TypeBuilder.DefineMethod TypeBuilder.DefineMethod TypeBuilder.DefineMethod TypeBuilder.DefineMethod Method

Definition

Adds a method to the type.

Overloads

DefineMethod(String, MethodAttributes) DefineMethod(String, MethodAttributes) DefineMethod(String, MethodAttributes) DefineMethod(String, MethodAttributes)

Adds a new method to the type, with the specified name and method attributes.

DefineMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions) DefineMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions) DefineMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions) DefineMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions)

Adds a new method to the type, with the specified name, method attributes, and calling convention.

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

Adds a new method to the type, with the specified name, method attributes, and method signature.

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

Adds a new method to the type, with the specified name, method attributes, calling convention, and method signature.

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

Adds a new method to the type, with the specified name, method attributes, calling convention, method signature, and custom modifiers.

DefineMethod(String, MethodAttributes) DefineMethod(String, MethodAttributes) DefineMethod(String, MethodAttributes) DefineMethod(String, MethodAttributes)

Adds a new method to the type, with the specified name and method attributes.

public:
 System::Reflection::Emit::MethodBuilder ^ DefineMethod(System::String ^ name, System::Reflection::MethodAttributes attributes);
public System.Reflection.Emit.MethodBuilder DefineMethod (string name, System.Reflection.MethodAttributes attributes);
member this.DefineMethod : string * System.Reflection.MethodAttributes -> System.Reflection.Emit.MethodBuilder
Public Function DefineMethod (name As String, attributes As MethodAttributes) 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.

Returns

A MethodBuilder representing the newly defined method.

Exceptions

The length of name is zero.

-or-

The type of the parent of this method is an interface, and this method is not virtual (Overridable in Visual Basic).

The type was previously created using CreateType().

-or-

For the current dynamic type, the IsGenericType property is true, but the IsGenericTypeDefinition property is false.

Examples

The following code example defines a generic method named DemoMethod whose parameter type and return type are specified by its generic type parameters. The method is defined without a signature, using the standard calling convention. The MethodBuilder.DefineGenericParameters method is used to make DemoMethod a generic method, and the newly defined type parameters are then used for the signature and return type.

This code example is part of a larger example provided for the DefineGenericParameters method.

// Define a Shared, Public method with standard calling
// conventions. Do not specify the parameter types or the
// return type, because type parameters will be used for
// those types, and the type parameters have not been
// defined yet.
MethodBuilder^ sampleMethodBuilder =
    sampleTypeBuilder->DefineMethod("SampleMethod",
    MethodAttributes::Public | MethodAttributes::Static);
// Define a Shared, Public method with standard calling
// conventions. Do not specify the parameter types or the
// return type, because type parameters will be used for 
// those types, and the type parameters have not been
// defined yet.
MethodBuilder demoMethod = demoType.DefineMethod(
    "DemoMethod", 
    MethodAttributes.Public | MethodAttributes.Static
);
' Define a Shared, Public method with standard calling
' conventions. Do not specify the parameter types or the
' return type, because type parameters will be used for 
' those types, and the type parameters have not been
' defined yet.
Dim demoMethod As MethodBuilder = _
    demoType.DefineMethod("DemoMethod", _
        MethodAttributes.Public Or MethodAttributes.Static)
// Defining generic parameters for the method makes it a
// generic method. By convention, type parameters are
// single alphabetic characters. T and U are used here.
//
array<String^>^ genericTypeNames = {"T", "U"};
array<GenericTypeParameterBuilder^>^ genericTypes =
    sampleMethodBuilder->DefineGenericParameters(
    genericTypeNames);
// Defining generic parameters for the method makes it a
// generic method. By convention, type parameters are 
// single alphabetic characters. T and U are used here.
//
string[] typeParamNames = {"T", "U"};
GenericTypeParameterBuilder[] typeParameters = 
    demoMethod.DefineGenericParameters(typeParamNames);

// The second type parameter is constrained to be a 
// reference type.
typeParameters[1].SetGenericParameterAttributes( 
    GenericParameterAttributes.ReferenceTypeConstraint);
' Defining generic parameters for the method makes it a
' generic method. By convention, type parameters are 
' single alphabetic characters. T and U are used here.
'
Dim typeParamNames() As String = {"T", "U"}
Dim typeParameters() As GenericTypeParameterBuilder = _
    demoMethod.DefineGenericParameters(typeParamNames)

