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Invoke methods dynamically using reflection

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This article help us about Invoke methods dynamically using reflection and how to use it.

Here's a simple example of Reflection which is used to invoke the method of an instance. MethodInfo class is used to access the specific method of the instance, using this class we can invoke the methods even if it has parameters. This is very help full when you are using late binding.

The following class has number of methods which we are going to invoke using reflection

public class AirCraft
private string m_Name;
public string Name
get { return m_Name; }
set { m_Name = value; }

private int m_Speed;

public int Speed
get { return m_Speed; }
set { m_Speed = value; }

public void ShowName()
MessageBox.Show("Aircraft name is " + Name);

public void StartFly()
MessageBox.Show(Name+" Is Flying...(Speed:"+Speed+" km/h)");

public void StopFly()
MessageBox.Show(Name+" Landed Safely");

implemeting the reflection concept to invoke the method of an instance

public class Form1 : Form
public Form1()

private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
AirCraft obj = new AirCraft();
obj.Name = "Black Bird";
obj.Speed = 1000;
InvokeMethod(obj, "ShowName");
InvokeMethod(obj, "StartFly");
InvokeMethod(obj, "StopFly");

private void InvokeMethod(object instance,string methodName)
//Getting the method information using the method info class
MethodInfo mi = instance.GetType().GetMethod(methodName);

//invoing the method
//null- no parameter for the function [or] we can pass the array of parameters
mi.Invoke(instance, null);

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Responses to "Invoke methods dynamically using reflection"
Author: Hetalkumar Kachhadiya  22 Oct 2010   Member Level: Gold   Points : 1
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Guest Author: mohammad abedi   09 Sep 2012
hi, If you want to dynamically call the class, what now, the class name as a string to pass to the function.


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