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Assembly.CreateInstance Method (String, Boolean)

Locates the specified type from this assembly and creates an instance of it using the system activator, with optional case-sensitive search.

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

public Object CreateInstance(
	string typeName,
	bool ignoreCase
)

Parameters

typeName
Type: System.String

The Type.FullName of the type to locate.

ignoreCase
Type: System.Boolean

true to ignore the case of the type name; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
An instance of Object representing the type, with culture, arguments, binder, and activation attributes set to null, and BindingFlags set to Public or Instance, or null if typeName is not found.

Implements

_Assembly.CreateInstance(String, Boolean)

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

typeName is an empty string ("") or a string beginning with a null character.

-or-

The current assembly was loaded into the reflection-only context.

MissingMethodException

No matching constructor was found.

ArgumentNullException

typeName is null.

FileNotFoundException

typeName requires a dependent assembly that could not be found.

FileLoadException

typeName requires a dependent assembly that was found but could not be loaded.

-or-

The current assembly was loaded into the reflection-only context, and typeName requires a dependent assembly that was not preloaded.

BadImageFormatException

typeName requires a dependent assembly, but the file is not a valid assembly.

-or-

typeName requires a dependent assembly which was compiled for a version of the runtime later than the currently loaded version.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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

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