Don’t forget the correct method signature when using runClassMethodIL()

If you think you know how something works, but really don’t and you’re not paying attention when errors pop up then you’re going to have a bad time.

So if you write this:

static private void myMethod()
{
    info(funcName());
}

Or this:

static private void myMethod(container _container)
{
    info(funcName());
}

Or this:

static private container myMethod()
{
    info(funcName());
    return conNull();
}

To use like this:

server static public void runIL()
{
    container ret;
    XppILExecutePermission  xppILExecutePermission;
    ;
 
    xppILExecutePermission = new XppILExecutePermission();
    xppILExecutePermission.assert();
 
    ret = runClassMethodIL(classStr(MyClass), staticMethodStr(MyClass, myMethod), conNull());
 
    CodeAccessPermission::revertAssert();
}

Then you’ll get this error at runtime and be confused.

Error executing code: MyClass object does not have method 'myMethod'.

The method is right there, how can it not exist? You try some variations but the error remains. Confusion intensifies. After few minutes of grumbling and hasty attempts to fix it common sense kicks in and you understand the correct way to write it is:

static private container myMethod(container _container = conNull())
{
    info(funcName());
    return conNull();
}

Which makes perfect sense once you think about it because it’s the only way to get values in and out of the method. Of course, this could have been avoided by taking a step back and thinking a bit before typing.

Bonus tip for dealing with this runtime error:

Request for the permission of type 'XppILExecutePermission' failed.

Check if your method calling runClassMethodIL() and creating the permission (runIL() in my example) is actually running on server. If not, runClassMethodIL() won’t find the XppILExecutePermission object because it’s on another tier.

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