' The second type parameter is constrained to be a 
' reference type.
typeParameters(1).SetGenericParameterAttributes( _
    GenericParameterAttributes.ReferenceTypeConstraint)
// Set parameter types for the method. The method takes
// one parameter, and its type is specified by the first
// type parameter, T.
array<Type^>^ parameterTypes = {genericTypes[0]};
sampleMethodBuilder->SetParameters(parameterTypes);

// Set the return type for the method. The return type is
// specified by the second type parameter, U.
sampleMethodBuilder->SetReturnType(genericTypes[1]);
// Set parameter types for the method. The method takes
// one parameter, and its type is specified by the first
// type parameter, T.
Type[] parms = {typeParameters[0]};
demoMethod.SetParameters(parms);

// Set the return type for the method. The return type is
// specified by the second type parameter, U.
demoMethod.SetReturnType(typeParameters[1]);
' Set parameter types for the method. The method takes
' one parameter, and its type is specified by the first
' type parameter, T.
Dim params() As Type = {typeParameters(0)}
demoMethod.SetParameters(params)

' Set the return type for the method. The return type is
' specified by the second type parameter, U.
demoMethod.SetReturnType(typeParameters(1))

Remarks

Use this method overload when you do not know the method signature at the time you define the method. For example, the parameter types and return type of a generic method might be specified by the method's generic type parameters, which must be defined after the method has been added to the type. The parameters and return type of the method can be set later using the MethodBuilder.SetSignature method.

This method overload defines a method with CallingConventions.Standard. If you need to define a method without a signature, with a different calling convention, use the DefineMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions) method overload.

See Also

DefineMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions) DefineMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions) DefineMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions) DefineMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions)

Adds a new method to the type, with the specified name, method attributes, and calling convention.

public:
 System::Reflection::Emit::MethodBuilder ^ DefineMethod(System::String ^ name, System::Reflection::MethodAttributes attributes, System::Reflection::CallingConventions callingConvention);
public System.Reflection.Emit.MethodBuilder DefineMethod (string name, System.Reflection.MethodAttributes attributes, System.Reflection.CallingConventions callingConvention);
member this.DefineMethod : string * System.Reflection.MethodAttributes * System.Reflection.CallingConventions -> System.Reflection.Emit.MethodBuilder
Public Function DefineMethod (name As String, attributes As MethodAttributes, callingConvention As CallingConventions) 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.

callingConvention
CallingConventions CallingConventions CallingConventions CallingConventions

The calling convention of the method.

Returns

A MethodBuilder representing the newly defined method.

Exceptions

The length of name is zero.

-or-

The type of the parent of this method is an interface and this method is not virtual (Overridable in Visual Basic).

The type was previously created using CreateType().

-or-

For the current dynamic type, the IsGenericType property is true, but the IsGenericTypeDefinition property is false.

Remarks

Use this method overload when you do not know the method signature at the time you define the method. For example, the parameter types and return type of a generic method might be specified by the method's generic type parameters, which must be defined after the method has been added to the type. The parameters and return type of the method can be set later using the MethodBuilder.SetSignature method.

See Also

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

Adds a new method to the type, with the specified name, method attributes, and method signature.

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

returnType
Type Type Type Type

The return type of the method.

parameterTypes
Type[]

The types of the parameters of the method.

Returns

Exceptions

The length of name is zero.

-or-

The type of the parent of this method is an interface, and this method is not virtual (Overridable in Visual Basic).

The type was previously created using CreateType().

-or-

For the current dynamic type, the IsGenericType property is true, but the IsGenericTypeDefinition property is false.

