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_Assembly.CreateInstance Method (String)

Provides COM objects with version-independent access to the CreateInstance method.

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

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 Object representing the type, with culture, arguments, binder, and activation attributes set to null, and BindingFlags set to Public or Instance, or null if typeName is not found.

This method is for access to managed classes from unmanaged code, and should not be called from managed code.

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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