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Type.GetTypeFromProgID Method (String)

Gets the type associated with the specified program identifier (ProgID), returning null if an error is encountered while loading the Type.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Function GetTypeFromProgID ( _
	progID As String _
) As Type

Parameters

progID
Type: System.String

The ProgID of the type to get.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
The type associated with the specified ProgID, if progID is a valid entry in the registry and a type is associated with it; otherwise, Nothing.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

progID is Nothing.

This method is provided for COM support. ProgIDs are not used in the Microsoft .NET Framework because they have been superseded by the concept of namespace.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

  • SecurityCriticalAttribute 

    Requires full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted or transparent code.

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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