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Type.GetTypeFromProgID Method (String, Boolean)

Gets the type associated with the specified program identifier (ProgID), specifying whether to throw an exception if an error occurs while loading the type.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

static member GetTypeFromProgID : 
        progID:string * 
        throwOnError:bool -> Type

Parameters

progID
Type: System.String

The ProgID of the type to get.

throwOnError
Type: System.Boolean

true to throw any exception that occurs.

-or-

false to ignore any exception that occurs.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
The type associated with the specified program identifier (ProgID), if progID is a valid entry in the registry and a type is associated with it; otherwise, a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

progID is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

COMException

The specified ProgID is not registered.

This method is provided for COM support. Program IDs are not used in Microsoft .NET Framework because they have been superseded by the concept of namespace.

The following example retrieves a type by passing a ProgID, specifying whether to throw an exception if the ProgID is invalid. The example then displays the ClassID related to the ProgID, along with any applicable exception message.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

  • SecurityCriticalAttribute 

    Requires full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted or transparent code.

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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