Type.GetTypeFromProgID Method (String)

Gets the type associated with the specified program identifier (ProgID), returning null if an error is encountered while loading the Type.

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

[SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Flags = SecurityPermissionFlag.UnmanagedCode)]
public static Type GetTypeFromProgID(
	string progID
)

Parameters

progID
Type: System.String

The ProgID of the type to get.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
The type associated with the specified ProgID, if progID is a valid entry in the registry and a type is associated with it; otherwise, null.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

progID is null.

This method is provided for COM support. ProgIDs are not used in the Microsoft .NET Framework because they have been superseded by the concept of namespace.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0
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