[Mono-list] Embedded API: static constructor calling

Robert Jordan robertj at gmx.net
Tue Oct 1 13:01:25 UTC 2013

On 01.10.2013 14:38, jonathan at mugginsoft.com wrote:
> On 1 Oct 2013, at 13:03, Robert Jordan <robertj at gmx.net> wrote:
>> On 01.10.2013 11:37, jonathan at mugginsoft.com wrote:
>>> Is it the case that calling a static field via the embedded API does not cause the static constructor to be run?
>>> This seems to be the behaviour I am observing.
>>> In the example below setting the static MetaDataXXX fields (before any other static access) does not cause the static constructor to be run and expected behaviour is lost.
>>> If I call a static warmup method first, which does trigger the constructor, then all is well.
>> You're supposed to call mono_runtime_class_init () on the vtable
>> of the class before calling mono_field_static_get/set.
>> Robert
> There doesn't seem to be anything in the docs about this.
> Is it just a kludge?
> in metadata/object.c/mono_field_get_value_object we see

mono_field_get_value_object is not mono_field_STATIC_get!
You are looking at the wrong function.

> However, kludge or not it does seem to work:

It works for me reproducibily.


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