Examples

The following code sample demonstrates the use of DefineMethod to set a constructor's particular signature and attributes on a dynamic type and to return a corresponding MethodBuilder for MSIL population.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Threading;
using namespace System::Reflection;
using namespace System::Reflection::Emit;
public interface class IMyInterface
{
   String^ HelloMethod( String^ parameter );
};

public ref class EmittedClass
{
public:
   // Because this method calls Activator::CreateInstance, 
   // it requires full trust. 
   [System::Security::Permissions::PermissionSetAttribute
	(System::Security::Permissions::SecurityAction::Demand, Name = "FullTrust")]
   static void Main()
   {
      Type^ myNestedClassType = CreateCallee( Thread::GetDomain() );
      
      // Create an instance of 'MyNestedClass'.
      IMyInterface^ myInterface = dynamic_cast<IMyInterface^>(Activator::CreateInstance( myNestedClassType ));
      Console::WriteLine( myInterface->HelloMethod( "Bill" ) );
   }

private:

   // Create the callee transient dynamic assembly.
   static Type^ CreateCallee( AppDomain^ myAppDomain )
   {
      AssemblyName^ myAssemblyName = gcnew AssemblyName;
      myAssemblyName->Name = "EmittedClass";
      
      // Create the callee dynamic assembly.
      AssemblyBuilder^ myAssembly = myAppDomain->DefineDynamicAssembly( myAssemblyName, AssemblyBuilderAccess::Run );
      
      // Create a dynamic module in the callee assembly.
      ModuleBuilder^ myModule = myAssembly->DefineDynamicModule( "EmittedModule" );
      
      // Define a public class named "MyHelloWorld".
      TypeBuilder^ myHelloWorldType = myModule->DefineType( "MyHelloWorld", TypeAttributes::Public );
      
      // Define a public nested class named 'MyNestedClass'.
      array<Type^>^temp0 = {IMyInterface::typeid};
      TypeBuilder^ myNestedClassType = myHelloWorldType->DefineNestedType( "MyNestedClass", TypeAttributes::NestedPublic, EmittedClass::typeid, temp0 );
      
      // Implement 'IMyInterface' interface.
      myNestedClassType->AddInterfaceImplementation( IMyInterface::typeid );
      
      // Define 'HelloMethod' of 'IMyInterface'.
      array<Type^>^temp1 = {String::typeid};
      MethodBuilder^ myHelloMethod = myNestedClassType->DefineMethod( "HelloMethod", static_cast<MethodAttributes>(MethodAttributes::Public | MethodAttributes::Virtual), String::typeid, temp1 );
      
      // Generate IL for 'GetGreeting' method.
      ILGenerator^ myMethodIL = myHelloMethod->GetILGenerator();
      myMethodIL->Emit( OpCodes::Ldstr, "Hi! " );
      myMethodIL->Emit( OpCodes::Ldarg_1 );
      array<Type^>^temp2 = {String::typeid,String::typeid};
      MethodInfo^ infoMethod = String::typeid->GetMethod( "Concat", temp2 );
      myMethodIL->Emit( OpCodes::Call, infoMethod );
      myMethodIL->Emit( OpCodes::Ret );
      MethodInfo^ myHelloMethodInfo = IMyInterface::typeid->GetMethod( "HelloMethod" );
      
      // Implement 'HelloMethod' of 'IMyInterface'.
      myNestedClassType->DefineMethodOverride( myHelloMethod, myHelloMethodInfo );
      
      // Create 'MyHelloWorld' type.
      Type^ myType = myHelloWorldType->CreateType();
      
      // Create 'MyNestedClass' type.
      return myNestedClassType->CreateType();
   }
};

int main()
{
   EmittedClass::Main();
}
using System;
using System.Threading;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Reflection.Emit;
using System.Security.Permissions;

public interface IMyInterface
{
   String HelloMethod(String parameter);
}

public class Example
{
   [PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, Name="FullTrust")]
   public static void Main()
   {
      Type myNestedClassType = CreateCallee(Thread.GetDomain());
      // Cretae an instance of 'MyNestedClass'.
      IMyInterface myInterface =
         (IMyInterface)Activator.CreateInstance(myNestedClassType);
      Console.WriteLine(myInterface.HelloMethod("Bill"));
   }

