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Assembly.CreateInstance Method (String)

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

Namespace:  System.Reflection
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public Object CreateInstance(
	string typeName
)

Parameters

typeName
Type: System.String

The Type.FullName of the type to locate.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
An instance of the specified type created with the default constructor; or null if typeName is not found. The type is resolved using the default binder, without specifying culture or activation attributes, and with BindingFlags set to Public or Instance.

Implements

_Assembly.CreateInstance(String)
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.

ArgumentNullException

typeName is null.

MissingMethodException

No matching constructor was found.

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.

.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

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

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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