ModuleBuilder.DefineGlobalMethod ModuleBuilder.DefineGlobalMethod ModuleBuilder.DefineGlobalMethod ModuleBuilder.DefineGlobalMethod Method

Definition

Defines a global method.

Overloads

DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, Type, Type[]) DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, Type, Type[]) DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, Type, Type[]) DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, Type, Type[])

Defines a global method with the specified name, attributes, return type, and parameter types.

DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions, Type, Type[]) DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions, Type, Type[]) DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions, Type, Type[]) DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions, Type, Type[])

Defines a global method with the specified name, attributes, calling convention, return type, and parameter types.

DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions, Type, Type[], Type[], Type[], Type[][], Type[][]) DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions, Type, Type[], Type[], Type[], Type[][], Type[][]) DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions, Type, Type[], Type[], Type[], Type[][], Type[][]) DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions, Type, Type[], Type[], Type[], Type[][], Type[][])

Defines a global method with the specified name, attributes, calling convention, return type, custom modifiers for the return type, parameter types, and custom modifiers for the parameter types.

DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, Type, Type[]) DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, Type, Type[]) DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, Type, Type[]) DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, Type, Type[])

Defines a global method with the specified name, attributes, return type, and parameter types.

public:
 System::Reflection::Emit::MethodBuilder ^ DefineGlobalMethod(System::String ^ name, System::Reflection::MethodAttributes attributes, Type ^ returnType, cli::array <Type ^> ^ parameterTypes);
public System.Reflection.Emit.MethodBuilder DefineGlobalMethod (string name, System.Reflection.MethodAttributes attributes, Type returnType, Type[] parameterTypes);
member this.DefineGlobalMethod : string * System.Reflection.MethodAttributes * Type * Type[] -> System.Reflection.Emit.MethodBuilder
Public Function DefineGlobalMethod (name As String, attributes As MethodAttributes, returnType As Type, parameterTypes As Type()) As MethodBuilder

Parameters

name
String String String String

The name of the method. name cannot contain embedded nulls.

attributes
MethodAttributes MethodAttributes MethodAttributes MethodAttributes

The attributes of the method. attributes must include Static.

returnType
Type Type Type Type

The return type of the method.

parameterTypes
Type[]

The types of the method's parameters.

Returns

Exceptions

The method is not static. That is, attributes does not include Static.

-or-

The length of name is zero

-or-

An element in the Type array is null.

Examples

The following example illustrates the use of DefineGlobalMethod to create a type-independent method tied to the current ModuleBuilder. After building the global method, CreateGlobalFunctions must be called in order to complete it.

AppDomain^ currentDomain;
AssemblyName^ myAssemblyName;
MethodBuilder^ myMethodBuilder = nullptr;
ILGenerator^ myILGenerator;

// Get the current application domain for the current thread.
currentDomain = AppDomain::CurrentDomain;
myAssemblyName = gcnew AssemblyName;
myAssemblyName->Name = "TempAssembly";

// Define a dynamic assembly in the 'currentDomain'.
myAssemblyBuilder = 
   currentDomain->DefineDynamicAssembly(
      myAssemblyName, AssemblyBuilderAccess::RunAndSave );

// Define a dynamic module in "TempAssembly" assembly.
myModuleBuilder = myAssemblyBuilder->DefineDynamicModule( "TempModule" );

// Define a global method in the 'TempModule' module.
myMethodBuilder = myModuleBuilder->DefineGlobalMethod(
   "MyMethod1", (MethodAttributes)(MethodAttributes::Static | MethodAttributes::Public),
   nullptr, nullptr );
myILGenerator = myMethodBuilder->GetILGenerator();
myILGenerator->EmitWriteLine( "Hello World from global method." );
myILGenerator->Emit( OpCodes::Ret );

// Fix up the 'TempModule' module .
myModuleBuilder->CreateGlobalFunctions();
AppDomain currentDomain;
AssemblyName myAssemblyName;
MethodBuilder myMethodBuilder=null;
ILGenerator myILGenerator;

// Get the current application domain for the current thread.
currentDomain = AppDomain.CurrentDomain;
myAssemblyName = new AssemblyName();
myAssemblyName.Name = "TempAssembly";

