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Dynamic Code Generation Using CodeDOM

, 1 Jul 2007 Ms-PL
This article explains how CodeDOM can be used to generate code dynamcially and build it using dynamic code compilation. It also explains how to apply custom attributes.
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    using System;
using System.Threading;
using System.IO;
using System.Text;
using System.Drawing;
using System.CodeDom;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.CodeDom.Compiler;
using System.Collections.Generic;

using Microsoft.CSharp;

namespace DynamicCodeGeneration.CodeGenerator
{
    public partial class UI : Form
    {
        public UI()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        private void Do_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            try
            {
                if (this.CSharp.Checked)
                {
                    GenerateAssembly(AssemblyGenerationMode.CSharp);
                }
                else
                {
                    GenerateAssembly(AssemblyGenerationMode.IL);
                }
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show(ex.ToString());
            }
        }

        private void GenerateAssembly(AssemblyGenerationMode mode)
        {
            IGenerator generator = null;
            switch(mode)
            {
                case AssemblyGenerationMode.CSharp:
                    generator = new CSharpGenerator();
                    break;
                case AssemblyGenerationMode.IL:
                    generator = new MSILGenerator();
                    break;
            }
            this.AssemblyLocation.Text = generator.GenerateAssembly(this.AssemblyAuthor.Text, this.ClassAuthor.Text, this.MethodAuthor.Text);
            this.GeneratedCode.Text = generator.Code;
        }
    }

    enum AssemblyGenerationMode
    {
        CSharp = 0,
        IL = 1
    }
}

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Piyush S Bhatnagar
Web Developer
United States United States
I work with Proteans Software Solutions. Interests include software architecture, design patterns, agile, scrum development, automated acceptance testing, books, music, travel, movies...

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