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Activator.CreateInstanceFrom Method (AppDomain, String, String)

Creates an instance of the type whose name is specified in the specified remote domain, using the named assembly file and default constructor.

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

public static ObjectHandle CreateInstanceFrom(
	AppDomain domain,
	string assemblyFile,
	string typeName
)

Parameters

domain
Type: System.AppDomain

The remote domain where the type named typeName is created.

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.

Return Value

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

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

domain or typeName is null.

MissingMethodException

No matching public 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 have the required FileIOPermission.

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 CreateInstanceFrom when a host needs to execute code in an application domain that has restricted security permissions.

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

NoteNote

This method uses SecurityAction.LinkDemand to require the immediate caller to have full trust. For important limitations on using the LinkDemand member, see Demand vs. LinkDemand.

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: 4.5, 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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