C# Generic headach

I recently converted some code to use Generic types in C# 2.0 and got the following error:

Cannot create an instance of ... because Type.ContainsGenericParameters is true

Turns out, you can’t dynamically call methods on a generic class. Well you can, but you kind of have to convert the generic type to enable late bound reflection.


type = instance.GetType().MakeGenericType(instance.GetType().GetGenericArguments());
return type.GetProperty(property).GetValue(instance, null);

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