Other popular object oriented languages like Java and Smalltalk do not have the concept of delegates. The delegate is new to C# and it derives its roots from C++ and J++. I hope that this article has helped clear the confusion commonly surrounding delegates for programmers who are just starting out with C# as their first object oriented language.
If you are using the Visual Studio IDE for your C# GUI development, attaching your delegate methods to the events generated by GUI controls (like a mouse click on a button) can be done without writing any code. Still, it is better to know what is going on under the hood just in case you might need it some time.
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