   // Create the callee transient dynamic assembly.
   private static Type CreateCallee(AppDomain myAppDomain)
   {
      AssemblyName myAssemblyName = new AssemblyName();
      myAssemblyName.Name = "Example";
      // Create the callee dynamic assembly.
      AssemblyBuilder myAssembly =
         myAppDomain.DefineDynamicAssembly(myAssemblyName, AssemblyBuilderAccess.Run);
      // Create a dynamic module in the callee assembly.
      ModuleBuilder myModule = myAssembly.DefineDynamicModule("EmittedModule");
      // Define a public class named "MyHelloWorld".
      TypeBuilder myHelloWorldType =
         myModule.DefineType("MyHelloWorld", TypeAttributes.Public);
      // Define a public nested class named 'MyNestedClass'.
      TypeBuilder myNestedClassType =
         myHelloWorldType.DefineNestedType("MyNestedClass",
            TypeAttributes.NestedPublic, typeof(Example),
            new Type[]{typeof(IMyInterface)});
      // Implement 'IMyInterface' interface.
      myNestedClassType.AddInterfaceImplementation(typeof(IMyInterface));
      // Define 'HelloMethod' of 'IMyInterface'.
      MethodBuilder myHelloMethod =
         myNestedClassType.DefineMethod("HelloMethod",
            MethodAttributes.Public | MethodAttributes.Virtual,
            typeof(String), new Type[]{typeof(String)});
      // Generate IL for 'GetGreeting' method.
      ILGenerator myMethodIL = myHelloMethod.GetILGenerator();
      myMethodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ldstr, "Hi! ");
      myMethodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ldarg_1);
      MethodInfo infoMethod =
         typeof(String).GetMethod("Concat",new Type[]{typeof(string),typeof(string)});
      myMethodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Call, infoMethod);
      myMethodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ret);

      MethodInfo myHelloMethodInfo =
         typeof(IMyInterface).GetMethod("HelloMethod");
      // Implement 'HelloMethod' of 'IMyInterface'.
      myNestedClassType.DefineMethodOverride(myHelloMethod, myHelloMethodInfo);
      // Create 'MyHelloWorld' type.
      Type myType = myHelloWorldType.CreateType();
      // Create 'MyNestedClass' type.
      return myNestedClassType.CreateType();
   }
}
Imports System
Imports System.Threading
Imports System.Reflection
Imports System.Reflection.Emit
Imports System.Security.Permissions

Public Interface IMyInterface
   Function HelloMethod(parameter As String) As String
End Interface 'IMyInterface

Public Class Example
   <PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, Name:="FullTrust")> _
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim myNestedClassType As Type = CreateCallee(Thread.GetDomain())
      ' Create an instance of 'MyNestedClass'.
      Dim myInterface As IMyInterface = _
            CType(Activator.CreateInstance(myNestedClassType), IMyInterface)
      Console.WriteLine(myInterface.HelloMethod("Bill"))
   End Sub 'Main

   ' Create the callee transient dynamic assembly.
   Private Shared Function CreateCallee(myAppDomain As AppDomain) As Type
      Dim myAssemblyName As New AssemblyName()
      myAssemblyName.Name = "Example"
      ' Create the callee dynamic assembly.
      Dim myAssembly As AssemblyBuilder = _
               myAppDomain.DefineDynamicAssembly(myAssemblyName, AssemblyBuilderAccess.Run)
      ' Create a dynamic module in the callee assembly.
      Dim myModule As ModuleBuilder = myAssembly.DefineDynamicModule("EmittedModule")
      ' Define a public class named "MyHelloWorld".
      Dim myHelloWorldType As TypeBuilder = _
               myModule.DefineType("MyHelloWorld", TypeAttributes.Public)
      ' Define a public nested class named 'MyNestedClass'.
      Dim myNestedClassType As TypeBuilder = _
               myHelloWorldType.DefineNestedType("MyNestedClass", TypeAttributes.NestedPublic, _
               GetType(Example), New Type() {GetType(IMyInterface)})
      ' Implement 'IMyInterface' interface.
      myNestedClassType.AddInterfaceImplementation(GetType(IMyInterface))
      ' Define 'HelloMethod' of 'IMyInterface'.
      Dim myHelloMethod As MethodBuilder = _
               myNestedClassType.DefineMethod("HelloMethod", MethodAttributes.Public Or _
               MethodAttributes.Virtual, GetType(String), New Type() {GetType(String)})
      ' Generate IL for 'GetGreeting' method.
      Dim myMethodIL As ILGenerator = myHelloMethod.GetILGenerator()
      myMethodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ldstr, "Hi! ")
      myMethodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ldarg_1)
      Dim infoMethod As MethodInfo = _
               GetType(String).GetMethod("Concat", New Type() {GetType(String), GetType(String)})
      myMethodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Call, infoMethod)
      myMethodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ret)

      Dim myHelloMethodInfo As MethodInfo = GetType(IMyInterface).GetMethod("HelloMethod")
      ' Implement 'HelloMethod' of 'IMyInterface'.
      myNestedClassType.DefineMethodOverride(myHelloMethod, myHelloMethodInfo)
      ' Create 'MyHelloWorld' type.
      Dim myType As Type = myHelloWorldType.CreateType()
      ' Create 'MyNestedClass' type.
      Return myNestedClassType.CreateType()
   End Function 'CreateCallee
End Class 'Example

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

Adds a new method to the type, with the specified name, method attributes, calling convention, and method signature.

