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Package.CreateInstance Method

Creates the specified COM object using the Visual Studio's local registry CLSID object.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.12.0 (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.12.0.dll)

public Object CreateInstance(
	ref Guid clsid,
	ref Guid iid,
	Type type
)

Parameters

clsid
Type: System.Guid

The CLSID of the object to create.

iid
Type: System.Guid

The interface IID the object implements.

type
Type: System.Type

The managed type of the object to return.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
An instance of the created object.

The CreateInstance method creates the specified object using the Visual Studio local registry CLSID object. After creation it is cast to the given type. If Visual Studio cannot create it for any reason, the package uses Activator.CreatInstance. This allows managed classes to be registered in local to the particular Visual Studio version in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\clsid.

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