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Activator.CreateInstanceFrom Method (String, String, Boolean, BindingFlags, Binder, Object[], CultureInfo, Object[])

Creates an instance of the type whose name is specified, using the named assembly file and the constructor that best matches the specified parameters.

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

public static ObjectHandle CreateInstanceFrom(
	string assemblyFile,
	string typeName,
	bool ignoreCase,
	BindingFlags bindingAttr,
	Binder binder,
	Object[] args,
	CultureInfo culture,
	Object[] activationAttributes
)

Parameters

assemblyFile
Type: System.String
The name of a file that contains an assembly where the type named typeName is sought.
typeName
Type: System.String
The name of the preferred type.
ignoreCase
Type: System.Boolean
true to specify that the search for typeName is not case-sensitive; false to specify that the search is case-sensitive.
bindingAttr
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.
binder
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.
args
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.
culture
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.
activationAttributes
Type: System.Object[]
An array of one or more attributes that can participate in activation. This is typically an array that contains a single UrlAttribute object. The UrlAttribute specifies the URL that is required to activate a remote object.

Return Value

Type: System.Runtime.Remoting.ObjectHandle
A handle that must be unwrapped to access the newly created instance.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

typeName is null.

MissingMethodException

No matching constructor was found.

TypeLoadException

typename was not found in assemblyFile.

FileNotFoundException

assemblyFile was not found.

MethodAccessException

The caller does not have permission to call this constructor.

MemberAccessException

Cannot create an instance of an abstract class, or this member was invoked with a late-binding mechanism.

TargetInvocationException

The constructor, which was invoked through reflection, threw an exception.

SecurityException

The caller does not have the required FileIOPermission.

NotSupportedException

activationAttributes is not an empty array, and the type being created does not derive from MarshalByRefObject.

BadImageFormatException

assemblyFile is not a valid assembly.

-or-

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.

Use the ObjectHandle.Unwrap method to unwrap the return value.

The activationAttributes parameter is related to client-activated objects; see Client Activation.

For information about other exceptions that can be thrown by invoked methods, see the Exceptions section of the Assembly.LoadFrom and CreateInstance methods.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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