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DesignSurface.CreateInstance Method

Creates an instance of the given type.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel.Design
Assembly:  System.Design (in System.Design.dll)

protected internal virtual Object CreateInstance(
	Type type


Type: System.Type

The type to create.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The newly created object.


type is null.


The IDesignerHost attached to the DesignSurface has been disposed.

If type is an IComponent, CreateInstance searches for a constructor of type IContainer first, followed by an empty constructor.

.NET Framework

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

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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