// Define a dynamic assembly in the 'currentDomain'.
myAssemblyBuilder = 
   currentDomain.DefineDynamicAssembly
               (myAssemblyName, AssemblyBuilderAccess.RunAndSave);
// Define a dynamic module in "TempAssembly" assembly.
myModuleBuilder = myAssemblyBuilder.DefineDynamicModule("TempModule");

// Define a global method in the 'TempModule' module.
myMethodBuilder = myModuleBuilder.DefineGlobalMethod
     ("MyMethod1",MethodAttributes.Static|MethodAttributes.Public,
           null,null);
myILGenerator = myMethodBuilder.GetILGenerator();
myILGenerator.EmitWriteLine("Hello World from global method.");
myILGenerator.Emit(OpCodes.Ret);
// Fix up the 'TempModule' module .
myModuleBuilder.CreateGlobalFunctions();
Dim currentDomain As AppDomain
Dim myAssemblyName As AssemblyName
Dim myMethodBuilder As MethodBuilder = Nothing
Dim myILGenerator As ILGenerator

' Get the current application domain for the current thread.
currentDomain = AppDomain.CurrentDomain
myAssemblyName = New AssemblyName()
myAssemblyName.Name = "TempAssembly"

' Define a dynamic assembly in the 'currentDomain'.
myAssemblyBuilder = currentDomain.DefineDynamicAssembly(myAssemblyName, _
                                                   AssemblyBuilderAccess.RunAndSave)
' Define a dynamic module in "TempAssembly" assembly.
myModuleBuilder = myAssemblyBuilder.DefineDynamicModule("TempModule")

' Define a global method in the 'TempModule' module.
myMethodBuilder = myModuleBuilder.DefineGlobalMethod("MyMethod1", MethodAttributes.Static _
                                          Or MethodAttributes.Public, Nothing, Nothing)
myILGenerator = myMethodBuilder.GetILGenerator()
myILGenerator.EmitWriteLine("Hello World from global method.")
myILGenerator.Emit(OpCodes.Ret)
' Fix up the 'TempModule' module .
myModuleBuilder.CreateGlobalFunctions()

Remarks

The global method that this method defines is not usable until you call CreateGlobalFunctions.

Note

Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1, this member no longer requires ReflectionPermission with the ReflectionPermissionFlag.ReflectionEmit flag. (See Security Issues in Reflection Emit.) To use this functionality, your application should target the .NET Framework 3.5 or later.

DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions, Type, Type[]) DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions, Type, Type[]) DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions, Type, Type[]) DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions, Type, Type[])

Defines a global method with the specified name, attributes, calling convention, return type, and parameter types.

public:
 System::Reflection::Emit::MethodBuilder ^ DefineGlobalMethod(System::String ^ name, System::Reflection::MethodAttributes attributes, System::Reflection::CallingConventions callingConvention, Type ^ returnType, cli::array <Type ^> ^ parameterTypes);
public System.Reflection.Emit.MethodBuilder DefineGlobalMethod (string name, System.Reflection.MethodAttributes attributes, System.Reflection.CallingConventions callingConvention, Type returnType, Type[] parameterTypes);
member this.DefineGlobalMethod : string * System.Reflection.MethodAttributes * System.Reflection.CallingConventions * Type * Type[] -> System.Reflection.Emit.MethodBuilder
Public Function DefineGlobalMethod (name As String, attributes As MethodAttributes, callingConvention As CallingConventions, returnType As Type, parameterTypes As Type()) As MethodBuilder

Parameters

name
String String String String

The name of the method. name cannot contain embedded nulls.

attributes
MethodAttributes MethodAttributes MethodAttributes MethodAttributes

The attributes of the method. attributes must include Static.

callingConvention
CallingConventions CallingConventions CallingConventions CallingConventions

The calling convention for the method.

returnType
Type Type Type Type

The return type of the method.

parameterTypes
Type[]

The types of the method's parameters.

Returns

Exceptions

The method is not static. That is, attributes does not include Static.

-or-

An element in the Type array is null.