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

callingConvention
CallingConventions CallingConventions CallingConventions CallingConventions

The calling convention of the method.

returnType
Type Type Type Type

The return type of the method.

parameterTypes
Type[]

The types of the parameters of the method.

Returns

A MethodBuilder representing the newly defined method.

Exceptions

The length of name is zero.

-or-

The type of the parent of this method is an interface, and this method is not virtual (Overridable in Visual Basic).

The type was previously created using CreateType().

-or-

For the current dynamic type, the IsGenericType property is true, but the IsGenericTypeDefinition property is false.

Examples

The following code sample demonstrates the use of DefineMethod to set a constructor's particular signature and attributes on a dynamic type and to return a corresponding MethodBuilder for MSIL population.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Threading;
using namespace System::Reflection;
using namespace System::Reflection::Emit;
public interface class IMyInterface
{
   String^ HelloMethod( String^ parameter );
};

public ref class EmittedClass
{
public:
   // Because this method calls Activator::CreateInstance, 
   // it requires full trust. 
   [System::Security::Permissions::PermissionSetAttribute
	(System::Security::Permissions::SecurityAction::Demand, Name = "FullTrust")]
   static void Main()
   {
      Type^ myNestedClassType = CreateCallee( Thread::GetDomain() );
      
      // Create an instance of 'MyNestedClass'.
      IMyInterface^ myInterface = dynamic_cast<IMyInterface^>(Activator::CreateInstance( myNestedClassType ));
      Console::WriteLine( myInterface->HelloMethod( "Bill" ) );
   }

private:

   // Create the callee transient dynamic assembly.
   static Type^ CreateCallee( AppDomain^ myAppDomain )
   {
      AssemblyName^ myAssemblyName = gcnew AssemblyName;
      myAssemblyName->Name = "EmittedClass";
      
      // Create the callee dynamic assembly.
      AssemblyBuilder^ myAssembly = myAppDomain->DefineDynamicAssembly( myAssemblyName, AssemblyBuilderAccess::Run );
      
      // Create a dynamic module in the callee assembly.
      ModuleBuilder^ myModule = myAssembly->DefineDynamicModule( "EmittedModule" );
      
      // Define a public class named "MyHelloWorld".
      TypeBuilder^ myHelloWorldType = myModule->DefineType( "MyHelloWorld", TypeAttributes::Public );
      
      // Define a public nested class named 'MyNestedClass'.
      array<Type^>^temp0 = {IMyInterface::typeid};
      TypeBuilder^ myNestedClassType = myHelloWorldType->DefineNestedType( "MyNestedClass", TypeAttributes::NestedPublic, EmittedClass::typeid, temp0 );
      
      // Implement 'IMyInterface' interface.
      myNestedClassType->AddInterfaceImplementation( IMyInterface::typeid );
      
      // Define 'HelloMethod' of 'IMyInterface'.
      array<Type^>^temp1 = {String::typeid};
      MethodBuilder^ myHelloMethod = myNestedClassType->DefineMethod( "HelloMethod", static_cast<MethodAttributes>(MethodAttributes::Public | MethodAttributes::Virtual), String::typeid, temp1 );
      
      // Generate IL for 'GetGreeting' method.
      ILGenerator^ myMethodIL = myHelloMethod->GetILGenerator();
      myMethodIL->Emit( OpCodes::Ldstr, "Hi! " );
      myMethodIL->Emit( OpCodes::Ldarg_1 );
      array<Type^>^temp2 = {String::typeid,String::typeid};
      MethodInfo^ infoMethod = String::typeid->GetMethod( "Concat", temp2 );
      myMethodIL->Emit( OpCodes::Call, infoMethod );
      myMethodIL->Emit( OpCodes::Ret );
      MethodInfo^ myHelloMethodInfo = IMyInterface::typeid->GetMethod( "HelloMethod" );
      
