Call a Method / member function dynamically using Type.InvokeMember

When you come into a situation you can only know what method to call during run time then the code below will be extremely useful to you.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Reflection;
 
namespace ConAppInvoke
{
  class MyType
  {
    public string GetString() { return “Call sucess”; }
    public string EchoNumber(int num) { return “Call sucess”; }
    public string TwoInt(int num, int num1) { return “Call sucess”; }
    public string OneStrOneInt(string num, int num1) { return “Call sucess”; }
  }

  class Program
  {
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
      Type t = typeof(MyType);
      // Instantiate an object
      Object obj = t.InvokeMember(null,
            BindingFlags.DeclaredOnly |
            BindingFlags.Public | BindingFlags.NonPublic |
            BindingFlags.Instance | BindingFlags.CreateInstance, null, null, null);

      // Call a method.
      String s = (String)t.InvokeMember(“GetString”,
          BindingFlags.DeclaredOnly |
          BindingFlags.Public | BindingFlags.NonPublic |
          BindingFlags.Instance | BindingFlags.InvokeMethod, null, obj, null);
      Console.WriteLine(“ToString: “ + s);

      // Call a method.
      String s1 = (String)t.InvokeMember(“EchoNumber”,
          BindingFlags.DeclaredOnly |
          BindingFlags.Public | BindingFlags.NonPublic |
          BindingFlags.Instance | BindingFlags.InvokeMethod, null, obj, new Object[] {5});
      Console.WriteLine(“ToString: “ + s1);

      // Call a method.
      String s2 = (String)t.InvokeMember(“TwoInt”,
          BindingFlags.DeclaredOnly |
          BindingFlags.Public | BindingFlags.NonPublic |
          BindingFlags.Instance | BindingFlags.InvokeMethod, null, obj, new Object[] { 5, 6 });
      Console.WriteLine(“ToString: “ + s2);
      // Call a method.
      String s3 = (String)t.InvokeMember(“OneStrOneInt”,
          BindingFlags.DeclaredOnly |
          BindingFlags.Public | BindingFlags.NonPublic |
          BindingFlags.Instance | BindingFlags.InvokeMethod, null, obj, new Object[] { “String”, 6 });
      Console.WriteLine(“ToString: “ + s3);
    }
  }
 
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