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How to provide arguments when creating an instance of a variable T

P: n/a
The following code chunk

static T CreateControl<T>(string name)
where T : new()
new T(name);

results in Compiler Error CS0417

MSDN help tells that "If you need to call another constructor, consider
using a class type constraint or interface constraint."

Any ideas on how to achieve this?
Rajiv Das
Jun 20 '06 #1
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If this can only be set in the ctor, then one way around this is to use
reflection; something like (not tested):

typeof(T).GetConstructor(new Type[] { typeof(string) }).Invoke(new object[]
{ name });

However: is this a UI control? Would it support being created using new()
and then having the .Name property set? This could be done as so:

static T CreateControl<T>(string name)
where T : Control, new() {
T control = new T();
control.Name = name;
return control;

Jun 20 '06 #2

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