You have probably already heard about the new dynamic feature in C#
4.0 and how it is used to support COM interop. If you haven't, I
strongly recommend reading the following MSDN articles: Using Type dynamic and How to: Access Office Interop Objects by Using Visual C# 2010 Features.
where else can you use this new feature? What are the use cases? Where
does dynamic dispatch work better than static typing?
The quick answer is that whenever you see syntax like myobject.GetProperty("Address"),
you have a use case for dynamic objects. First of all, the above syntax
is difficult to read. Second, you don’t have any IntelliSense support
for the property name, and if the “Address” property doesn’t exist you
get a run-time exception. So why not create a dynamic object that calls
the property as myobject.Address? You still get the run-time exception, and you still don't get IntelliSense, but at least the syntax is much better.
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