Delegate Constructor (Type, String)

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Updated: June 2010

Initializes a delegate that invokes the specified static method from the specified class.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)


<SecuritySafeCriticalAttribute> _
Protected Sub New ( _
    target As Type, _
    method As String _
protected Delegate(
    Type target,
    string method


  • target
    Type: System.Type
    The class that defines method.
  • method
    Type: System.String
    The name of the static method that the delegate represents.


Exception Condition

target is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


method is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


target is not a RuntimeType. See Runtime Types in Reflection.


target represents an open generic type.


Application code attempts to access this member late-bound, for example, by using the Type.InvokeMember method.


This constructor cannot be used in application code. To create a delegate by specifying the name of a static method, use an overload of the CreateDelegate method that specifies a method name but does not specify a target object. For example, the CreateDelegate method overload creates a static delegate for a method with a specified name.

This constructor creates delegates for static methods only. An instance method is a method that is associated with an instance of a class; a static method is a method that is associated with the class itself.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

Change History




June 2010

Clarified that this constructor is not used in application code.

Customer feedback.