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InstanceCreationEditor.CreateInstance Method

When overridden in a derived class, returns an instance of the specified type.

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

public abstract Object CreateInstance(
	ITypeDescriptorContext context,
	Type instanceType


Type: System.ComponentModel.ITypeDescriptorContext

The context information.

Type: System.Type

The specified type.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
An instance of the specified type or null.

.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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