GetTypeFromProgID Method (String, Boolean)

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.

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

[<SecurityCriticalAttribute>]
static member GetTypeFromProgID : 
        progID:string *
        throwOnError:bool -> Type

Parameters

progID
Type: System.String

The ProgID of the type to get.

throwOnError
Type: System.Boolean

true to throw any exception that occurs.

-or-

false to ignore any exception that occurs.

Return Value

Type: 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.

Exception Condition
ArgumentException

progID is null.

COMException

The specified ProgID is not registered.

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 Program IDs are not used in Microsoft .NET Framework because they have been superseded by the concept of namespace.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.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

SecurityCriticalAttribute

Requires full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted or transparent code.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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