      // Implement 'HelloMethod' of 'IMyInterface'.
      myNestedClassType->DefineMethodOverride( myHelloMethod, myHelloMethodInfo );
      
      // Create 'MyHelloWorld' type.
      Type^ myType = myHelloWorldType->CreateType();
      
      // Create 'MyNestedClass' type.
      return myNestedClassType->CreateType();
   }
};

int main()
{
   EmittedClass::Main();
}
using System;
using System.Threading;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Reflection.Emit;
using System.Security.Permissions;

public interface IMyInterface
{
   String HelloMethod(String parameter);
}

public class Example
{
   [PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, Name="FullTrust")]
   public static void Main()
   {
      Type myNestedClassType = CreateCallee(Thread.GetDomain());
      // Cretae an instance of 'MyNestedClass'.
      IMyInterface myInterface =
         (IMyInterface)Activator.CreateInstance(myNestedClassType);
      Console.WriteLine(myInterface.HelloMethod("Bill"));
   }

   // Create the callee transient dynamic assembly.
   private static Type CreateCallee(AppDomain myAppDomain)
   {
      AssemblyName myAssemblyName = new AssemblyName();
      myAssemblyName.Name = "Example";
      // Create the callee dynamic assembly.
      AssemblyBuilder myAssembly =
         myAppDomain.DefineDynamicAssembly(myAssemblyName, AssemblyBuilderAccess.Run);
      // Create a dynamic module in the callee assembly.
      ModuleBuilder myModule = myAssembly.DefineDynamicModule("EmittedModule");
      // Define a public class named "MyHelloWorld".
      TypeBuilder myHelloWorldType =
         myModule.DefineType("MyHelloWorld", TypeAttributes.Public);
      // Define a public nested class named 'MyNestedClass'.
      TypeBuilder myNestedClassType =
         myHelloWorldType.DefineNestedType("MyNestedClass",
            TypeAttributes.NestedPublic, typeof(Example),
            new Type[]{typeof(IMyInterface)});
      // Implement 'IMyInterface' interface.
      myNestedClassType.AddInterfaceImplementation(typeof(IMyInterface));
      // Define 'HelloMethod' of 'IMyInterface'.
      MethodBuilder myHelloMethod =
         myNestedClassType.DefineMethod("HelloMethod",
            MethodAttributes.Public | MethodAttributes.Virtual,
            typeof(String), new Type[]{typeof(String)});
      // Generate IL for 'GetGreeting' method.
      ILGenerator myMethodIL = myHelloMethod.GetILGenerator();
      myMethodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ldstr, "Hi! ");
      myMethodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ldarg_1);
      MethodInfo infoMethod =
         typeof(String).GetMethod("Concat",new Type[]{typeof(string),typeof(string)});
      myMethodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Call, infoMethod);
      myMethodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ret);

      MethodInfo myHelloMethodInfo =
         typeof(IMyInterface).GetMethod("HelloMethod");
      // Implement 'HelloMethod' of 'IMyInterface'.
      myNestedClassType.DefineMethodOverride(myHelloMethod, myHelloMethodInfo);
      // Create 'MyHelloWorld' type.
      Type myType = myHelloWorldType.CreateType();
      // Create 'MyNestedClass' type.
      return myNestedClassType.CreateType();
   }
}
Imports System
Imports System.Threading
Imports System.Reflection
Imports System.Reflection.Emit
Imports System.Security.Permissions

Public Interface IMyInterface
   Function HelloMethod(parameter As String) As String
End Interface 'IMyInterface

Public Class Example
   <PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, Name:="FullTrust")> _
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim myNestedClassType As Type = CreateCallee(Thread.GetDomain())
      ' Create an instance of 'MyNestedClass'.
      Dim myInterface As IMyInterface = _
            CType(Activator.CreateInstance(myNestedClassType), IMyInterface)
      Console.WriteLine(myInterface.HelloMethod("Bill"))
   End Sub 'Main

