As New CodeNamespace("Samples")
        ' Add the new namespace to the compile unit.
        compileUnit.Namespaces.Add(samples)
        
        ' Add the new namespace import for the System namespace.
        samples.Imports.Add(New CodeNamespaceImport("System"))
        
        ' Declare a new type called Class1.
        Dim class1 As New CodeTypeDeclaration("Class1")
        
        ' Add the new type to the namespace type collection.
        samples.Types.Add(class1)
        
        class1.Members.Add(snippetMethod)
        
        Return compileUnit
    
    End Function 'BuildClass1
    
    Shared Sub LogMessage(ByVal [text] As String) 
        Console.WriteLine([text])
    
    End Sub
    
    
    Shared Sub OutputResults(ByVal results As CompilerResults) 
        LogMessage(("NativeCompilerReturnValue=" + results.NativeCompilerReturnValue.ToString()))
        Dim s As String
        For Each s In  results.Output
            LogMessage(s)
        Next s
    
    End Sub
    
    Shared Sub GenCodeFromMember(ByVal provider As CodeDomProvider, ByVal options As CodeGeneratorOptions) 
        options.BracingStyle = "C"
        Dim method1 As New CodeMemberMethod()
        method1.Name = "ReturnString"
        method1.Attributes = MemberAttributes.Public
        method1.ReturnType = New CodeTypeReference("System.String")
        method1.Parameters.Add(New CodeParameterDeclarationExpression("System.String", "text"))
        method1.Statements.Add(New CodeMethodReturnStatement(New CodeArgumentReferenceExpression("text")))
        Dim sw As New StringWriter()
        provider.GenerateCodeFromMember(method1, sw, options)
        snippetMethod = New CodeSnippetTypeMember(sw.ToString())
    
    End Sub
End Class

Remarks

The base class implementation throws a NotImplementedException. See CSharpCodeProvider.GenerateCodeFromMember for documentation describing an implementation of this method.

Applies to

See also