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Type.GetTypeFromCLSID Method (Guid, Boolean)

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

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public static Type GetTypeFromCLSID(
	Guid clsid,
	bool throwOnError


Type: System.Guid

The CLSID of the type to get.

Type: System.Boolean

true to throw any exception that occurs.


false to ignore any exception that occurs.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
System.__ComObject regardless of whether the CLSID is valid.

Exceptions such as OutOfMemoryException will be thrown when specifying true for throwOnError, but it will not fail for unregistered CLSIDs.

The following example retrieves the type associated with the CLSID from the local host, specifying whether to throw an exception if an error occurs while loading the type.

using System;
class MyGetTypeFromCLSIDSample
    public static void Main()
            // Create a GUID.
            Guid myGuid1 = new Guid("1DCD0710-0B41-11D3-A565-00C04F8EF6E3");
            // Get the type associated with the CLSID 
            // and specify whether to throw an exception if an error occurs 
            // while loading the type.
            Type myType1 =Type.GetTypeFromCLSID(myGuid1, true);
            Console.WriteLine("The GUID associated with myType1 is {0}.", myType1.GUID);
            Console.WriteLine("The type of the GUID is {0}.", myType1.ToString());

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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