Activator.CreateInstance Method (String, String, Boolean, BindingFlags, Binder, Object, CultureInfo, Object)
Creates an instance of the type whose name is specified, using the named assembly and the constructor that best matches the specified parameters.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public static ObjectHandle CreateInstance( string assemblyName, string typeName, bool ignoreCase, BindingFlags bindingAttr, Binder binder, Object args, CultureInfo culture, Object activationAttributes )
- Type: System.String
The name of the assembly where the type named typeName is sought. If assemblyName is null, the executing assembly is searched.
- Type: System.String
The fully qualified name of the preferred type.
- Type: System.Boolean
true to specify that the search for typeName is not case-sensitive; false to specify that the search is case-sensitive.
- Type: System.Reflection.BindingFlags
A combination of zero or more bit flags that affect the search for the typeName constructor. If bindingAttr is zero, a case-sensitive search for public constructors is conducted.
- Type: System.Reflection.Binder
An object that uses bindingAttr and args to seek and identify the typeName constructor. If binder is null, the default binder is used.
- Type: System.Object
An array of arguments that match in number, order, and type the parameters of the constructor to invoke. If args is an empty array or null, the constructor that takes no parameters (the default constructor) is invoked.
- Type: System.Globalization.CultureInfo
Culture-specific information that governs the coercion of args to the formal types declared for the typeName constructor. If culture is null, the CultureInfo for the current thread is used.
Return ValueType: System.Runtime.Remoting.ObjectHandle
A handle that must be unwrapped to access the newly created instance.
typeName is null.
No matching constructor was found.
typename was not found in assemblyName.
assemblyName was not found.
The caller does not have permission to call this constructor.
Cannot create an instance of an abstract class, or this member was invoked with a late-binding mechanism.
The constructor, which was invoked through reflection, threw an exception.
activationAttributes is not an empty array, and the type being created does not derive from MarshalByRefObject.
The constructor that best matches args has varargs arguments.
assemblyName is not a valid assembly.
The common language runtime (CLR) version 2.0 or later is currently loaded, and assemblyName was compiled for a version of the CLR that is later than the currently loaded version. Note that the .NET Framework versions 2.0, 3.0, and 3.5 all use CLR version 2.0.
An assembly or module was loaded twice with two different evidences.
The assembly name or code base is invalid.
Use ObjectHandle.Unwrap to unwrap the return value.
The activationAttributes parameter is related to client-activated objects; see Client Activation.
Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1, this method can be used to create nonpublic types and members if the caller has been granted ReflectionPermission with the ReflectionPermissionFlag.RestrictedMemberAccess flag and if the grant set of the assembly that contains the nonpublic types and members is restricted to the caller’s grant set or to a subset thereof. (See Security Considerations for Reflection.)
To use this functionality, your application should target the .NET Framework 3.5 or later.
for the ability to call unmanaged code when creating an instance of a delegate. Associated enumeration: SecurityPermissionFlag.UnmanagedCode
for accessing nonpublic types and members when the grant set of the nonpublic types and members is restricted to the caller's grant set or to a subset thereof. Associated enumeration: ReflectionPermissionFlag.RestrictedMemberAccess
for accessing nonpublic types and members regardless of their grant set. Associated enumeration: ReflectionPermissionFlag.MemberAccess
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.