Type.GetTypeFromProgID Method (String, Boolean)
Gets the type associated with the specified program identifier (ProgID), specifying whether to throw an exception if an error occurs while loading the type.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
[<SecurityCriticalAttribute>] static member GetTypeFromProgID : progID:string * throwOnError:bool -> Type
The ProgID of the type to get.
true to throw any exception that occurs.
false to ignore any exception that occurs.
Return ValueType: System.Type
The type associated with the specified program identifier (ProgID), if progID is a valid entry in the registry and a type is associated with it; otherwise, null.
This method is provided for COM support. Program IDs are not used in Microsoft .NET Framework because they have been superseded by the concept of namespace.
The following example retrieves a type by passing a ProgID, specifying whether to throw an exception if the ProgID is invalid. The example then displays the ClassID related to the ProgID, along with any applicable exception message.
Requires full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted or transparent code.
Available since 1.1