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Type.GetTypeFromCLSID Method (Guid, String)

Gets the type associated with the specified class identifier (CLSID) from the specified server.

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

public static Type GetTypeFromCLSID(
	Guid clsid,
	string server


Type: System.Guid
The CLSID of the type to get.
Type: System.String
The server from which to load the type. If the server name is null, this method automatically reverts to the local machine.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
System.__ComObject regardless of whether the CLSID is valid.

The following example retrieves the type associated with the CLSID from the local host.

// Create a GUID.
Guid myGuid2 = new Guid("00020812-0000-0000-c000-000000000046");
// Get the type associated with the CLSID
// from the local host.
Type myType2 =Type.GetTypeFromCLSID(myGuid2, ".");
Console.WriteLine("The GUID associated with myType2 is {0}.", myType2.GUID);
Console.WriteLine("The type of the GUID is {0}.", myType2.ToString());

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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