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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());

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