#1,168 – Using a Lambda Expression as an Event Handler

You can use a lambda expression wherever a delegate instance is expected.  This includes using a lambda expression when defining an event handler.

        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            Dog d = new Dog("Bowser");

            // Method #1 - Subscribe to Barked event using named method
            d.Barked += d_Barked;

            // Method #2 - Subscribe to Barked event using lambda expression
            d.Barked += (s, e) => { Console.WriteLine("My dog says {0}", e); };

            d.Bark();

            Console.ReadLine();
        }

        static void d_Barked(object sender, string e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Dog {0} just barked, saying {1}",
                ((Dog)sender).Name, e);
        }

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About Sean
Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about .NET technologies. Equally passionate about my own personal projects related to family history and preservation of family stories and photos.

2 Responses to #1,168 – Using a Lambda Expression as an Event Handler

  1. Xavier Fischer says:

    Is there are way to unsubscribe to the event using the lambda syntax used.
    By the way, thanks for this blog, it is a great resource !

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