Examples

The following code sample illustrates the use of DefineGlobalMethod to create a type-independent method tied to the current ModuleBuilder. After building the global method, CreateGlobalFunctions must be called in order to complete it.

AppDomain^ currentDomain;
AssemblyName^ myAssemblyName;
MethodBuilder^ myMethodBuilder = nullptr;
ILGenerator^ myILGenerator;

// Get the current application domain for the current thread.
currentDomain = AppDomain::CurrentDomain;
myAssemblyName = gcnew AssemblyName;
myAssemblyName->Name = "TempAssembly";

// Define a dynamic assembly in the 'currentDomain'.
myAssemblyBuilder = 
   currentDomain->DefineDynamicAssembly(
      myAssemblyName, AssemblyBuilderAccess::RunAndSave );

// Define a dynamic module in "TempAssembly" assembly.
myModuleBuilder = myAssemblyBuilder->DefineDynamicModule( "TempModule" );

// Define a global method in the 'TempModule' module.
myMethodBuilder = myModuleBuilder->DefineGlobalMethod(
   "MyMethod1", (MethodAttributes)(MethodAttributes::Static | MethodAttributes::Public),
   nullptr, nullptr );
myILGenerator = myMethodBuilder->GetILGenerator();
myILGenerator->EmitWriteLine( "Hello World from global method." );
myILGenerator->Emit( OpCodes::Ret );

// Fix up the 'TempModule' module .
myModuleBuilder->CreateGlobalFunctions();
AppDomain currentDomain;
AssemblyName myAssemblyName;
MethodBuilder myMethodBuilder=null;
ILGenerator myILGenerator;

// Get the current application domain for the current thread.
currentDomain = AppDomain.CurrentDomain;
myAssemblyName = new AssemblyName();
myAssemblyName.Name = "TempAssembly";

// Define a dynamic assembly in the 'currentDomain'.
myAssemblyBuilder = 
   currentDomain.DefineDynamicAssembly
               (myAssemblyName, AssemblyBuilderAccess.RunAndSave);
// Define a dynamic module in "TempAssembly" assembly.
myModuleBuilder = myAssemblyBuilder.DefineDynamicModule("TempModule");

// Define a global method in the 'TempModule' module.
myMethodBuilder = myModuleBuilder.DefineGlobalMethod
     ("MyMethod1",MethodAttributes.Static|MethodAttributes.Public,
           null,null);
myILGenerator = myMethodBuilder.GetILGenerator();
myILGenerator.EmitWriteLine("Hello World from global method.");
myILGenerator.Emit(OpCodes.Ret);
// Fix up the 'TempModule' module .
myModuleBuilder.CreateGlobalFunctions();
Dim currentDomain As AppDomain
Dim myAssemblyName As AssemblyName
Dim myMethodBuilder As MethodBuilder = Nothing
Dim myILGenerator As ILGenerator

' Get the current application domain for the current thread.
currentDomain = AppDomain.CurrentDomain
myAssemblyName = New AssemblyName()
myAssemblyName.Name = "TempAssembly"

' Define a dynamic assembly in the 'currentDomain'.
myAssemblyBuilder = currentDomain.DefineDynamicAssembly(myAssemblyName, _
                                                   AssemblyBuilderAccess.RunAndSave)
' Define a dynamic module in "TempAssembly" assembly.
myModuleBuilder = myAssemblyBuilder.DefineDynamicModule("TempModule")

' Define a global method in the 'TempModule' module.
myMethodBuilder = myModuleBuilder.DefineGlobalMethod("MyMethod1", MethodAttributes.Static _
                                          Or MethodAttributes.Public, Nothing, Nothing)
myILGenerator = myMethodBuilder.GetILGenerator()
myILGenerator.EmitWriteLine("Hello World from global method.")
myILGenerator.Emit(OpCodes.Ret)
' Fix up the 'TempModule' module .
myModuleBuilder.CreateGlobalFunctions()

Remarks

You cannot use the global method that this method defines until you call CreateGlobalFunctions.

Note

Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1, this member no longer requires ReflectionPermission with the ReflectionPermissionFlag.ReflectionEmit flag. (See Security Issues in Reflection Emit.) To use this functionality, your application should target the .NET Framework 3.5 or later.

DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions, Type, Type[], Type[], Type[], Type[][], Type[][]) DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions, Type, Type[], Type[], Type[], Type[][], Type[][]) DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions, Type, Type[], Type[], Type[], Type[][], Type[][]) DefineGlobalMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions, Type, Type[], Type[], Type[], Type[][], Type[][])

Defines a global method with the specified name, attributes, calling convention, return type, custom modifiers for the return type, parameter types, and custom modifiers for the parameter types.

public:
 System::Reflection::Emit::MethodBuilder ^ DefineGlobalMethod(System::String ^ name, System::Reflection::MethodAttributes attributes, System::Reflection::CallingConventions callingConvention, Type ^ returnType, cli::array <Type ^> ^ requiredReturnTypeCustomModifiers, cli::array <Type ^> ^ optionalReturnTypeCustomModifiers, cli::array <Type ^> ^ parameterTypes, cli::array <cli::array <Type ^> ^> ^ requiredParameterTypeCustomModifiers, cli::array <cli::array <Type ^> ^> ^ optionalParameterTypeCustomModifiers);
public System.Reflection.Emit.MethodBuilder DefineGlobalMethod (string name, System.Reflection.MethodAttributes attributes, System.Reflection.CallingConventions callingConvention, Type returnType, Type[] requiredReturnTypeCustomModifiers, Type[] optionalReturnTypeCustomModifiers, Type[] parameterTypes, Type[][] requiredParameterTypeCustomModifiers, Type[][] optionalParameterTypeCustomModifiers);
member this.DefineGlobalMethod : string * System.Reflection.MethodAttributes * System.Reflection.CallingConventions * Type * Type[] * Type[] * Type[] * Type[][] * Type[][] -> System.Reflection.Emit.MethodBuilder
Public Function DefineGlobalMethod (name As String, attributes As MethodAttributes, callingConvention As CallingConventions, returnType As Type, requiredReturnTypeCustomModifiers As Type(), optionalReturnTypeCustomModifiers As Type(), parameterTypes As Type(), requiredParameterTypeCustomModifiers As Type()(), optionalParameterTypeCustomModifiers As Type()()) As MethodBuilder

Parameters

name
String String String String

The name of the method. name cannot contain embedded null characters.

attributes
MethodAttributes MethodAttributes MethodAttributes MethodAttributes

The attributes of the method. attributes must include Static.

callingConvention
CallingConventions CallingConventions CallingConventions CallingConventions

The calling convention for the method.

returnType
Type Type Type Type

The return type of the method.

requiredReturnTypeCustomModifiers
Type[]

An array of types representing the required custom modifiers for the return type, such as IsConst or IsBoxed. If the return type has no required custom modifiers, specify null.

optionalReturnTypeCustomModifiers
Type[]

An array of types representing the optional custom modifiers for the return type, such as IsConst or IsBoxed. If the return type has no optional custom modifiers, specify null.

parameterTypes
Type[]

The types of the method's parameters.

requiredParameterTypeCustomModifiers
Type[][]

An array of arrays of types. Each array of types represents the required custom modifiers for the corresponding parameter of the global method. If a particular argument has no required custom modifiers, specify null instead of an array of types. If the global method has no arguments, or if none of the arguments have required custom modifiers, specify null instead of an array of arrays.

optionalParameterTypeCustomModifiers
Type[][]

An array of arrays of types. Each array of types represents the optional custom modifiers for the corresponding parameter. If a particular argument has no optional custom modifiers, specify null instead of an array of types. If the global method has no arguments, or if none of the arguments have optional custom modifiers, specify null instead of an array of arrays.

Returns

Exceptions

The method is not static. That is, attributes does not include Static.

-or-

An element in the Type array is null.

Remarks

This overload is provided for designers of managed compilers.

You cannot use the global method that this method defines until you call CreateGlobalFunctions.

Note

Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1, this member no longer requires ReflectionPermission with the ReflectionPermissionFlag.ReflectionEmit flag. (See Security Issues in Reflection Emit.) To use this functionality, your application should target the .NET Framework 3.5 or later.

Applies to