[Mono-devel-list] Trigger some internal action based on attributes for a method?

Jose Cornado jose.cornado at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 16:25:38 EDT 2005

This is kind of a shot in the dark:

What about using round tripping?

You do not want the users to customize their methods but what about
you adding a couple of IL instructions to their "standard" methods to
make the extra call.

On 6/27/05, Okehee Goh <okehee at gmail.com> wrote:
> I wonder how I can support this:
>  When a method is entered and starts executing ,
>           I'd like to implicitly call another method  or an internal
> function defined inside of CLR
> (What I'd like to do is to notify CLR certain information telling that
> the method being executed now is the one CLR should monitor..)
> Seems there is 'hook' approach.
> But I don't want users to customize their methods into certain format
> in order to insert the hook.
> So, I checked out Attributes because users can simply add
> corresponding attribute in front of the method definition. But, seems
> that the metadata information declared through Attribute is accessed
> through reflection in managed code only.  Users' managed code calls
> some reflection to ask the type of attribute.
> However, is there a way that CLR internal can use the attribute like
> hook function?
> If Attributes are not proper for that, how about event listener?
> I searched the archive of the mailing list. There was a mail-thread
> "Implementing attribute-based code generation" in Jan. I wonder
> whether there has been evolved activities for that since that?
> Regards,
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