#539 – Type Inference When Calling Generic Methods

When you call a generic method, you can provide a type argument, indicating the type for any type parameters, or you can let the type be inferred by the compiler.

For the following type definition:

public static void DogBuriesThing<T>(Dog d, T thing)

You can either provide the type argument:

            Dog buster = new Dog("Buster", 5);
            Dog.DogBuriesThing<Bone>(buster, new Bone("Buster's rawhide"));

Or you can omit the type when you call the method, letting the type be inferred based on the type of the second argument:

            Dog.DogBuriesThing(buster, new Cow("Bessie"));
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3 Responses to #539 – Type Inference When Calling Generic Methods

  1. That’s one hungry dog to be burying an entire cow!

  2. David says:

    Not so hungry — it’s burying it for later.

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