   ' Create the callee transient dynamic assembly.
   Private Shared Function CreateCallee(myAppDomain As AppDomain) As Type
      Dim myAssemblyName As New AssemblyName()
      myAssemblyName.Name = "Example"
      ' Create the callee dynamic assembly.
      Dim myAssembly As AssemblyBuilder = _
               myAppDomain.DefineDynamicAssembly(myAssemblyName, AssemblyBuilderAccess.Run)
      ' Create a dynamic module in the callee assembly.
      Dim myModule As ModuleBuilder = myAssembly.DefineDynamicModule("EmittedModule")
      ' Define a public class named "MyHelloWorld".
      Dim myHelloWorldType As TypeBuilder = _
               myModule.DefineType("MyHelloWorld", TypeAttributes.Public)
      ' Define a public nested class named 'MyNestedClass'.
      Dim myNestedClassType As TypeBuilder = _
               myHelloWorldType.DefineNestedType("MyNestedClass", TypeAttributes.NestedPublic, _
               GetType(Example), New Type() {GetType(IMyInterface)})
      ' Implement 'IMyInterface' interface.
      myNestedClassType.AddInterfaceImplementation(GetType(IMyInterface))
      ' Define 'HelloMethod' of 'IMyInterface'.
      Dim myHelloMethod As MethodBuilder = _
               myNestedClassType.DefineMethod("HelloMethod", MethodAttributes.Public Or _
               MethodAttributes.Virtual, GetType(String), New Type() {GetType(String)})
      ' Generate IL for 'GetGreeting' method.
      Dim myMethodIL As ILGenerator = myHelloMethod.GetILGenerator()
      myMethodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ldstr, "Hi! ")
      myMethodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ldarg_1)
      Dim infoMethod As MethodInfo = _
               GetType(String).GetMethod("Concat", New Type() {GetType(String), GetType(String)})
      myMethodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Call, infoMethod)
      myMethodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ret)

      Dim myHelloMethodInfo As MethodInfo = GetType(IMyInterface).GetMethod("HelloMethod")
      ' Implement 'HelloMethod' of 'IMyInterface'.
      myNestedClassType.DefineMethodOverride(myHelloMethod, myHelloMethodInfo)
      ' Create 'MyHelloWorld' type.
      Dim myType As Type = myHelloWorldType.CreateType()
      ' Create 'MyNestedClass' type.
      Return myNestedClassType.CreateType()
   End Function 'CreateCallee
End Class 'Example

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

Adds a new method to the type, with the specified name, method attributes, calling convention, method signature, and custom modifiers.

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

callingConvention
CallingConventions CallingConventions CallingConventions CallingConventions

The calling convention of the method.

returnType
Type Type Type Type

The return type of the method.

returnTypeRequiredCustomModifiers
Type[]

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

returnTypeOptionalCustomModifiers
Type[]

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

parameterTypes
Type[]

The types of the parameters of the method.

parameterTypeRequiredCustomModifiers
Type[][]

An array of arrays of types. Each array of types represents the required custom modifiers for the corresponding parameter, such as IsConst. If a particular parameter has no required custom modifiers, specify null instead of an array of types. If none of the parameters have required custom modifiers, specify null instead of an array of arrays.

parameterTypeOptionalCustomModifiers
Type[][]

An array of arrays of types. Each array of types represents the optional custom modifiers for the corresponding parameter, such as IsConst. If a particular parameter has no optional custom modifiers, specify null instead of an array of types. If none of the parameters have optional custom modifiers, specify null instead of an array of arrays.

Returns

A MethodBuilder object representing the newly added method.

Exceptions

The length of name is zero.

-or-

The type of the parent of this method is an interface, and this method is not virtual (Overridable in Visual Basic).

-or-

The size of parameterTypeRequiredCustomModifiers or parameterTypeOptionalCustomModifiers does not equal the size of parameterTypes.

The type was previously created using CreateType().

-or-

For the current dynamic type, the IsGenericType property is true, but the IsGenericTypeDefinition property is false.

Remarks

Use this overload if you need to specify custom modifiers. If you need to specify custom modifiers after the method has been created, as you would, for example, with a generic method whose parameter types are specified by its generic type parameters, you can use the DefineMethod(String, MethodAttributes) or DefineMethod(String, MethodAttributes, CallingConventions) method overloads to define the method and then use the MethodBuilder.SetSignature method to define the parameter and return types with custom modifiers.

Note

For more information on custom modifiers, see the ECMA Partition II Metadata documentation. The documentation is available online; see ECMA C# and Common Language Infrastructure Standards on MSDN and Standard ECMA-335 - Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) on the Ecma International Web site.

Applies to