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Activator.CreateInstance Method (String, String, Boolean, BindingFlags, Binder, Object[], CultureInfo, Object[], Evidence)

Creates an instance of the type whose name is specified, using the named assembly and the constructor that best matches the specified parameters.

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

public static ObjectHandle CreateInstance (
	string assemblyName,
	string typeName,
	bool ignoreCase,
	BindingFlags bindingAttr,
	Binder binder,
	Object[] args,
	CultureInfo culture,
	Object[] activationAttributes,
	Evidence securityInfo
)
public static ObjectHandle CreateInstance (
	String assemblyName, 
	String typeName, 
	boolean ignoreCase, 
	BindingFlags bindingAttr, 
	Binder binder, 
	Object[] args, 
	CultureInfo culture, 
	Object[] activationAttributes, 
	Evidence securityInfo
)
public static function CreateInstance (
	assemblyName : String, 
	typeName : String, 
	ignoreCase : boolean, 
	bindingAttr : BindingFlags, 
	binder : Binder, 
	args : Object[], 
	culture : CultureInfo, 
	activationAttributes : Object[], 
	securityInfo : Evidence
) : ObjectHandle

Parameters

assemblyName

The name of the assembly where the type named typeName is sought. If assemblyName is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), the executing assembly is searched.

typeName

The name of the preferred type.

ignoreCase

true to specify the search for typeName is not case-sensitive; false to specify the search is case-sensitive.

bindingAttr

A combination of zero or more bit flags that affect the search for the typeName constructor. If bindingAttr is zero, a case-sensitive search for public constructors is conducted.

binder

An object that uses bindingAttr and args to seek and identify the typeName constructor. If binder is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), the default binder is used.

args

An array of arguments that match in number, order, and type the parameters of the constructor to invoke. If args is an empty array or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), the constructor that takes no parameters (the default constructor) is invoked.

culture

Culture-specific information that governs the coercion of args to the formal types declared for the typeName constructor. If culture is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), the CultureInfo for the current thread is used.

activationAttributes

An array of one or more attributes that can participate in activation.

securityInfo

Information used to make security policy decisions and grant code permissions.

Return Value

A handle that must be unwrapped to access the newly created instance.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentNullException

typeName is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

MissingMethodException

No matching constructor was found.

TypeLoadException

typename was not found in assemblyName.

FileNotFoundException

assemblyName 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.

InvalidComObjectException

The COM type was not obtained through GetTypeFromProgID or GetTypeFromCLSID.

NotSupportedException

Creation of TypedReference, ArgIterator, Void, and RuntimeArgumentHandle types, or arrays of those types, is not supported.

-or-

activationAttributes is not an empty array and the type being created does not derive from MarshalByRefObject.

BadImageFormatException

assemblyName is not a valid assembly.

FileLoadException

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

Use ObjectHandle.Unwrap to unwrap the return value.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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