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There is a third party assembly which I would like to call dynamically.

Meaning I need to call a method of a class only when that third party assembly is present. (The application is deployed as a click-once deployment)

/Amaw Scritz
Posted 30-Oct-12 17:42pm
Sushil Mate 31-Oct-12 0:01am
whats stopping you?
It's not a problem, but better to support some interface (otherwise you will have to find type/method by name, which is always bad for support and debugging). What did you try? This is straightforward: read on Reflection APIs and act "by definition", nothing tricky.

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Solution 1

You can try something like:
var t = Type.GetType("the full name of your class here");

if (t != null)
     // the type is present so your assembly is there
     var methodToCall = t.GetMethod("Name of the method to call");
     // invocation
     var result = methodToCall.Invoke(<targetornullifstaticmethod>, <parametersasanarrayofobjects>);


targetOrNullIfStaticMethod being the object instance on which you want to call the method
parametersAsAnArrayOfObjects being an array of the parameters the method is expecting (or null if no parameters)

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