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Adding A generic delegate to a Dictionary .

prasadbuddhika asked:

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I' having tough time with handling generics in C#, following is the code snippet that i'm using

public delegate void SyncEventDelegate<TEntity>(TEntity entity, SyncInfo requestInfo);

i need to add this delegate to a Dictionary

private Dictionary<Type, SyncEventDelegate<ISynchronizeableEntity>> _delegateCollection;

the method that passes the the delegate to register has the following signature.

public void Register<TEntity>( SyncEventDelegate<ISynchronizeableEntity> syncEventDelegate) where TEntity : ISynchronizeableEntity

it's working fine for the moment , but I have a doubt if i change the register method signature to the following format , i get a compiler error.

public void Register<TEntity>( SyncEventDelegate<TEntity> syncEventDelegate) where TEntity : ISynchronizeableEntity

I thought it should work since TEntity is derived from ISynchronizeableEntity, but it doesn't.

I really appreciate if someone can explain this.
thanks in advance.
Tags: C#


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