Anonymous Methods- C#

An anonymous function is an "inline" statement or expression that can be used wherever a delegate type is expected. You can use it to initialize a named delegate or pass it instead of a named delegate type as a method parameter.

You can use a lambda expression or an anonymous method to create an anonymous function. We recommend using lambda expressions as they provide more concise and expressive way to write inline code. Unlike anonymous methods, some types of lambda expressions can be converted to the expression tree types.

class Test
{
    delegate void TestDelegate(string s);
    static void M(string s)
    {
        Console.WriteLine(s);
    }

    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        // Original delegate syntax required
        // initialization with a named method.
        TestDelegate testDelA = new TestDelegate(M);

        // C# 2.0: A delegate can be initialized with
        // inline code, called an "anonymous method." This
        // method takes a string as an input parameter.
        TestDelegate testDelB = delegate(string s) { Console.WriteLine(s); };

        // C# 3.0. A delegate can be initialized with
        // a lambda expression. The lambda also takes a string
        // as an input parameter (x). The type of x is inferred by the compiler.
        TestDelegate testDelC = (x) => { Console.WriteLine(x); };

        // Invoke the delegates.
        testDelA("Hello. My name is M and I write lines.");
        testDelB("That's nothing. I'm anonymous and ");
        testDelC("I'm a famous author.");

        // Keep console window open in debug mode.
        Console.WriteLine("Press any key to exit.");
        Console.ReadKey();
    }
}
/* Output:
    Hello. My name is M and I write lines.
    That's nothing. I'm anonymous and
    I'm a famous author.
    Press any key to exit.
 */