AppDomain.CreateInstanceFrom Method (String, String, Object[])

Creates a new instance of the specified type defined in the specified assembly file.

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

public ObjectHandle CreateInstanceFrom(
	string assemblyFile,
	string typeName,
	Object[] activationAttributes
)

Parameters

assemblyFile
Type: System.String

The name, including the path, of a file that contains an assembly that defines the requested type. The assembly is loaded using the LoadFrom method.

typeName
Type: System.String

The fully qualified name of the requested type, including the namespace but not the assembly, as returned by the Type.FullName property.

activationAttributes
Type: System.Object[]

An array of one or more attributes that can participate in activation. Typically, an array that contains a single UrlAttribute object. The UrlAttribute specifies the URL that is required to activate a remote object.

Return Value

Type: System.Runtime.Remoting.ObjectHandle
An object that is a wrapper for the new instance, or null if typeName is not found. The return value needs to be unwrapped to access the real object.

Implements

_AppDomain.CreateInstanceFrom(String, String, Object[])

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

assemblyFile is null.

FileNotFoundException

assemblyFile was not found.

TypeLoadException

typeName was not found in assemblyFile.

MethodAccessException

The caller does not have sufficient permission to call this constructor.

MissingMethodException

No matching public constructor was found.

NotSupportedException

The caller cannot provide activation attributes for an object that does not inherit from MarshalByRefObject.

AppDomainUnloadedException

The operation is attempted on an unloaded application domain.

BadImageFormatException

assemblyFile is not a valid assembly.

-or-

Version 2.0 or later of the common language runtime is currently loaded and assemblyFile was compiled with a later version.

FileLoadException

An assembly or module was loaded twice with two different evidences.

NullReferenceException

This instance is null.

The default constructor for typeName is invoked.

The activationAttributes parameter is related to client-activated objects; see Client Activation.

For more information, see the Activator.CreateInstanceFrom method.

When the CreateInstanceFrom method is used to create an instance in a target application domain, other than the application domain from which the call is made, the assembly is loaded in the target application domain. However, if the instance is unwrapped in the calling application domain, using the unwrapped instance in certain ways can cause the assembly to be loaded into the calling application domain. For example, after the instance is unwrapped, its type information might be requested, in order to call its methods late-bound. When the assembly is loaded into the calling application domain, exceptions can occur.

  • If another version of the same assembly was previously loaded into the calling application domain, or if the load path of the calling application domain is different from that of the target application domain, exceptions such as MissingMethodException can occur.

  • If the calling application domain makes early-bound calls to the instance type, InvalidCastException can be thrown when an attempt is made to cast the instance.

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

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
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