Handling and Raising Events

Events in the .NET Framework are based on the delegate model. (Those familiar with design patterns in object-oriented programming will notice the observer design pattern.) This section contains topics that describe the delegate model, show how to consume events in applications, and describe how to raise events from your class.

For details about the event syntax in a specific programming language, see the documentation for that language.

In This Section

  • Events and Delegates
    Provides an overview of the event model and describes delegates in the .NET Framework.
  • Consuming Events
    Provides an overview of how .NET Framework applications consume events.
  • Raising an Event
    Shows how to provide event functionality in your class.
  • Event Sample
    Contains a detailed sample that walks through the steps for raising an event from a class.
  • Raising Multiple Events
    Shows a technique for optimizing storage for multiple events.